Applying psychology with educational communities to enhance wellbeing and improve outcomes for all.
Our team is a group of highly experienced Educational Psychologists, Assistant Educational Psychologists and Trainee Educational Psychologists who work with school staff, children, and families. We are supported in our work by a great admin team.
The goal of Psychological Services is to support schools and settings to achieve better outcomes for children and young people and improve wellbeing.
We use our knowledge of educational and psychological research and theory to:
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We work with young people and the adults in their lives to:
Our work can be:
We can offer support in identifying, assessing and understanding the needs of children with SEND, in relation to the areas outlined in the Code of Practice. These include:
As a team, we:
If you would like to know more about the type of work we have been doing, please read our monthly blog by clicking on the links below:
STEP 1: Discuss your concerns with the school
STEP 2: Deciding if Psychological Services are best for your child
STEP 3: The school will request our support
If an Education, Health and Care Assessment has been agreed for your child, an Educational Psychologist will automatically be asked to provide advice.
If you have any questions or queries about the work of Educational Psychologists, please call us on 01670 624813
Please see the below document for more information:
Information is stored according to Northumberland County Council’s policies and adheres to General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
You should work with our Psychological Services team because we:
On-going professional training is undertaken by all our Educational Psychologists to ensure that we:
While maintaining an independent professional view, Educational Psychologists contribute to developing the special educational needs processes and provision across Northumberland. This means that we have sound knowledge regarding the processes relating to SEND in the local authority.
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All children in Northumberland settings are able to access statutory services from Psychological Services free of charge. This work relates solely to:
However, it is strongly advised that all schools purchase time from Psychological Services to ensure that support is readily available for any issues that may arise over the academic year.
PLEASE NOTE: The availability of EP input during the year will be dependent upon capacity. Schools that do not enter into a Service Level Agreement with Psychological Services cannot be guaranteed access to the service beyond the statutory elements described above.
Psychological Services provide a core offer to benefit all children and young people in Northumberland.
Our core offer includes:
Educational Psychologists will continue to provide psychological advice for all Education, Health and Care Assessments and will undertake other statutory work - including work for tribunals and other complex casework requested by the SEND team.
Schools and settings can purchase a Service Level Agreement (SLA) to access the following types of support from Psychological Services:
Daily rate for Psychological Services
*PLEASE NOTE: A day consists of 5 hours EP time, this includes contact time in school plus any preparation and follow up work. For example, preparing training materials or writing reports.
In addition to the above, school staff will be able to access training events provided on a locality or county wide basis. These will be costed individually.
The links below are for all schools and settings to request support from Psychological Services.
Request for individual support
Please click on the following link to access the ‘Request for Support’ form:
PLEASE NOTE: All requests for support require signed parental consent. School’s must have a Service Level Agreement with Psychological Services for individual work with a child or young person to take place.
Request for Whole School support
Schools can also request whole school work/training, following a discussion with their link EP. We have a training brochure which gives some examples of the kind of training sessions that can be delivered. We also offer some additional training opportunities countywide which we advertise on the ecourier.
Please click on the links below to access the forms and documents:
Request for additional days
Schools who wish to request additional time, or schools who are not part of an SLA, may do so by completing the following form:
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