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Luton Borough Council

Educational Psychology Service

Educational psychologists apply knowledge of psychology, child development, education and social interaction to promote learning, development and emotional well-being.

 Educational psychologists (EP) are postgraduate, applied psychologists. Many have a teaching qualification and / or experience of working with children and young people in educational settings in addition to a Masters degree in Educational Psychology and/ or a doctorate in Educational Psychology. We work through consultation and collaboration with significant adults to seek solutions to concerns and difficulties of children and young people aged 0 - 25 years.

The role of the EP is wide-ranging. It involves:

  • ​working through other significant adults to affect positive change for individual children or young people whose learning, development or emotional well-being is causing concern;
  • working directly with individuals or groups of children to promote learning, social skills or emotional control;
  • working with schools to help develop policies or evaluate practice to promote learning or positive behaviour;
  • advising on intervention strategies and ways to evaluate their effectiveness;
  • contributing to professional development of teachers and other educational support staff;
  • responding to critical incidents involving schools;
  • facilitating workshops at conferences;
  • working with parents/ carers;​
  • undertaking research on behalf of the Local Education Authority or schools to inform strategic direction and policy development;
  • liaising, co-ordinating information and working with other agencies involved with children and their ​families/ carers;
  • contributing to the safeguarding of children;
  • specific input around the needs of looked-after children;
  • contributing to Statutory Assessment of Special Educational Needs under Children & Families Act, 2014;
  • providing placement learning experience for trainee educational psychologists.​
​EP's are registered with and bound by ethical professional practice guidance and codes of conduct determined by the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). 

Related links
Government departments
Department for Education and Skills
Information for parents, children, young people
Young Minds
Contact a Family
Advisory Centre for Education
Professional bodies
Association of Educational Psychologists
The British Psychological Society

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Contact info
Educational psychology service
Futures House, The Moakes, Marsh Farm, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU3 3QB
Tel: 01582 548150
Fax: 01582 548220


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