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.
Department for Education and Skills
Contact a Family
Advisory Centre for Education
Futures House, The Moakes, Marsh Farm, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU3 3QB
Tel: 01582 548150
Fax: 01582 548220