Hillingdon Educational Psychology Service (EPS) promotes inclusive practice and works with children, young people, families, schools and other practitioners to encourage the educational, social and emotional growth and development of children and young people. We provide guidance and support to schools on a range of issues, including raising the achievement of pupils, particularly those with special educational needs (SEN).
Hillingdon EPS provides a specialist psychological service to schools, nurseries and other educational settings in Hillingdon. The EP will work closely with the Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) or Inclusion Manager in the school or setting to arrange their work, whether commissioned by the Local Authority or the school or setting itself. The EPS also provides a specialist service to children and young people with statements of SEN or Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans who are Hillingdon residents but are being educated elsewhere.
We contribute to improving outcomes for children and young people in schools and other educational settings by:
The EPS operates a consultation model delivery of service, which involves working with settings to identify needs and to plan, assess and implement interventions. Parents and young people can contact the service to discuss whether an EP would be appropriate to consult for advice and the psychologist will usually want to involve the current education setting in planning any involvement.
All educational psychologists employed by the London Borough of Hillingdon are fully qualified and registered with the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC). There is a statutory duty for educational psychologists to engage in continuing professional development to maintain this registration. Trainee educational psychologists who are enrolled on approved training courses work under the supervision of qualified EPs within the team. We also employ assistant educational psychologists to work under supervision. The service undertakes supervision, training and quality assurance.
For more information about this service, please click here.Last reviewed: 28/09/2017
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