We work with schools onsite to provide a specialist, cost effective and responsive service.
We work with all types of schools. Find out more about our work with:
Find out how we can help you if you are a:
The SEND code of practice (2015) not only extended the age range covered by educational support, but also placed higher demands on schools to make reasonable adjustments within existing provision. We work with school aged children and young people on an individual and group level. Our specialists can also be commissioned for putting whole school approaches in place to make the most of internal resources.
Every school is required to identify and address the SEN of the pupils that they support. Mainstream schools, which...includes maintained schools and academies that are not special schools, maintained nursery schools, 16 to19 academies, alternative provision academies and Pupil Referral Units (PRUs), must:
Our team of psychologists carry out statutory work as part of our professional, comprehensive and effective service. Statutory work includes assessments to be used as part of an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan in addition to the transfer from statements to EHC plans.
Non-statutory work includes assessments, therapeutic support, training and consultancy. Assessments can be used to identify a broad range of needs and includes individual and group screening. Our psychologists carry out therapeutic support through individual and group interventions. Training provided by our team of psychologists includes workshops and training days which are available to various audiences, including all school staff, parents and carers. Liaising with parents and carers can also be included within consultancy work. Our educational and child psychology input can be designed on a bespoke basis to truly support the needs within schools.
Our specialist services can be commissioned by local authorities and education settings. In order to provide a joined-up approach we communicate with relevant professionals on a case by case basis. Our psychology services can be used by schools to replace or supplement existing provision. When working with local authorities information will be shared to prevent the need to repeat information or assessments.
Arrange a free initial discussion to find out how we can benefit your school...
We work with the children and young people who require input from a psychologist. Usually we work with students who are having difficulties within their development, learning or mental health. Not making expected progress or behavioural difficulties could indicate that a child requires psychologist input. Our psychologists are also ideally suited to work with children and young people who have identified or unidentified needs providing a barrier to their learning.
We provide instant access to our specialist team, along with a broad range of school services suitable to needs and requirements, including specific assessments, interventions and school training. Our specialists create bespoke packages to address the needs within your students and school.
We understand the pressure to show progress for all students, including those with special educational needs and disabilities. Taking a holistic needs-led approach based in evidence allows us to provide support to improve outcomes.
If a school provides education to children and young people with looked after and adopted status then we have clinical, educational and child psychologists who specialise this area and can address specific needs. We provide consistent, ongoing collaboration for long lasting change to make a true difference in the lives of children with adopted or looked after status. Some of our services for children and young people who have adopted status can be funded through the adoption support fund.
As a flexible service, we can work through a service level agreement or on a standalone basis for short-term work. Standalone work and service level agreements can be commissioned at any point during the school year. We usually recommend commissioning service level agreements during school budget finalisation so schools can plan effectively for the year ahead. School commissioned services provide the freedom to use our services how and when needed.
The referral process for our psychology services are swift and simple. We have a number of options designed to reduce unnecessary paperwork and time spent. Referrals can be made by the SENCO and members of the senior leadership team. Read more about how you can make a referral to our services. We have an open referral criteria, meaning that we can see the students schools need us to see, when schools need.