Educational Psychology Service
- What our service does
- Where service is located and the areas it covers
- Who our service provides for
- How can the Educational Psychology Service be accessed?
- How decisions are made about eligibility for our service
- Who a service user should contact if they want to raise a concern or complain about something
- Who a parent carer/young person can contact for further information
- Useful resources
We provide high quality psychological support to children, young people and their families to improve their educational and wellbeing outcomes.
We work in partnership with families, children’s centres, early years settings, schools, further education settings and other agencies to improve their understanding of a child or young person’s educational, developmental and psychological needs and how to meet them.
We provide support to children and young people through:
- Consultations with staff and parents/carers about children who have emerging or ongoing special educational needs in schools or educational settings. We will help your child’s school or educational settings to put together a programme of support for your child
- Individual assessment and advice on appropriate intervention programmes for children and young people who have complex or more severe educational needs
- Group-based programmes with children in small groups or with the whole class
- Staff training and development in schools
We also offer workshops to parents and carers to help develop their skills and confidence.
All educational psychologists in our team have had specialist postgraduate training in educational psychology and are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (external link).
We are located in the Alexandra House, 2nd floor, 10 Station Road, Wood Green N22 7TR.
All children’s centres, primary, special and secondary schools and further education settings in Haringey have an allocated Educational Psychologist who visits regularly.
We provide advice and support for Haringey children and young people who have additional educational, social, emotional and developmental needs from birth to 25 years, including the following priority groups:
- Children and young people going through an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment
- Children in Care and Looked After by Haringey Council
- Children in independent special schools that are located outside of Haringey
- Children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan), including those who are home educated
We also provide support and advice, where children and young people are involved, in the immediate aftermath of a traumatic incident (for example, the sudden death or serious injury of a member of the school community such as a parent, pupil or staff member). This support is called ‘traumatic incident support’ and can be asked for through your child’s school or educational setting.
Most requests for our involvement come through schools, early year’s settings and the local authority. We do not accept requests for involvement directly from GPs or other agencies but they can request involvement through your child’s school or educational setting.
Schools and educational settings can purchase additional time from the Educational Psychology Service to support them in developing skills and interventions so that they can meet a range of special educational needs and disabilities.
Your child’s school or educational setting will, in the first instance, consult with the Educational Psychologist about any concerns in relation to children and young people. Parents/carers have to agree to a request being made for involvement by an Educational Psychologist.
We welcome feedback about our service. Please speak directly to the Educational Psychologist working with you/your child in the first instance to resolve any concerns you may have about the service you have received.
If you are unhappy with their response, please contact the Principal Educational Psychologist, who will listen to your concerns and seek to resolve the matter.
- Telephone: 020 8489 3004
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