Coronavirus Team Update
Educational Psychology Service - Telephone Parent Advice Line
If you would like support and advice, we are offering an opportunity for you to talk about your child/children with an educational psychologist for up to 30 minutes on our phone line. This service runs on Wednesdays between 1:00 and 3:00 pm and during term time.
We can help by talking through your concerns about your child, their development, any special educational needs that you may be aware of or any concerns you may have about their home or school experience.
We can give you advice about:
- behaviour at home or school
- learning at home or school
- your child’s special educational needs
- anxiety, wellbeing and mental health
Please do contact the EPS Parent Advice Service on: 020 8820 7519
Wednesday afternoons 1pm - 3pm during term time.
Schools and other services can make contact to discuss how we can work with them during the crisis.
Who we are:
Educational Psychologists also called EPs or Ed Psychs have professional qualifications in psychology and educational psychology. Educational Psychologists focus on how children and young people develop, learn and behave.
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What we do:
Educational Psychologists work collaboratively with staff in education settings, parents, children and young people. EPs work with them to help children and young people who are having difficulties receive the right sort of help.
Each of the maintained schools and colleges in Hackney has an allocated EP who visits regularly to work with staff.
Many of Hackney’s maintained schools and colleges also buy in additional EP time. How this time is used is often agreed during termly multi-agency planning meetings.
Work in schools
If a child or young person is having difficulty at school or college, staff will have tried interventions at SEN Support level . If despite help they do not make progress the setting can, with parents’ permission, ask an educational psychologist to suggest ways of helping.
The educational psychologist (EP) may then:
- work with key members of staff in the school or setting
- observe a child or young person
- work with a child or young person individually
They may also contact other professionals who know the child or young person well.
EPs will always involve parents/carers in sharing ideas and planning programmes.
They may suggest:
- ways parents can help their child at home
- ways the child or young person's teachers or key worker can help
- a referral to another agency for further advice
- recommend extra support using a particular intervention
Educational Psychology Parent Advice Sessions
A Parent Advice Service is run by the EPS independently of its work in schools. This service is open to all children young people and their families living in Hackney.
- very young children not yet in school
- children and young people who are out of school
- children and young people who live in Hackney and attend settings in other boroughs
Find out more: Educational Psychology Parent Advice Sessions
Record Last Updated on: 14/09/2020