Who we are...
Educational Psychologists (also called EPs or Ed Psychs) have professional qualifications in psychology and educational psychology – the study of how children develop, learn and behave.
What we do...
Educational Psychologists work collaboratively with school staff, parents and children themselves to help ensure that young people with additional educational needs who are having difficulties at school receive the right sort of help.
Each of the maintained schools in Hackney has an allocated Educational Psychologists or EP who visits regularly to help with strategic planning.
Many of Hackney’s maintained schools also buy in additional EP time. How this is used is often agreed during termly multi-agency planning meetings.
Parent Advice Sessions...
The Parent Advice Sessions are run independently of the Educational Psycology Service work in schools. They are open to:
- all children and families living in Hackney including those children not yet in school
- children who are out of school
- children who live in Hackney and attend school in other boroughs
What happens during the session?
This is an opportunity for parents and carers to have a discussion about concerns that they may have about their children or young person.
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
Record Last Updated on: 27/01/2021