Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
The Educational Psychology Service for the City of London uses psychology to promote the wellbeing and learning of children and young people aged 0-25.
We work closely with other professionals, staff in settings, parents/carers and the young people themselves to ensure that children and young people have their special educational needs (SEN) identified early and then receive the right kind of evidence-based intervention.
In order to be effective in helping settings make a difference for these children we:
- Work within a consultative framework that may lead to direct assessment work to inform intervention over time
- Problem-solve and reframe situations to identify and promote different perspectives
- Listen to the needs and views of everyone with whom we work and consult directly with the young person to give them a voice
- Help settings implement strategies and interventions at an individual, group, class, year group or whole school level
- Provide training in specialist areas of need
- Support school staff in responding to and managing a critical incident
We become involved if the child or young person:
- Attends Sir John Cass Foundation Primary School or Child and Family Centre and been identified with SEN
- Is undergoing a statutory Education, Health and Care (EHC) assessment
- Has been issued with an EHC plan and the provision is being reviewed or concerns are raised
We may also become involved when a child or young person resident in the City of London is out of school due to exclusion or non-attendance.