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Educational Psychology Service

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.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Laurence Hime
Telephone
020 7332 1537
E-mail
laurence.hime@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Where to go

Name
Department of Community and Children Services
Address
5th floor, North Wing, Guildhall
London
Postcode
EC2V 7HH

When is it on?

Time / Date Details
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Other Details

Age Ranges
Referral Details

Referral by school or setting

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Secondary (11-16 years)
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)

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