The Educational Psychologist’s typical work may include delivering, supporting or modelling interventions on group work with pupils around themes such as anger management, friendship, self-esteem, bullying, stress management, transition from primary to secondary, and transition from secondary to college. This can be done by working with young people individually or in small groups to focus on a particular area for development. The Educational Psychologist will also liaise with several agencies and specialist providers, for example Connexions, Social Care, Health and Children’s Services. The team have also delivered several training sessions to Elms Bank staff so they are equipped to support pupils on a day to day basis.
Another area of work for the Educational Psychologist is assessing young people’s needs by working directly with them and consulting with others who are close to them. The Educational Psychologist also provides written reports when they are involved with a young person.
The Educational Psychologist fulfils statutory duties through the provision of Psychology Advice under the terms of the 1996 Education Act and as part of this they attend Individual Education Plan Reviews, Annual Reviews, Case Conferences, etc. at the request of the school.
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