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Educational Psychology Service

Availability

Available to: All maintained and academy schools and colleges

As follows: Annual agreement by financial year


Service description

The Educational Psychology Service (EPS) is made up of a friendly, diverse team of applied psychologists using creative problem-solving approaches to enhance the lives, learning and emotional well-being of children and young people between the ages of 0 and 25.

The Service co-leads on Genuine Partnerships and the Rotherham Charter. All team members are registered by the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC).


Service details

  • Casework for individual children and young people with complex needs and their parents/carers, including consultation, assessment, written reports, advice, liaison and intervention (as recommended in the SEND Code of Practice 6:59)
  • Advice (verbal and written), information and practical resources for staff to support early intervention and a graduated response
  • Assistance in responding to the SEND legislation including the graduated response and provision of psychological advice for any EHC request
  • Attendance and participation at reviews, TAC, TAF, MAP, CIN, Child Protection, Core Group meetings
  • Work with individual staff or groups (e.g. staff and parent consultations, support for SENDCos, NQTs, TAs, supervision)
  • Input to parent groups and workshops
  • Helping staff work with groups of pupils (e.g. social skills, anxiety, stress or loss, nurture)
  • Broadly therapeutic intervention at an individual and group level
  • Whole school or setting systemic work. Educational Psychologists have training in research and evaluation and can support schools and settings with change management, needs analysis, evaluation of interventions and with developing and managing specific projects
  • Training and CPD: Educational Psychologists develop training to meet a school's individual needs

Recently developed training session topics include motivation, attachment and resilience, bereavement and loss, cognitive development, behaviour analysis, managing stress, emotional development, supporting parents, bullying, staff emotional wellbeing, family mental health, learning styles, advice on specific developmental difficulties, autism and communication.

See the Service Level Agreement


Service details

In addition to the packages of support specified below, the EPS is keen to tailor support to meet the particular requirements of schools and settings. Please contact the service if you have specific work that you would like us to undertake.

Option 1

Annual Contract - £1800

Cost per day (two sessions) £360

The equivalent of five days (ten sessions) a year

Option 2

Annual Contract - £2700

Cost per day (two sessions) £360

The equivalent of seven and a half days (fifteen sessions) a year

Option 3

Annual Contract - £3600

Cost per day (two sessions) £360

The equivalent of ten days (twenty sessions) a year

Option 4: Annual Contract - £7100

Cost per day (two sessions) £355

The equivalent of twenty days (forty sessions) a year

Option 5:

Annual Contract - £14000

Cost per day (two sessions) £350

The equivalent of forty days (eighty sessions) a year

Option 6

Annual Contract - £21000

Cost per day (two sessions) £350

The equivalent of sixty days (one hundred and twenty sessions) a year

Option 7

Sessional - £440 per day for requests received after 31st March. This cost is higher to reflect additional staffing costs

One day (two sessions) equates to approximately six hours on or off-site work

If more sessions are required please contact the Educational Psychology Service to discuss.

See the Service Level Agreement


Get in touch

Contact: Rachel Amos or Carol Taylor

Telephone: 01709 822580

Email: rachel.amos@rotherham.gov.uk

Email: carol.taylor2@rotherham.gov.uk