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Educational Psychology Service


Available to: All Maintained Schools and Academy Schools

As follows: Annual agreement — financial year

Get in touch

Contact: Rachel Amos or Carol Taylor

Telephone: 01709 822580


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. Full time equivalent Specialist Educational Psychologists work within both the Virtual School and the Portage Service. There are Specialist Area Educational Psychologists in the following areas: Early Years, Autism, SEMH, Participation and Engagement and the needs of Looked After Children.

The Service is also involved in generating a number of research and development projects across the borough. All team members are registered by the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and comply with Clinical Supervision and Professional CPD requirements.

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, 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
  • 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
  • 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

Service details (free)

  • Statutory duties requested and funded by the local authority
  • Attendance at Child Protection Conferences
  • Support and advice following a critical incident (emergencies/disasters) affecting settings and schools


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.

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

Option 1

  • Annual Contract - £1845
  • Cost per day (two sessions) £369

The equivalent of five days (ten sessions) a year

Option 2

  • Annual Contract - £2765
  • Cost per day (two sessions) £369

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

Option 3

  • Annual Contract - £3690
  • Cost per day (two sessions) £369

The equivalent of ten days (twenty sessions) a year

Option 4

  • Annual Contract - £7260
  • Cost per day (two sessions) £363

The equivalent of twenty days (forty sessions) a year

Option 5

  • Annual Contract - £14320
  • Cost per day (two sessions) £358

The equivalent of forty days (eighty sessions) a year

Option 6

  • Annual Contract - £21480
  • Cost per day (two sessions) £358

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

Option 7

Sessional - £450 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.

Payment Arrangements

Schools will be invoiced annually in advance in April 2019, Academies in April and September 2019.

See the Service Level Agreement