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Education Psychology

Educational Psychology provides professional psychological services for children, young people and families in a wide range of educational and community settings. We use the expertise of psychological theory and research to develop an understanding of even the most complex situations, addressing a wide range of child and adolescent developmental issues, including special educational needs.

As the primary provider of psychological services to Birmingham schools and early years settings we are uniquely positioned to support staff and children. As part of Access to Education we are strengthened by integrated planning and delivery processes, working as we do alongside colleagues from specialist teaching services.

Working with us

Educational Psychology is commissioned by the Local Authority to carry out statutory work to identify, assess and monitor children with special educational needs. In addition, schools, early years settings and other educational establishments are able to purchase a subscription for a visiting Educational Psychologist. This is available to all maintained settings, academies and free schools within and beyond the Birmingham area. We are also adept at negotiating and providing bespoke packages to meet the individual needs of schools and settings.

Service of the highest quality

We understand your need for expert, professional help and advice and with an ever growing market for services to schools we understand our need to offer support that is the highest possible quality.

All of our psychologists are registered with the Health and Care professions Council and through regular supervision and Continued Professional Development, keep their skills and knowledge up to date. We offer you a service that is quality assured through rigorous performance management and extensive customer feedback.

Putting children at the centre

We know that the best outcomes are achieved through positive collaboration between families, schools and support services. We understand that change is maximised through child centred planning, assessment and intervention. We are passionate about applying high-quality psychology to make a positive difference to children and young people’s lives.

Ethical Trading

Educational Psychology offers traded services that adhere to the British Psychological Society’s Code of Ethics and Conduct and Professional Practice Guidelines. This means:

  • We only offer services that meet our professional standards.
  • We work within our level of competence.
  • We work with integrity ensuring that we are open and honest about where we can, and at times cannot, help.
  • We seek informed consent from all users of our service.
  • We ensure we provide clear information about our role as educational psychologists.
  • We follow procedures that protect privacy and adhere to confidentiality rights.
  • We promote open communication between all parties to assist positive change.
  • Our safeguarding responsibility to all vulnerable children and young people will always supersede our trading activities.

Areas of Support

Educational Psychology is able to support your concerns with regard to all aspects of child and adolescent development and Special Educational Needs. We are a large team with multiple specialisms and have up to date knowledge of psychological evidence based theory and research in the following areas and beyond:

As well as supporting your individual needs we provide training through our BEPs Courses that are delivered throughout the year. These are advertised on our website and through our mailing list.

How we work with you

Educational Psychology works with schools and settings in a multitude of ways. We work at an individual, group and systemic level to deliver pupil led, outcome focused services:

  • Professional Training
  • Family Workshops
  • Expert Consultation
  • Therapeutic Support
  • Specialist Assessment
  • Direct Intervention
  • Strategic Development
  • Research and Evaluation

Annual Subscription

During 2015, over 88% of Birmingham schools and early years settings opted to purchase Educational Psychology Services from us. An Annual Subscription with our service will provide you with:

  • The option of 18, 27, 36 or 54 hours of direct consultation from a named Educational Psychologist
  • Unlimited access to telephone and email consultation and advice
  • Swift and easy access at times of particular need
  • Expert advice, helping you respond to the demands of the new SEN Act (2014), SEN Code of Practice (2014,) Education, Health and Care Plans, EHC needs assessments, EHC transfers, and changes to the National Curriculum.
  • Support to implement the requirements of the Equality Act 2010, with particular regard to disability.

Annual subscription runs between April 2015 – March 2016.

Overview of costs

Standard Prices

18 hours £2205

27 hours £3235

36 hours £4200

54 hours £5985

Additional hours can be purchased at the point of initial subscription or throughout the year. Please refer to our Subscription Form for full details.

Bespoke Packages

Many schools seeking specific, strategic whole school impact and/or the regular provision of specialist services, have purchased a subscription package for an Educational Psychologist beyond our 54 hour package. In these cases, schools have benefitted from bespoke research which has evaluated and improved teaching and learning outcomes. To discuss your individual requirements for a bespoke package from the Educational Psychology Service please contact us.

Purchase a subscription

To purchase a subscription package from the Educational Psychology Service please download and complete the subscription form. Further information can be found in our subscription catalogue.

North and West Area

Inclusion Support Education Centre, Perry Common Road, Erdington, Birmingham, B23 7AT

Tel: 0121 303 0100

East Area

Vauxhall Gardens, Barrack Street, Birmingham, B7 4HA

Tel: 0121 303 1793

South Area

Oakhill Centre, Oakhill Close, Meadow Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 8BB

Tel: 0121 303 8288

All further information can be found at: www.beps.org.uk