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Educational psychology services

Statutory services (Local Authority funded)
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We provide statutory services for the Local Authority. This includes psychological advice provided as part of a statutory assessment process through psychological advice or Joint Assessment Meetings (JAMs). We also provide consultation for all schools at Local Inclusion Forum Team meetings (LIFTS) and crisis support for schools. Statutory functions are not charged, they are paid for directly by the Local Authority.

District Based Work (Local Authority funded)
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The Local Authority targets 80 days of EP work to each District in Kent. This work is targeted toward key local inclusion priorities, Early Years and building capacity. Details of how the 80 days can be accessed and used will vary depending on individual District arrangements, which are overseen by the LIFT executive. 50 days of the time are used for specific approaches:

  • Early Years dedicated time, which can include Video Interaction Guidance for children in the early years.
  • Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) training and supervision.
  • Anxiety Based School Avoidance training.
  • Parent Consultation line.
  • Autism Education Trust training

30 days of time can be used in a variety of ways depending on District  needs. The exact work  undertaken will vary but might include;

  • Multi-Family Groups.
  • Communities of practice training.

Find more details on our District Working page.

Service Level Agreements (Traded)
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Service Level Agreements provide schools and other teams with a dedicated level of service for your organisation.  Time is bought on an annual basis and outcomes and activity to achieve them is negotiated with the link educational psychologist. SLAs can be 3, 4, 6, 8 or 12 days. Read our guidance for schools and teams who have a Service Level Agreement (PDF, 182.9 KB).

School Based Reviews (Traded)

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School Based Reviews (SBRs) (PDF, 153.4 KB) are a series of multi-professional meetings to discuss challenging educational issues, seeking solutions that will build capacity and enhance inclusion. It aims to support school staff to provide an educational environment that is ambitious and designed to give all learners, particularly the most disadvantaged and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), what they need to succeed in life.

Specific interventions (Traded)
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We also offer a range of specific interventions, bespoke services including training events, interventions, projects, evaluation, research and enhanced service commissions.