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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.

Core preventative work (Local Authority funded)
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The Local Authority provides a range of services that are targeted towards vulnerable groups of children and young people. Core preventative work focusses on specific approaches that have a community focus or target specific vulnerable groups. This includes work that schools would not commission through traded work such as the early years.

  • Emotional Literacy Support Assistant training and supervision (ELSA).
  • Multi Family Groups.
  • Video Interaction Guidance for children in the early years and the adoption and children in care groups.
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  • Communities of practice training.

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. To read our guidance for schools and teams who have a Service Level Agreement please read this document (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.

Professional Development and Training (Traded)
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We also offer centrally organised training courses throughout the year, depending on its demand. You can find out more and book a place on our training courses by visiting CPD Online

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.