EP Hub Consultations

EP Hub Consultations

The Educational Psychology team offer a number of hub  consultation sessions to enable to schools to access support and advice from an EP in a timely and efficient way. EP hub sessions are available across the year via Teams.  

What is an EP Hub Consultation?

Consultation is a way of thinking through concerns relating to an individual or group of students.  It offers you the opportunity to discuss these concerns directly with an Education Psychologist. Concerns may relate to any aspects of teaching, learning or behaviour etc.   The approach is essentially solution orientated and aims to help you find a way of managing the situation that suits you.

Why Book an EP Consultation?

Research suggest that the consultation enables SENCos to feel supported, gain new perspectives, understandings and ideas, develop professional skills and to feel that they were meeting children's needs and working effectively with parents (Chadwick, 2014)

What does a Consultation involve?

Prior to the consultation take time to think about what is it you want it to be about. Use the ‘Getting the most out of your Consultation’ form as a guide. If you think it would be useful, gather together examples of work / log of incidents. Each consultation will take approximately 45 minutes and involve a discussion between the EP and the person bringing the concern.  Through examining the available evidence and through discussion the precise nature of the difficulty will be established and strategies for future action will be planned. After the consultation any agreed actions should be implemented by school. A further consultation may be booked if necessary.

Parental Consent

You must bring signed parental consent with you to the consultation. You may also wish to consider parents accompanying you to the consultation, if you think this would be useful. The consent form can be found here

Cost of EP Consultations

Up to two consultations are fully funded for maintained schools, enabling your Senco to seek advice from an EP as and when they need it. Any bookings by non-maintained settings or beyond the two funded consultations will be charged at £75 per consultation.

How to Book a Consultation

Bookings can be made directly via the Skills4Bradford website: http://skills4bradford.co.uk/

In order to book an EP hub consultation, please follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Skills4 Bradford: http://www.skills4bradford.co.uk
  2. Log in or sign up for an account;
  3. Select ‘Training’ from the top menu bar
  4. Search and select EP Early Help hub and follow the instructions to book a consultation.

Where do consultations take place

 Feedback from users this year has indicated that remote attendance is the preferred option so this will continue post pandemic.

Please note: the hubs are split into four broad geographical areas to ensure equitable distribution across the city. Please book onto the hub for your area. The document below will help if you are unsure which area you are in.

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Any queries, please call 01274 439444

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