Educational Psychology Time 2017-18

Bookings are now being taken for additional EP time for 2017-18. Please visit our page on BSO or refer to the hard copy sent into school before the Christmas holidays.

Educational Psychology Team service delivery 2017 - 18

We are writing to update you about Educational Psychology delivery to your school for 2017-18.

Similarly to this year, your school will receive three ‘Early Help’ consultation sessions for the year, to allow you to discuss and plan for any students at ‘School Support’.  For those settings with a DSP / ARC or Behaviour Centre, an additional session will be allocated. Through schools will receive an allocation to primary and secondary phases. These sessions have been well used this year, and Sencos and EPs have used this time creatively to meet the needs of a number of complex students.

In addition, you may receive a number of ‘EHCP Monitoring Support’ sessions, allocated to individual students with EHCPs, as recorded in their EHC Plans. Usually, students will receive one session at the end of each key stage. The purpose of these sessions is to monitor progress and identify next steps for the student. You will be contacted by a member of the EP team in the autumn term if you have any students entitled to these sessions.

Any statutory assessment work carried out on behalf of the Local Authority will continue to be funded centrally.

If your school requires any additional time beyond the three termly consultation sessions, this will need to be purchased. Enclosed with this letter is an updated costing document and audit of need so that you can begin to consider whether this is something you require. The amount of time available this year is likely to be limited due to a national shortage of EPs, and I urge you to consider this as a matter of urgency.

If you have any queries or need to discuss purchasing additional time please contact Ruth Dennis, Principal Educational Psychologist for further details. Bespoke packages can also be arranged for groups of schools or collaboratives wishing to jointly purchase time.

In order to guarantee any requests for additional time and to benefit from our early booking price please complete the attached form and return it to us by 31 March 2017.

Yours Sincerely

Dr Ruth Dennis, Principal Educational Psychologist


Action

Published: 03/01/2017
Audience: Headteachers / SENCOs
Contact: Ruth Dennis

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