Educational Psychology Service

The Educational Psychology Service work with pupils, teachers and schools to overcome individual and systemic barriers to learning. Staff within the service support schools with an early intervention strategy so that schools get the best from all pupils. Practice is informed by a wide range of psychological and pedagogical theories, principles and research, and this rooted in our consultation based approach 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Don Ford / Valerie Jackson
Contact Position
Principals (Interim)
Telephone

E-mail
Don.Ford@newham.gov.uk
Website
www.newhamconnect.uk/
Notes

Valerie.Jackson@newham.gov.uk

Where to go

Name
Newham Dockside
Address
London Borough Of Newham, Newham Dockside, 1000
Dockside Road
London
Postcode
E16 2QU
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
9:00am to 5:00pm
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Session Information
Parent drop in sessions available

Other Details

Costs

Details
A school or nursery (if they have chosen to buy a package of support from our service) will ask for a consultation with an educational psychologist if they are concerned about a child’s general learning, behaviour or emotional development. Before a school or nursery refers a child to the Educational Psychology Service (EPS) they will discuss their concerns with the parent or carer and ask for their written permission before making a referral to the EPS. If you have agreed for your child to work with an educational psychologist, you will invited to a consultation meeting, along with a school representative(s), representatives from other support services and the educational psychologist. You can contact the educational psychologist at any time during this process. Newham Educational Psychology Service is a buy-in service available to schools and the local authority. Please see Newham connect for a list of service level agreements that are offered and costs. The packages usually run from April to March but we can arrange bespoke packages The service is offered on through amounts of sessions (half a day) that schools can buy.

Availability

Age Ranges
0-25
Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

If you are worried about your child’s learning, behaviour or emotional development and you would like to speak to an educational psychologist about him or her, you should ask at your child's school or nursery to speak to the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO).

Children are usually referred by schools who have a service level agreement with the Educational Psychology service. Some children are referred through the statutory  process when they  have been put forward for Educational Health Care assessments (EHCP)Referrals are not taken directly from the public. They should be connected to a school referral of a referral through the statutory process

Other notes

We work with Children and Young People aged between 0-25