School and Academy Support

Strategic Work

Working with us at a strategic level enables schools and academies to use our services most effectively and efficiently so that the greatest number of people in the school community benefit from the involvement of an educational psychologist. When working with academies trusts or federations of schools we are able to work at a strategic level across the whole trust to support with the development and implementation of policy and practice.

Case Study

It became apparent that the SENCOs across a large academies trust lacked capacity to respond to the increasing demands of their role. South East Psychology EPs therefore worked with the SENCOs to devise and deliver a five-day course to train Assistant SENCOs in each academy to build capacity to meet the needs of students with SEND.

Whole School Work

This includes staff training, policy development, action research and consultancy.

Case Study

A primary school requested support to develop their provision and support for students with dyslexia. The EP involvement included observing the delivery of current interventions, advice and consultancy on alternative interventions and training for all staff on creating a dyslexia-friendly learning environment.

Group work

Group work includes consultation, training and interventions with groups of students, parents or staff.

Case Study

A South East Psychology EP worked alongside a Family Liaison Office in a primary school to deliver the Solihull Parenting course to a group of parents.

Case Study

In response to a high level of self-harming amongst students in a secondary school, South East Psychology EPs worked alongside the school counsellor and PSHE coordinator to develop a whole class session on understanding and responding to self-harm which is delivered to all year 9 students each year.

Individual Work

Individual work includes supervision and support for members of staff, and consultations, assessment and intervention for individual students who are experiencing barriers to learning or failing to make adequate progress. This includes students with learning difficulties, social and emotional difficulties, language and communication difficulties.

Case Study

A consultation was requested regarding a looked after child who was constantly telling her class teacher that she loved her and asking whether she could live with her. This left the teacher feeling distressed and vulnerable. An initial consultation was offered in which the teacher was helped to explore and understand her own powerful feelings about the situation, as well as the student’s. Ideas about how to reflect back to the student the strength and depth of her feelings, whilst also reinforcing appropriate professional boundaries were discussed, as well as ideas for ensuring that the student felt “listened to” and understood. At the follow up consultation the teacher reported a dramatic improvement in the relationship. The student had become less clingy and insecure and more able to work independently. The teacher felt more confident in how to respond to the student and had independently undertaken further research on understanding attachment theory.

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South East Psychology is constantly striving to improve and develop the service we provide to schools and academies and we rely on your feedback to do this. We would therefore be very grateful if you could take the time to complete our annual evaluation survey, which is a requirement of your service level agreement.

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