Providing educational psychology expertise in a variety of areas, including child development and special educational needs
Educational Psychologists are trained and experienced professionals who have expertise in a variety of areas, including child development and special educational needs. They can provide expertise which will support schools in working with children with Additional Educational Needs ( AEN ) and Special Educational Needs (SEN ). They work within the context of Bexley’s Early Intervention Teams and work with individual children requires parental consent.
The Early Intervention Team have referral forms which need to be completed and signed by the parent prior to work being started with a particular child or young person.
It is possible for team members to give limited advice on children where consent has not yet been obtained on the basis of an unnamed child. This may include working with the parent on how to obtain consent.
All work with children and young people that falls within the following categories is the responsibility of the local authority and costs will be refunded from the sum charged to the school
• Work with pupils who are Looked After by the local authority
• Work with children who are under statutory school age
• Provision of statutory advice for pupils undergoing a statutory assessment as required by the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice ( Please note that this will always need to be provided by an Educational Psychologist who is employed by the Council or engaged by them for this purpose ).
• Reviews of pupils who are the subject of a Statement of Special Educational Needs.
Our service standards
The service will be provided in accordance with the service level agreement. If there is a need to vary this in any way, either from the provider or from the school, this will be discussed and agreed between both parties.
Reports will be written within 6 school term weeks of seeing a child, although this may be sooner, subject to re-negotiating other priorities.
Comments, compliments and complaints should be made in the first instance to the member of staff concerned. Where complaints arise we will treat these constructively and will try to be proactive and resolve them quickly to your satisfaction.
Any serious complaint should be addressed to the Head of Service, who will then attempt to resolve the issue within the guidelines agree by the London Borough of Bexley