Educational psychology: services for schools and the community
We find that by working with the people who know the child or young person best and who spend most time with him or her, we can help identify issues affecting the child or young person and think about next steps.
As well as applying our psychological understanding to individual children and young people, we also work at a group and/or organisational level. For example, thinking with school staff about how to effectively manage bullying at an individual, class and whole school level. We may run groups which involve parents, staff or children. We may also work at an organisational level to develop working practices, to manage organisational change and to assist in the formulation of policy.
As psychologist we bring our knowledge of psychology to help people analyse and make sense of real world situations experienced by children young people and those who live and work with them.