The Educational Psychologists Service is part of Local Authority Inclusion Services.
Educational Psychologists work in partnership with families, schools, settings and other professionals to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people aged 0-25 years old where there are potential barriers to learning. Sometimes a school or setting might ask an Educational Psychologist to become involved to support children and young people who have needs in any of the following areas:
- Play and/ learning;
- Speech and language (communication);
- Social interaction (social skills);
- Emotional development/mental health needs;
- Physical (fine/gross motor, medical conditions);
- Sensory needs (hearing, vision, sensory sensitivities).
Educational Psychologists (often known as EPs) aim to help others meet children and young people's needs in an informed and inclusive manner. We usually work through cycles of Assess-Plan-Do-Review.
Bury Educational Psychology Service (EPS) is currently working in partnership with Salford EPS and Tameside EPS. Educational Psychologists from these three services work across all areas, to share good practice and project work.
Time & Dates
Schools/settings access this service through completion of the "Request for Involvement Form". Although, arrangements can be made for specific pieces of work with any interested client group.
Local Authority Projects
Bury EPS are currently delivering the Wellbeing for Education Return programme, a Department for Education (DfE) funded project to support wellbeing in schools and colleges during the COVID-19 pandemic. More information about this project and other COVID-19 specific resources for schools and parents/ carers can be found on the Emotionally Friendly Schools Website: Wellbeing Return to Education (WER) | Emotionally Friendly Settings
Seeking EP support:
- If EP involvement is appropriate, a member of school/setting staff will speak to you about how we might help your child and you will be asked if you would like to go ahead with EP involvement.
- If you have any questions about our involvement you can ask staff or contact the EP service directly using the details below.
- The school/setting will arrange our visit.
During EP involvement:
We will want to meet with you and school/setting staff to find out about your child’s interests, strengths, needs and future goals and aspirations. You know your child best so your views are invaluable in developing an understanding of their strengths and needs. Please see the Guide to Bury EPS in the Files area for more information about how we work with schools and families.