Dedicated support for school staff
We can meet with you either face-to-face or online and appointments are available from 8am to 7pm. We offer these extended hours so staff do not need to arrange cover teachers. The time can be used to discuss young people who they are concerned about, training/CPD and staff wellbeing.
Support for Staff Wellbeing
This can be as part of a group or one-to-one sessions, offering a protected space where staff can talk about how they are feeling and any issues that may be causing stress.
Education Surgery Sessions
We offer these as 3-hour sessions (6 x 30 minutes). Staff can sign up to a surgery session and talk about any issues
that they are concerned about. These sessions support the SENDCo and SLT by offering staff a protected space to
seek advice from an outside professional.
Informal Surgery Network Sessions
We can provide structured support for a group of professionals (usually SENDCos or SLT professionals). These sessions support SENDCo locality/cluster teams and networks.
Whole-School Training to Aid SEND Understanding
This can be run as a twilight session, half-day or full-day session. We can also offer some topics as 60-minute bitesize sessions.
Specific Staff Workshops
Including bespoke sessions for LSAs and TAs. Example sessions include Understanding and Hearing the Voice of Young People, Promoting Resilience, and Decreasing Anxiety & Stress.
Support for New Staff (NQTs)
Including workshops on Demystifying Behaviour.
Further Training Sessions (see our CPD page)
Working with families
Coffee & Cake Workshops
For parents/carers. An EP will visit your school and run workshops on topics that help support the school community and build the relationships between home and school. Training/workshops for parents will help to support the notion that joint working helps to achieve the best outcome for their children. Example workshops could include:
Understanding School Systems
Helping with Homework.
SEE – Self-Esteem Enhancement (How Parents Can Help)
The Importance of Joined-Up Thinking
Drop-In Sessions for Parents
We run 30-minute meetings that parents can sign up to. The meetings give SENDCOs the opportunity to enable parents to seek advice from external professionals. The drop-ins can be organised as face-to-face or online sessions.
We use specific assessments to gauge and identify how people learn and their general abilities in specific areas. By using cognitive and learning assessments, we can help school staff, families and young people gain a comprehensive understanding of an individual’s learning profile and learning capacity.
Give us detailed information on how a person learns best while identifying their strengths and difficulties.
Identify specific difficulties with literacy. Literacy assessments can include a reading, spelling, writing and/or comprehension assessment depending on the difficulties that a young person is experiencing.
In combination with additional information provided by the young person’s education setting, they can help to identify a specific learning difficulty (such as dyslexia).
Identify specific difficulties with numeracy. If the need is specific to only numeracy, then the assessment may indicative of dyscalculia.
Memory ability impacts how we access instructions and carry out day-to-day tasks. We can assess and clarify a person’s memory profile, which will help in understanding how best to teach a young person in line with their strengths and learning profile.
Executive Functioning Assessments
Executive functions are a set of mental skills you use in day-to-day life to help you get things done. Executive functions are controlled by the frontal lobes of the brain. Executive function helps us to manage time, pay attention, initiate and monitor tasks, switch focus, plan ahead and organise ourselves and our materials.
Group work for students
Six-Week Group Work Blocks
One hour a week over 6 weeks. These interventions are run by one of our Educational Psychologists or assistants. Topics can be made bespoke to your needs. Example sessions include:
Self-Esteem Enhancement (SEE)
Circle of Friends Intervention.
For SENDCOs & Senior Leaders
This can range from coffee catch-ups with groups of staff to individual discussions. Supervision offers professional support to staff that allows them a regular protected time to discuss their work in a supportive, non-judgemental space.