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Educational Psychology Service for schools

We offer statutory and commissioned services for Leicestershire educational settings, schools, academies and professionals working with children and young people aged 0 – 25 years.

Educational Psychology Helpline

The helpline runs every Wednesday from 9am to 11.30am. It is for all education providers, professionals and parents/carers in Leicestershire who wish to speak to an Educational Psychologist. Phone 0116 305 5100.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: The helpline has been extended to run daily Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) until further notice.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) helpful resources

Resources for families and professionals  Opens new window

Children's guide to Coronavirus (Children's Commissioner)  Opens new window

Teacher resilience during Coronavirus school closures (BPS)  Opens new window

Talking to children about illness (BPS)  Opens new window

Supporting children and young people with bereavement and loss (LEPS)  Opens new window

Supporting the primary to secondary transition during school closures (LEPS)  Opens new window

Wellbeing guide for school staff during COVID-19 (LEPS)  Opens new window

Traded Services website

The Leicestershire Educational Psychology Service Level Agreement (SLA) for 2020-2021 is now available for settings to purchase until 17 July 2020.

Please visit the our Traded Services website

Training - Summer Term 2019/20

ELSA Training

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not currently running ELSA training programmes or group supervision sessions. We will be in touch with the current cohort regarding Day 6 in due course.

SEMH Training

We are offering two virtual training courses this half term.  

  • Supporting Anxious Children and Young People
  • Supporting Children and Young People through Bereavement or Loss

Please see below or check our Traded Services website for further details and to book onto a course.

SEMH Training programme - Summer Term 2020  Opens new window

SEMH Training Summer Term 2020 - booking form  Opens new window

What we offer - commissioned

We aim to build capacity and promote inclusion in schools, colleges and other educational settings. This means we seek to support settings when situations are in the early stages of becoming ‘stuck’ and new ideas are needed, but before crisis.

We work in a variety of creative ways as part of a graduated response to support the development, learning, and wellbeing of children and young people. As Educational Psychologists, we work at a range of different levels to maximise our impact.

To find out more about the range of preventative and creative services that we are able to offer, and to purchase our Service Level Agreement (SLA), please visit our Traded Services website.

Working at different levels with your EP (LEPS)  Opens new window

What we offer - statutory

Statutory work is funded by Leicestershire County Council, and includes:

  • Psychological advice for Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) assessments. 
  • Psychological contributions to support with requests for changes to school placements.
  • Support and/or attendance at tribunals.
  • Critical incident support for Leicestershire settings and professionals. Please call 0116 305 5100 and ask to speak to the Senior or Principal Educational Psychologist.
  • Advice and guidance through the telephone helpline. Please see the top of this page for further details.
  • Early years assessment and intervention work.
  • Attendance at inclusion forums for secondary and primary aged pupils.
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