Services for schools: Educational Psychology

Educational Psychologists (EPs) are professional psychologists with specialist training in child development, how children learn, their emotions, behaviour and how environments affect learning. They work closely with parents and carers, Early Years settings, schools and colleges to help children and young people aged from 0-25 who might be having difficulties with:

  • Learning
  • Managing emotions
  • Confidence and motivation
  • Communication and friendships.

The aim of the Educational Psychologist is to ensure the young people of Southampton have the equality of access and opportunity they need to flourish within education and beyond. Educational Psychologists work together with you, your child and their school or college to help plan a positive way forward.

All Southampton schools and colleges are linked to an Educational Psychologist (or a supervised trainee EP). Parents or carers should contact the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) at their child’s school or college to raise concerns.

All Educational Psychologists must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

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Educational Psychology Service Specification 2024-25pdf1.9 MB

You can find more information on our main Education Psychology page.