All Essex schools have access to the Essex County Council Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) team. This includes the educational psychology service, an inclusion partner and the SEND operations team. Our partner schools also pay for additional support from our educational psychologist Dr Emma Rawlings.
An EP applies psychology (the study of thinking, learning and behaviour) to support the learning, development and wellbeing of children and young people. An EP might be a good choice to help with significant learning or behaviour difficulties which are complicated, difficult to understand or have not improved with the support already in place.
If you feel that it would be helpful for an educational psychologist to be involved with thinking about your child you should speak directly to your school SENCO.
The Essex EP service also offers an EP helpline for parents which is available every Monday afternoon during term time, between 1 pm and 5 pm. Call: 01245 433293.