The EPS Traded Service enables schools, other settings and organisations to purchase time with an Educational Psychologist. The nature of EPS Traded Service involvement is negotiated between the school / setting / organisation and the EP, allowing for a more flexible response to their particular needs. The type of service agreed may be focused outside of current EPS core work, for example on pupils that would not meet EPS / Local Authority thresholds for involvement, ensuring that Traded Service involvement is able to focus on raising the achievement of all pupils. Purchasing from the EPS Traded Service does not affect Buckinghamshire schools access to their Link EP.
Involvement from a Traded Service Educational Psychologist can cover a range of work at individual, small group and whole school levels, including consultation, assessment and intervention, promoting psychological well-being, inclusion and raising standards across the full range of age and abilities. Individual level: For example, psychological assessment and interventions (including therapeutic interventions) for children and young people aged 0-25 years old; Psychological advice focused on narrowing gaps in attainment and improving academic progress; Psychological interventions with family of child/young person; contribute towards multi-agency meetings about child/young person
Traded EPs deliver training tailored to the specific needs of the school/setting and at a venue organised by the school. Training can be offered in small, interactive groups or as lectures to larger groups. The price is fixed regardless of the number of delegates. Twilight and early morning sessions can be accommodated. Training can be bought individually (these costs include preparation time) or as part of an EPS Service Package. The attached list represents some of the training topics that have been covered by the Buckinghamshire EPS, but is not exhaustive.
The Traded Service is bought in blocks of time, specifically “days”.Annual contracts run according to the academic calendar, from 1 September to 31 August, but are delivered term time. We are able to provide this service for all schools, academies and other education settings (including pre-schools, children’s centres, universities, further education establishments), but are unable to sell our services directly to parents / carers.
Further information can be found in the Traded Services leaflet