Education derives from the latin words ‘e’ and ‘ducere’, which mean to lead or draw out. The central aim of education is to support the individual’s full
Development and to help them to achieve their
Ultimate potential and to
Contribute fully to society. Educational psychologists (EPs) work within nurseries and pre-school settings, schools, colleges and universities
As well as in the community and the workplace.
The involvement of EPs in Local Authorities is usually organised by schools’ Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCos) but can also be commissioned privately by contacting independent EPs who work for themselves.
I issues that EPs can help with include difficulties with learning and teaching, social, emotional, physical and sensory development and behaviour. This can take the form of work with individuals, groups and/or
Organisations. EPs use their training in Education, Psychology and research in many diverse ways and use
Numerous and creative applications of psychological theory and technique
And work within a strict framework of ethical professional practice regulated by the Health Professions Council (HPC), which is a
Legal requirement of all EPs in order to ensure the safety of the public and to assure the best possible quality of work