The assigned educational psychologist will agree the work with the school
The psychologist will call our main contact at the school and arrange a phone planning meeting (30 minutes or less). The school Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) is usually our main contact. The meeting will involve the SENCO providing an overview of the concerns, background information, support provided to date. If working with an individual pupil at this state we will also need the pupil’s name and date of birth.
The psychologist will agree with the SENCO the nature of their involvement, a timetable for the visit, and jointly agree a visit date. At this point the psychologist will also confirm how much school psychology time will be needed to undertake the work. For an individual pupil this ranges from 1 day, 1.5 days to 2 days.
Following the phone planning meeting, we will send the school a consent form (pre-populated with pupil name and date of birth), which parents / guardians are required to sign. Completed consent forms need to be returned before the visit. Note: the psychologist cannot work with a pupil unless they have seen a signed consent form.