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Educational Psychology Service (EPS)

Educational Psychology Service (EPS)

We are a team of Educational Psychologists (EPs) employed by Nottinghamshire County Council to support the development and wellbeing of children and young people, by applying our psychological knowledge and skills.

"Thank you most sincerely for delivering an amazing training programme. I’m feeling so inspired by the training and fuelled to make the difference." Teaching Assistants, Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) Training Programme.

Our core work involves supporting individual children and groups of children via direct work with Nottinghamshire schools. This work is negotiated in termly springboard planning meetings attended by school SENCOs. While we focus on children’s development, most of our work is with the adults who are with children on a day-to-day basis such as teachers, parents, other professionals. Our work involves having conversations with these adults to help them to see a child’s situation differently and ultimately bring about positive change for the child.

We now offer additional training and development packages as sold services to schools. Please contact us directly for a full list of the training we have on offer.

"Excellent, clear and tackling a real need." Secondary School Staff, Anxious Learners and Anxiety-Related Non-Attendance (ARNA) Training Day.

What we offer:

  • Support and advice for schools in understanding and supporting children with complex needs (core offer)
  • Leading group problem-solving meetings to help people to navigate complex or ‘stuck’ situations e.g. Solution Circles, PATH (core and sold services)
  • Training and development work in schools and organisations (sold services)
  • Independent evaluation research (sold services)

"This has been very useful and I can see that it will be helpful with some of our pupils in school. Thought-provoking for reflecting on different pupils, possible reasons for their behaviour and strategies to impact positively with them." Primary School Staff, Introduction to Attachment, Trauma and Resilience Staff Meeting.

 You can find out more about this service by downloading our Service Guide [pdf].

Educational Psychology Service (EPS) Contact

For general EPS enquiries, contact the link EP for your school or Charles Savage, Principal Educational Psychologist
0115 804 0828

For EPS training enquiries, contact Orlaith Donnelly, Senior Educational Psychologist (Commercial Development)
0115 804 0828

If you would like to book training from us -

More information

School brochure pages on this service [PDF 1109KB]

Services For Schools

Full School Brochure

For information about all of the services we offer, please download the latest Services for Schools Brochure 2018.pdf [6.72MB]