Educational Psychology Service

Who receives this service?

  • Children who have any type of additional learning needs (specific learning difficulties, emotional difficulties, children/young people on the autism spectrum etc)
  • Work at the level of individual children/young people, school and catchment-area as required


What does the service provide?

  • Training at a school, area and county level including:

For example…. Growth Mindset, Mindfulness, Over-anxiety, Whole School and more specific School Methods for Specific ALN, Attachment and Developmental Trauma, Communication and Interaction Difficulties.

  • Therapeutic Group/individual Interventions.
    • Consult with parents and key staff at the school at an individual or group level to promote change and development.   
    • Conduct research projects.
    • Use Person-Centred Planning methods
    • Input from Designated Senior Educational Psychologist for specialist fields.
    • Supervision/discussion sessions for staff

 

Who's in the team?

Chief Educational Psychologist 

Ffion Edwards Ellis

Senior Educational Psychologist

Elenid Glyn (Inclusion)

Iona Rees (Early Years)

Einir Peters (Communication and Interaction)

Educational Psychologist

Elin Pritchard

Eleri Bevan

Llio Rhisiart

Sioned Griffiths

Nia Williams

Ruth Williams

  

How to access to the service?

  • Each school has a named Educational Psychologist, who operates at secondary school catchment-area level. The School jointly prioritizes work with the Psychologist twice a year. 
  • The Educational Psychologists closely work with staff within schools, especially the ALN and Inclusion Co-ordinator
  • If you are a parent who is concerned about your child, we suggest that you discuss with the ALN&I Co-ordinator to hold further discussions in the first instance. 
  • The work done by the Psychologist is carefully planned at the start of the school term in the catchment-area so as to ensure that the input is used as required and in accordance with the Criteria.   
  • The Educational Psychologists work very closely with the other Teams within the ALN&I Integrated Service at an operational and strategic level. 

 

What is the Educational Psychologist’s Role? 

  • Use psychology to ensure the best possible educational outcomes for those between 0 and 19 years.
  • Provide a Service of a high standard and that meets Health and Care Professions Council standards (HCPC).
  • Work in an effective strategic manner to promote development of the whole school in how ALN and Inclusion is targeted.  

 

What is the Quality Officer’s role?

 

What is the school’s role?

  • Work priorities that are most appropriate for the Educational Psychologist for discussion at both planning sessions.
  • Evidence gathering of that which works, does not work and that which requires work to discuss at the planning meeting.
  • Serve as point of contact between the Educational Psychologist and the parents when arranging meetings and sharing information about the Educational Psychology team’s role.  

 

 Who else can help?

www.mind.org.uk

www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/861/page/83186

www.autism.org.uk/

www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/

 

Resources 

    • Name: A list of therapeutic storybooks.pdf
    • Language: English
    • Description: A range of self-help books are available from Gwynedd libraries to help with parenting issues such as behavioural problems in children, sleep issues in children, sibling rivalry, issues around teenagers, dealing with particular situations
    • Welsh version: Rhestr o lyfrau stori therapiwtig
    • Name: Educational Psychology Service Pamphlet.pdf
    • Language: English
    • Description: Information for Parents, School Staff and other Professionals about the Educational Psychology Service
    • Welsh version: Pamffled Gwasanaeth Seicoleg Addysgol
    • Name: Pamffled Gwasanaeth Seicoleg Addysgol.pdf
    • Language: Cymraeg
    • Description: Gwybodaeth i Rieni, staff Ysgolion a Gweithwyr Proffesiynol am y Gwasanaeth Seicoleg Addysgol
    • English version: Educational Psychology Service Pamphlet
    • Name: Rhestr o lyfrau stori therapiwtig.pdf
    • Language: Cymraeg
    • Description: Mae llyfrau hunan helpu ar gael o lyfrgelloedd Gwynedd i gefnogi materion rhiantu fel problemau ymddygiad mewn plant, problemau cwsg mewn plant, cystadleuaeth rhwng brodyr a chwiorydd, materion ynghylch yr arddegau, delio gyda sefyllfaoedd anodd penodol
    • English version: A list of therapeutic storybooks