Educational psychology service

Community educational psychologists are trained psychologists who work with children and young people

The Education Inclusion Team

The Education Inclusion and Special Educational Needs Teams work closely with the School Improvement Service to develop joint approaches to special educational needs.

These teams offer guidance and support, so that inclusive policies, systems and practices are established, to:

  • all schools
  • the pupil referral unit
  • special schools
  • special educational needs bases
  • other local authority institutions.

The Education Inclusion Team is formed of staff, managers and special educational needs coordinators (SENCOs) in a variety of settings.

The purpose of the team is to:

  • support developments in teaching, learning and behaviour in order to promote inclusion and reduce exclusions
  • provide a substantial range of training courses for all school-based and council staff to support and contribute to school improvement and promote inclusion
  • operate in partnership with a range of other agencies in order to promote collaborative working practices.

You can access this service through:

  • the named inclusion adviser for each school
  • the named inclusion officer for each school’s special educational needs coordinator (SENCO) locality cluster meetings
  • direct requests to senior advisers
  • a request to the inclusion adviser for specialist teacher support
  • a request for behaviour outreach support