Educational Psychology

Educational Psychology is the practice of applying psychological theories and ideas to the difficulties that can arise for pupils, teachers, families and schools. The Educational Psychologists in Cognus work with children and young people (0-25 years), families, schools and other practitioners to encourage the educational and social development and emotional well-being of children and young people.

The service provides guidance and support to schools on a range of issues, including raising the achievement of pupils, particularly those with additional needs. Often, EPs will use consultation as a means to deliver their services. This involves bringing psychology to discussions with adults and young people. The understanding behind consultation is that each individual has unique knowledge to contribute to information sharing and problem solving.

As a service, we are committed to supporting families to work towards the best outcomes for children and young people. We tailor the focus of our work to each family’s individual circumstances.

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Staff qualifications and quality assurance
All Educational Psychologists employed by the London Borough of Sutton are fully qualified and registered with the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and are qualified to the standards recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Association of Educational Psychologists (AEP).  There is a statutory duty for Educational Psychologists to engage in continuing professional development to maintain this registration. Trainee Educational Psychologists who are enrolled on approved training courses work under the supervision of qualified Educational Psychologists within the team