Issue - meetings

Report on the Educational Psychology Service

Meeting: 20/03/2023 - Children and Families Committee (Item 94)

94 Educational Psychology Service Progress Update pdf icon PDF 256 KB

To receive an update on the Educational Psychology service.

Additional documents:


The committee received the report which provided an update on the Educational Psychology Service.


A request was made for data to be analysed in relation to schools which were not taking up the traded offer to understand the reasons for this and to ensure that pupils were not being disadvantaged. The Director of Education advised that a lot of work was currently going on around this as well as other training offered to schools.


RESOLVED (unanimously):


That the Children and Families Committee:


1.    Note the development and achievements of the Educational Psychology Service.


2.    Support the continued recruitment and retention programme and plans to develop a stable and sustainable Educational Psychology Service in line with demand and budget which can:

·         Fulfil all statutory related duties.

·         Provide an adequate and balanced range of evidence-informed prevention and intervention work through an educational psychology traded service.



The committee adjourned for a short break. Cllr Addison left the meeting and did not return.