AD HOC WORK REQUESTS
Schools are welcome to contact Psychology4Learning to request individual pieces of work / ad hoc days of work throughout the academic year. We have Educational Psychologists in Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire, and can deliver to Oxfordshire and neighbouring counties.
Note that when ordering ad hoc time with a psychologist, we will need to check educational psychologist availability before accepting the order. Psychologist work on annual contracts takes priority, with ad hoc requests fitting around the other contracts.
Ad hoc requests may include working with a particular child/young person, delivering a training session, providing staff consultation etc.
Unexpected events – it’s not always possible to forsee when your school will to see a psychologist, hence the need to be able to order individual days mid year.
Flexibility – book time with the psychologist as needed
Budget constraints – you may not have the budget to order an annual contract, but an individual day when needed, may be financially possible.
Individual pupil work – May include observation, appropriate assessments, consultation with parents and schools staff
Staff professional supervision – Psychologist to provide professional supervision for specific school staff e.g. SENCO, Headteacher
Work with a group of pupils – for example a specific class, year group, or mixed group with similar concerns
Review of academic research – In order to identify the most appropriate interventions for school, or to update school policies
Implementing interventions – supporting school staff with the consistent implementation of a targeted intervention.
Parent training sessions – school can arrange parent training sessions e.g. how to build literacy skills at home, managing anxiety in children and young people
Staff drop-in sessions – book a psychologist to visit school and arrange for individual school staff to have 45 minutes to 1 hour to speak to the psychologist directly.
Staff consultation – consultation with a group of school staff, usually to discuss a common theme / issue presenting itself in school.