Behaviour support services (including the secondary pupil referral unit) work in partnership with schools, parents and the council to support the inclusion of all children and young people, and support remove barriers to learning.
They assist children and young people experiencing social emotional behavioural difficulties (SEBD) and social emotional mental health difficulties (SEMH) to access successful learning opportunities. The team may also:
When considering whether to exclude pupils, Headteachers will look at all the evidence and decide whether the pupil did what they are accused of doing. A Headteacher can exclude for incidents that take place going to and from school, even if a pupil is involved in an incident outside school hours and still wearing school uniform.
For more information, visit the school’s website to view their behaviour policy.
Educational Psychologists work with parents and carers, education staff and other professionals to support the learning, wellbeing and mental health of children and young people up to the age of 25.
The EPS is the main provider of psychological services to Enfield schools and early years settings. They have direct links to services in education, health and social care which promotes a coordinated approach.
Schools can usually meet the special educational needs of children or young people, but if you’re concerned about your child’s learning, wellbeing or mental health, you should speak to the school first. They will talk to you about your concerns and discuss setting up a ‘Learning Support Plan’ or an ‘Individual Education Plan’.
The plan will include areas to improve on, possible outcomes and support that will help in school and at home. You will meet with the school to review the plan and progress your child is making.
During this process, the school or educational setting may want to involve the Educational Psychologist for further assessment and guidance. Schools purchase this service and prioritise in line with the needs of children in their school.
Children, young people and their families are eligible for support from an Educational Psychologist when any one of the following apply:
An Educational Psychologist will only have direct involvement with a child or young person if there is written agreement from the parent or carer, or from the young person if over the age of 16.
Educational settings can purchase from the EPS. For more information, see our traded services page.