The psychology team provide psychology support to young people and staff (care and education). This includes consulting on the needs of prospective young people who may attend the school, completing initial outcome measures, completing assessments of emotional well-being and resilience and assessing achievement in learning of all new young people when they arrive to inform individual learning programmes.

Individual support is provided for some young people using a variety of psychological approaches as appropriate. Individual and small group consultation and support for small groups of staff is also provided as well as advice to staff on policy and whole school initiatives. The work of the psychology team is embedded in and one part of the overall work of the school. Therefore effectiveness is monitored on an ongoing basis through regularly reviewing young people’s progress.

The psychology team support a range of targets, including:

  • Developing effective learning skills
  • Ensuring that young people achieve their full potential
  • Ensuring that young people achieve the skills that they need to be as independent as possible
  • Developing skills in understanding and managing emotions
  • Improving resilience

Underley Garden - Dr Johnathan Middleton - Educational & Child Psychologist

Underley Garden - Dr Jo Simm - Educational Psychologist