Information for Young People
Educational psychologists are here to help you by providing the guidance and support you may need to get the most from your education.
You may be unclear about what we do, so we’ve provided some questions and answers that may help you understand our work better.
What does an Educational Psychologist (EP) do?
It’s simple, really … our job is to help you to enjoy and thrive at school. We’ll want to know how you’re getting on with the work, whether you get on with your classmates and teachers, if you have any worries or problems. This information will help us to support you.
We’ll gather this information by:
- coming to your classroom to look at your schoolwork
- giving you activities to complete
- talking to you, your parents and teachers about school and what would make it better for you
Do I have to see the EP?
You’ve been asked to see an EP so that we can find ways to help you in school. Our priority is to make you feel relaxed about sharing information with us to help you progress. If you feel daunted about seeing us, why don’t you talk it through with a parent, teacher or someone else you trust?
Where will I see the EP?
We come to you. You’ll normally see us at your school.
Will the EP tell other people what I have said?
With your permission we will share your views with relevant others who may be able to help.
What happens after I have seen the EP?
After we’ve met up, we’ll talk to your parents and teachers about how we can help you in school. We’ll prepare a letter to share with them that includes details of what help you would benefit from. If you like, you can read this too.
Can I ask the EP questions?
Absolutely, please ask us any questions that you like.
You can find out more about what matters to you by reading the information and leaflets we have prepared to explain different ways we can support you in more detail.
Educational Psychology Service
Beechbrae Education Centre