About Psychology/Educational Psychology

There are many different areas of psychology.
Some psychologists work within education teaching psychology, for example.
However, others apply psychology to particular areas.

Educational Psychologists (EPs) are Practitioner Psychologists.

They use their expertise to enable children and young people to engage more effectively in life and education, whether this is due to emotional, learning, social, physical, sensory, behavioural or cognitive challenges – or other factors.

Often we can help children and young people by working with the adults closest to them through training and consultations.

All EPs are required to be registered with the Health & Care Professions’ Council (HCPC).

About Roz

I am an experienced Educational Psychologist, who has previously worked in Hertfordshire and Kent Local Authorities, plus supported children from these LAs who were placed throughout the country.

My Work

I have supported children, families and professionals in a range of mainstream, special and further education settings within the state and independent sectors.
I cover the range of work as identified in the SEN Code of Practice:
Communication and Interaction (including Autism Spectrum.)
Cognition and Learning.
Social, Emotional and Mental Health, 
Sensory and/or Physical Needs.

Specialist Teams

I have worked in specialist teams in relation to:
Social, emotional and mental health needs, including behaviour
.
Communication and Interaction needs (Autism Spectrum).
Critical incidents, including bereavement.

Serious Case Reviews

I have been part of a Serious Case Review team, using the SCIE approach, which employs a systems’ approach to safeguarding.

Multi-agency Training

I set up multi-agency training to ensure all children with additional toileting needs were supported in schools throughout the compulsory education age-range, including consideration of legal, psychological, physical and practical perspectives.

I have managed and supervised Educational Psychologists, Primary Mental Health Workers, Teachers and Family Support Workers. I have delivered training to these groups, as well as other educational and health professionals, governors, senior leaders and families.

I have had extensive experience sitting on decision-making panels in relation to Special Educational Needs. I also have considerable experience acting as an expert witness at Tribunals and Independent Review Panels (Exclusions).

Registration

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), Practitioner Psychologist, Number PYL23179.

Professional Associations

British Psychological Society (BPS), Number 083156.
AFBPsS, Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist, Division of Educational and Child Psychologists.
Association of Educational Psychologists (AEP), Member.
Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), Senior Associate.

Qualifications

MSc (Educational Psychology), MSc (Psychology), BSc Hons, BD Hons, PGCE, Cert Jewish Studies, Cert PCDev.

Broader Experience

I have taught in state, independent, mainstream and special educational settings, including a children’s university. I have taught all subjects at primary level, A Level Psychology and RE, GCSE English, RE, Law and Singing within BTEC Performing Arts, plus having SEN responsibilities and being the literacy coordinator for a secondary school. I have also taught elementary piano and up to Grade V Theory of Music, as well as Life Saving skills up to Bronze Cross.

I have also had experience of working in other roles across the public, private and voluntary sectors, which has involved being on committees, including Chair.