Barnsley Education Inclusion Services

About us

We're professionally trained educational psychologists with experience of working with children, young people, schools and families. We've done so in a wide range of contexts. We work with others to build capacity and bring positive change for children and young people.

We have a duty to make sure our practice is compliant with the Health and Care Professionals Council regulatory body. Our practice is underpinned by our service values and beliefs. 

Meet the team

Our values

  • Collaborative working
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Transparency
  • Person-centred
  • Open and honest communication
  • Respectful engagement

Our beliefs

  • Equality
  • Empowerment
  • Inclusion
  • Strengths-based
  • Building inclusive environments

How we work

We're often 'indirect agents of change' - working with and through the people who support children and young people every day. This means the majority of our work is with the adults who know the child best.

What you can expect

Our service model

We offer a needs-led service model to support the delivery of a fair and equitable service. We apply psychology to strengthen the assess, plan, do, review approach to SEND. It helps us further understand needs and reduce any barriers to learning.

This meets the needs of our most vulnerable children and young people. It supports settings to prioritise them for our involvement.

Our service offer

Useful resources

Our policies, guidance, research and useful website links.

Resource bank


Forthcoming events, including consultation surgeries, parent and carer workshops, training and more.

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What our schools say

  • Go beyond merely communicating to 'connecting' with people
  • The support that we receive from the educational psychology service is efficient and effective. Their training, support, advice and information have helped us to unlock barriers to learning for the pupils and offer strategies for staff in managing certain behaviours. An invaluable service for us in this setting.
  • The educational psychology package we've bought in over recent years as part of the traded services on offer has, undoubtedly, allowed us to enhance the provision we have available for some of our most vulnerable learners. The consistent personnel this has provided, both in school and across feeder schools, has developed positive and productive relationships between the educational psychologist and school staff, learners and parents alike. A key feature of the offer has been the flexibility the service offers in tailoring the support provided to include individual work, group work, programme development, staff training and supervision for staff dealing with complex learners on a day to day basis.
  • We have received a wealth of services from the educational psychology team. At a systemic level, you've provided training around the identification of, and strategies to support, limited working memory capacity, and supported us with the development and implementation of new SEN support plans in order to improve provision and documentation of needs, thus supporting any potential EHCP applications. You've also had a direct impact on the provision of specific children, through consultation, observation and report, and design and delivery of targeted interventions.

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