What is this opportunity?
Educational Psychologists’ (EPs) contribution to supporting children and young people has never been more important than it is today.
The Department for Education (DfE) is hoping to temporarily build greater educational psychologist (EP) capacity to support children and young people, local authorities (LAs) and educational settings in England when schools and colleges return in September. Increasing capacity within EP services will help LAs to offer more support for all children and young people, but especially those with SEND.
The opportunity is for an initial period of up to 13 weeks.
Who can express an interest?
You can express your interest if you are:
· A qualified former EP who has recently left the profession and are on the HCPC’s temporary register, and interested in temporarily returning.
· An HCPC registered EP who is already be working part time hours (or not currently working) and have capacity to offer further support for a temporary period.
The opportunity to express interest is open now until 30 November 2020. The duration of your contribution to the temporary increase in capacity is for you to agree with relevant LA. LAs may wish to offer a duration beyond the initial 13 week period.
Further details about how to express your interest can be found on Gov.uk Educational psychologists: support for coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery
Additional guidance on how to support and protect vulnerable children in light of coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on the DfE’s website
Other informative documents are can be found on the SEND Gateway