Educational Psychology Service

Who receives this service?

  • Children who have any type of additional learning needs (specific learning difficulties, emotional difficulties, children/young people on the autism spectrum etc)
  • Work at the level of individual children/young people, school and catchment-area as required

What does the service provide?

  • Training at a school, area and county level including:

For example ELSA Emotional Literacy Support Assistants, Growth Mindset, Mindfulness, Anxiety, Whole School and more specific School Methods for Specific ALN, Attachment and Developmental Trauma, Communication and Interaction Difficulties.

  • Therapeutic Group/individual Interventions.
    • Consult with parents and key staff at the school at an individual or group level to promote change and development.   
    • Conduct research projects.
    • Use Person-Centred Planning methods
    • Input from Designated Senior Educational Psychologist for specialist fields.
    • Supervision/discussion sessions for staff


Who's in the team?

Principal Educational Psychologist

Ffion Edwards Ellis

Deputy Principal Educational Psychologist

Elenid Glyn (Inclusion)

Senior Educational Psychologist

Iona Rees (Early Years)

Einir Peters (Communication and Interaction)

Educational Psychologist

Llio Rhisiart

Sioned Griffiths

Nia Gwawr Pierce

Ruth Williams

Assistant Educational Psychologist

Ffion Angharad Roberts

Hanna Elin Hughes


How to access to the service?

  • Each school has a named Educational Psychologist, who operates at secondary school catchment-area level. The School jointly prioritizes work with the Psychologist twice a year. 
  • The Educational Psychologists closely work with staff within schools, especially the ALN Co-ordinator (ALNCO). 
  • If you are a parent who is concerned about your child, we suggest that you discuss with the ALN Co-ordinator to hold further discussions in the first instance. 
  • The work done by the Psychologist is carefully planned at the start of the school term in the catchment-area so as to ensure that the input is used as required and in accordance with the Criteria.   
  • The Educational Psychologists work very closely with the other Teams within the ALN&I Integrated Service at an operational and strategic level. 


What is the Educational Psychologist’s Role? 

  • Use psychology to ensure the best possible educational outcomes for those between 0 and 19 years.
  • Provide a Service of a high standard and that meets Health and Care Professions Council standards (HCPC).
  • Work in an effective strategic manner to promote development of the whole school in how ALN and Inclusion is targeted.  


What is the Quality Officer’s role?


What is the school’s role?

  • Work priorities that are most appropriate for the Educational Psychologist for discussion at both planning sessions.
  • Evidence gathering of that which works, does not work and that which requires work to discuss at the planning meeting.
  • Serve as point of contact between the Educational Psychologist and the parents when arranging meetings and sharing information about the Educational Psychology team’s role.  


 Who else can help?


Providing support following trauma  



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