Schools Traded Educational Psychology Service

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Psychology People are the leading provider of Educational Psychologist’s to Local Authorities, Schools and Children’s Centres across the UK

The “Schools Traded Educational Psychology Service” (STEPS®) provided by Psychology People recognises the ever changing relationship between Schools and Local Authorities and the provision of Educational Psychology Services (EPS).  We also appreciate that the demands now placed on schools include finding ways to respond to the Educational Psychological needs of its pupils, whilst attaining OFSTED Standards.

With issues facing schools such as complex family settings, English as a second language, transient pupil and social deprivation, the need to support pupils is ever greater.

STEPS® enables schools to tackle these issues by engaging with a relevant Educational Psychologists within their area who can provide the range of Psychological services and support needed.

Our service may be used by primary schools, secondary schools, pre-schools, children’s centres, academies and further education institutes to purchase Educational Psychology Services as required.

All our Educational Psychologists are·

  • Chartered Educational Psychologists / Doctorates·
  • HCPC Registered
  • Experienced in all age groups from Early Years – 25 years
  • Enhanced DBS Checked
  • Provided with the latest Test Equipment
  • Passionate about Children’s education
  • Fully Insured

STEPS® staff may be used for a range of work including assessment, promoting psychological well-being, inclusion, training and raising the standards of education across a wide range of age and abilities.

Each school will be provided with a dedicated Educational Psychologist. This approach allows the schools to build strong relationships with their Psychologist and receive a consistent service that is fully integrated into the school setting.

Our Psychologists attend regular CPD days to ensure they are up to date with the latest developments and techniques within Psychology. They are also supervised by a more senior STEPS Psychologist on a regular basis.

“I am writing to let you know that I am delighted with the service you have offered to our service since we first made contact. Unlike other agencies we have worked with in the past, you are unique in being extremely flexible about the length of time a locum E.P can be employed and have a range of agreements/ contracts to meet different circumstances. The Locum E.P who is now working for us is excellent and you have always responded quickly to further requests.  I would not hesitate to continue using Psychology People and have recommended your agency to other Principle Educational Psychologists.”


  • Statutory Assessments
  • Education Health Care Plans
  • Child / Young Person Assessment
  • Local Authority Liaison
  • Consultation regarding individuals or groups
  • Interventions
  • Support to small groups of staff
  • Training



Annual contracts are purchased in blocks of time and are delivered in days over the academic year. The package price represents a discount to the standard daily rate depending on the amount of days you purchase.

Packages can be purchased during the year on a Term by Term basis, but availability cannot be guaranteed.

Other options could be available, please let us now your requirement.

For more information on the STEPS® service please contact Miles Davis, Managing Director, Psychology People on 01732 897 670 or email him at

“Psychology People provided a flexible response, meeting the needs of this service for qualified, experienced educational psychologists with speed and efficiency. I will be happy to use them again as my first source for locum staff”.