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Educational Psychology Traded Services

We are a partially traded service. Educational settings can buy Educational Psychology support in blocks of time. This is to meet their own specific needs and priorities.

One day equals 6.5 hours. Purchased time should include time for preparation, write up and follow up.

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All purchases are made via Services for Schools. This can be as a Service Level Agreement or on a pay-as-you-go basis using the Flexible Support Option.


  • Cost: time purchased before 30 September 2020 is offered at a lower rate
  • A guaranteed enhanced level of service
  • Educational settings that purchase an SLA will have a named Educational Psychologist to carry out all of their traded work. The same Educational Psychologist will also aim to carry out any and all core or statutory work
  • In the free planning consultation the educational setting and their Educational Psychologist can discuss the whole range of traded, statutory and core work and agree and prioritise any educational psychology involvement
  • Depending upon the amount of time purchased as an SLA, the setting can decide in consultation with their Educational Psychologist whether the time is to be used flexibly across the year, or delivered on a regular pre-planned basis
  • Every Educational Psychologist keeps an up to date log of all traded, statutory and core work they carry out in a school, or across a MAT, during the academic year. This information is shared with the SENCO and headteacher on a termly basis and at the end of the year


  • Cost: time purchased via the flexible option incurs a higher rate
  • Flexible support requests are subject to availability and whilst we do our best to provide the time requested, there is no guarantee that we will have sufficient capacity to respond or how quickly we are able to respond
  • Flexible support is only available to purchase between 1 October 2020 and 26 March 2021
  • We will do our best as a service to try to ensure that it is the named Educational Psychologist for your setting who will carry out the time purchased via flexible support but this may not always be possible
  • Subject to availability, educational settings who have already purchased an SLA can increase the amount of educational psychology time if they so wish
  • Subject to availability, educational settings who have missed the 30 September 2020 deadline for purchasing an SLA can still purchase educational psychology support


Service Level Agreement
bought on or
before 30 September 2020

Flexible Support
bought between 
1 October 2020 and 26 March 2021

£490 per day £550 per day


We have set the rates at a very competitive level. This is when compared to neighbouring authorities and independent providers. For the academic year 2020-21 we have not increased our rates.

Time for preparation, write up and follow up is included within the purchased time.

‘Using iPads to support pupils with literacy difficulties- evidence based practice’

This online course covers:

  • School and local authority statutory duties when using technology to support pupils with special educational needs.
  • Up to date research findings and good practice when using technology to help children learn and as a literacy intervention.
  • A step by step video guide which shows how different settings and iPad apps can be used to support pupils with literacy difficulties. 

View the short film below to find out more information about the training.


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