EHP's School, Parent and Family Team improves relationships and co-operation through bringing the school, parents and families together to support children and young people. Our team promotes person centred planning as stated in the SEND code of practice (2015).
SENCo and specialist assessor
Dr Julie Alfrey
Educational and child psychologist
Dr Kelly Ward
Educational and child psychologist
Assistant educational psychologist
EHP is registered with all major professional memberships.
[Education settings should] Work in partnership with parents, carers and other family members to promote young people's social and emotional wellbeing.
NICE - Social and emotional wellbeing in secondary education
EHP's School, Parent and Family Team provide training and workshops to parents, carers and education settings to improve the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people through a consistent knowledge base and similar strategies.
Our School, Parent and Family Team provide services to parents, carers and all education settings, including:
Education settings may require our input when:
We can provide bespoke training to help improve understanding in relation to SEND provision, resources and conditions.
Our specialist services can be accessed by education, health and other professions working with children and young people.
Our School, Parent and Family Team provide a complete service to support information sharing and training to both the education and home setting. Our training sessions are appropriate to parents, carers and all school staff. Examples of work our team deliver in education settings include:
Our School, Parent and Family Team are specialists in their areas and are able to deliver services according to your needs.
Work with parents/carers and families can add strength and depth, and has been shown to have a significant impact in making approaches and specific interventions more effective, both by helping family life reinforce the messages of the school, and through helping parents and carers develop their own parenting skills and attitudes. The school has an important part to play in supporting the kind of parenting and family life that boosts well-being.
What works in promoting social and emotional well-being and responding to mental health problems in schools?
Our School, Parent and Family Team deliver a broad range of training to education settings, parents and carers in order to bring home and school together. Examples of specific training our School, Parent and Family Team deliver, are:
In order to support all needs our School, Parent and Family Team design and deliver bespoke training sessions according to specific requirements.
Our training is available on and off site for education settings and organisations in relation to health, psychology and education.
Our School, Parent and Family Team can deliver a broad range of targeted groups to parents and carers, including:
Bespoke training groups are also available. To find out more about the targeted group work we offer please get in touch now.
The Ofsted inspection criteria expects schools to be engaging parents in supporting pupils' achievement, behaviour and safety and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Promoting children and young people's emotional health and wellbeing, 2015
Offering packages of support enables your education setting to receive the most effective services for your needs. Support packages can include a combination of the following:
Our School, Parent and Family Team facilitate co-operation and shared outcomes between education settings, parents, carers and families in order to maximise children and young people's potential.
No, our School, Parent and Family Team provide training services. Individual assessments related to social, emotional and mental health can be requested through our Early Access Teams and our wider SEMHS teams. To learn more about specific training services provided by our School, Parent and Family Team please get in touch.
Evidence shows that if parents/carers can be supported to better manage their children's behaviour, alongside work being carried out with the child at school, there is a much greater likelihood of success in reducing the child's problems, and in supporting their academic and emotional development.
Mental health and behaviour in schools, 2016
There are many benefits of using our School, Parent and Family Team in your education setting. Examples of the benefits of our School, Parent and Family Team's input are:
Our School, Parent and Family Team are flexible to needs and circumstances in order to bring relevant benefits to parents, carers and education settings.
You can access our School, Parent and Family Team's services through contacting us by phone or email.
Our services can be funded through a variety of ways.
Our School, Parent and Family Team can be commissioned through a service level agreement and on a standalone basis depending on your requirements.
Our School, Parent and Family Team improves communication, understanding and co-operation between the education and home setting. There are a broad range of specialist services our School, Parent and Family Team offer to education settings to support needs and requirements.
Our specialist multidisciplinary services can be commissioned through a service level agreement and as standalone input.
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