LONDON BOROUGH OF LAMBETH-6
Principal Psychologist and Head of Educational Psychology Services
SMG3: £67,095 per annum, rising in annual increments through to £82,405, incl LW
We are looking for a dynamic, innovative and committed leader who is passionate about inclusion and working with all partners to provide the best service possible for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families.
Lambeth Educational Psychology Service (EPS) and Pupil Support Services (PSS) are highly regarded teams in the borough comprising of a range of specialists: Educational Psychologists, Sensory Support Teachers, Autism Advisory Teachers, Early Years SEND Outreach Practitioners, a Behaviour Consultant and Inclusion Practitioners who support any child at risk of exclusion.
The services work together with parents/carers, education settings (early years, schools and colleges) and partner agencies to help all children and young people with SEND have the best education possible.
Lambeth EPS has a long-established and successful traded service that is well thought of. Lambeth EPS has strong links with universities, Youth Offending Services, Virtual School for Looked after Children, Early Years and most recently with the soon to be launched Mental Health Support Teams. The team actively engages in multi-agency work, interdisciplinary work, project work and collaborative action research, with many opportunities for team members to train across specialisms in order to create a more flexible and vibrant workforce.
About the Role
The post holder will be a key member of the Education and Learning Senior Leadership Team and provide strategic leadership and management for the Educational Psychology service and the other specialist teams included within the Pupil Support Services. They will work closely with school SEN Co-ordinators in the borough to maximise inclusion through the management of a School Inclusion Fund.
Through the delivery of evidence-based advice, support and training to educational settings, the services will continue to maximise levels of educational attainment, educational achievement and personal development; thereby supporting our most vulnerable learners to have the best opportunities as they progress into adulthood.
For an informal discussion please contact: Sophie Garner, Assistant Director, Education Strategy, Access & Inclusion, .
Successful candidates will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Further information about the DBS can be found at
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Job Description and Personal Specification
Closing Date: Sunday 7th May 2023 at midnight
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