Brent’s team of educational psychologists provide specialist, independent advice to young people, families, pre-schools, schools and colleges.
They apply psychology (the study of thinking, learning and behaviour) to support the development, inclusion and wellbeing of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
The EPS leads on support to schools and settings about emotional health, wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. This includes training school staff as part of the Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSA) programme.
During the pandemic, the team has offered helplines to support the wellbeing of parents and teachers.
Typically, educational psychologists provide advice on children and young people who have complex, significant and persistent difficulties related to their development and/or learning.
This service supports children and young people aged from 2 to 25.
The EPS is led by principal educational psychologist (PEP), supported by two senior educational psychologists and several main grade educational psychologists. Frank Glennon is the current PEP. He qualified as an educational psychologist in 2002 and has been leading the service in Brent since January 2020.