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Who are the educational psychologists?
All qualified educational psychologists (EPs) employed by Medway
Council are registered with the Health and Care Professions
Council. The council also employs trainee educational
psychologists, who are in their second or third year of their
To qualify as an educational psychologist you need:
- a first degree in psychology
- experience working with children (for example as a
- a three-year doctorate degree in educational psychology.
Every Local Authority school in Medway has a named educational
psychologist to contact for support and advice. If you would like
more information about this contact your child's school in the
first instance or phone Medway Council on 01634
Educational psychologists consider all aspects of a child/young
person's life in trying to understand his or her needs, taking
into account his or her social, emotional and educational worlds.
This enables them to suggest ways to meet these needs, both in the
school and at home. They aim to help children/young people to
achieve socially as well as academically, both in school and in the
community. They do this by working with individual children/young
people, their parents or carers and teachers, as well as with other