Who We Are
EPIC Psychology and Wellbeing is a school led partnership established to meet the needs of local children, families and schools, working very closely with SENDCOs and other school leaders. Our partnership of schools work closely together to develop a high quality service that best supports the need of our Schools. We have an effective working relationship with Leicestershire County Council and deliver a range of wellbeing support for schools which includes working with families and staff teams to support with training. We also have effective relationships with Universities (Loughborough and Nottingham) where we adopt a professional developmental approach taking undergraduate volunteers up to trainee educational psychologists. We work closely with Leicestershire Paediatrics too in supporting autism assessment work. A more recent development for EPIC is a partnership with the Autism Education Trust to deliver training to schools in Northamptonshire.
Using applied psychology, we adopt proactive/preventative, systemic and targeted approaches in consultation with schools to identify and assess areas of emotional health and well-being where educational psychology support can make a positive difference. We aim to build capacity in school communities by helping the members to understand complexity and plan interventions with clarity in order to nurture children’s well-being and learning. To make sure all systems and communications with stakeholders are clear so that the EP service/provision is transparent and schools feel supported. All Educational Psychologists in EPIC adhere to the HCPC Standards of Proficiency which can be found here.
EPIC's Vision and Mission
Our partnership of 41 schools (including South Leicestershire Inclusion Partnership and specialist SEMH provisions) work closely together to develop a high-quality service that best support the needs of our schools.
Emotional wellbeing is a core area of focus and practice for our team and this is kept at the heart of everything we do. Alongside this, we also have specialisms in learning, autism and relationships.
Our vision is to:
To provide an insight about the child’s world to the key adults (home adults and school adults): EPIC want all school staff to have a depth of understanding about a child’s holistic development from a psychological perspective and a true appreciation of environmental factors so that they can help the child to thrive in all areas of education.
To provide a highly effective psychological service, comprising of educational psychologists, assistants, volunteers and admin support, working creatively and flexibly with school communities in order to identify their priorities towards becoming mentally healthy learning environments. Using applied psychology, we adopt proactive/preventative, systemic and targeted approaches in consultation with schools. We help to identify and assess areas of emotional health and well-being where educational psychology support can make a positive difference.
We aim to build capacity in school communities by helping the members to understand complexity and plan interventions with clarity in order to nurture children’s well-being and learning. To make sure all systems and communications with stakeholders are clear so that the EP service/provision is transparent, and schools feel supported.
What We Can Offer
Our service provides high need support for children and families but also aims to develop an effective wellbeing provision to support families, safeguard children’s mental health and offer training for all people working with our children. We currently offer:
- Educational Psychologist package
- Assistant Psychologist packages
- Consultation with staff and parents
- Individual work with children
- Training from our core offer
- ASD Pathway work
- Therapeutic approaches
- Drop-ins for staff
- EHCNA assessments for Local Authorities
- Group Work for children
- Group Work for staff
How To Join
Should you wish to be a part of our school led wellbeing partnership and join EPIC Psychology and Wellbeing from September 2023 we are currently accepting school requests*.
*All membership is subject to a completed partnership agreement being returned by all schools or partnerships. Fees are subject to review year on year.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
The Discovery Trust
The Discovery Trust was formed as a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) in 2012 through a partnership between Kibworth CE Primary School and Parkland Primary School, the founding schools of the Trust.
Since then, our trust has expanded to the current total of 13 primary schools, 2 SEMH specialist schools, and 1 SEMH hub. Every school is going through a different path on its journey to excellence, so we work relentlessly to ensure that our support for each school is personalised to that school’s needs and circumstances. All our schools take great pride in their individuality which is achieved through shared frameworks which identify excellence and expectation across the Trust.
Discovery schools are situated across Leicestershire, Rutland and Leicester City. In order to achieve a meaningful partnership, we work across the trust through leadership networks and joint practice development between schools. The Trust provides a unique mix of expertise, experience and success to raise attainment, progress and outcomes. We have the highest possible ambition for educational success in our area and aim to raise achievement for all our schools.
Our Partner Schools
- Asfordby Captains Close Primary School
- Braunstone Community Primary School
- Enderby Danemill Primary School
- Farndon Fields Primary School
- Fossebrook Primary School
- Greystoke Primary School
- Keyham Lodge School
- Kibworth CE Primary School
- Leighfield Academy
- Merrydale Junior School
- Millgate School
- Mowmacre Hill Primary School
- Parkland Primary School
- Sileby Redlands Primary School
- Woolden Hill Primary School
- Ashby C.E Primary School
- Ashby Hill Top Primary School
- Barlestone C.E Primary School
- Cobden Primary School
- Elizabeth Woodville Primary School
- Gartree High School
- Glenmere Primary School
- Higham on the Hill C.E Primary School
- Kingsway Primary School
- Loughborough CE Primary School
- Lutterworth High School
- Maplewell Hall School
- Ravenhurst Primary School
- Sherrier Primary School
- St Mary’s C.E Primary School, Melton Mowbray
- St Simon and St Jude C.E Primary School
- Stephenson Studio School, Coalville
- The Hinckley School
- The Pastures Primary School
- Tugby & St Luke’s CE Primary School
- Westfield Infant School
- South Leicestershire Inclusion Partnership (SLIP) is based at Countesthorpe Leysland College (Winchester Road, Leicester, LE8 5PR) and supplies inclusion support for schools in Oadby, Wigston and the districts of Harborough and Blaby.
Their partnership of schools include;
– Beauchamp College
– Brockington College
– Countesthorpe Leysland Community College
– Gartree Academy
– Kibworth Academy
– Lutterworth College
– Lutterworth High School
– Manor Academy
– Robert Smyth Academy
– South Wigston Academy
– Sir Frank Whittle Studio School
– Thomas Estley Academy
– Welland Park Academy
– Wigston Academy
– Wigston College
Testimonials from Schools:
Adherence to HCPC Standards
All Educational Psychologists within EPIC are registered to practice with the HCPC. All EPs must ensure that the standards of practice and ethics are adhered to. EPs have to renew their practicing certificates every two years with the HCPC. To check that an EP is registered please see http://www.hcpcheck.org.
The HCPC standards of conduct, performance and ethics:
- Practise safely and effectively within their scope of practice
- Practise within the legal and ethical boundaries of their profession
- Look after their health and well-being, seeking appropriate support where necessary
- Practise as an autonomous professional, exercising their own professional judgement
- Recognise the impact of culture, equality and diversity on practice and practise in a non discriminatory and inclusive manner
- Understand the importance of and maintain confidentiality
- Communicate effectively
- Work appropriately with others
- Maintain records appropriately
- reflect on and review practice
- Assure the quality of their practice
- Understand and apply the key concepts of the knowledge base relevant to their profession
- Draw on appropriate knowledge and skills to inform practice
- Establish and maintain a safe practice environment
An EP’s responsibility for keeping skills up to date with regular CPD
- Maintain a continuous, up-to-date and accurate record of their CPD activities
- Demonstrate that their CPD activities are a mixture of learning activities relevant to current or future practice
- Seek to ensure that their CPD has contributed to the quality of their practice and service delivery
- Seek to ensure that their CPD benefits the service user
- Upon request, present a written profile (which must be their own work and supported by evidence) explaining how they have met the standards for CPD