Educational Psychology Service (EPS) - Information for professionals

This page has lots of information from the Educational Psychology Service for professionals working with children/young people in Bath and North East Somerset.

October 2020 - Josie Bainton has had part of her doctoral thesis published in the School Psychology International Journal. The title is ‘The impact of reduced sleep on school related outcomes for typically developing children aged 11–19: A systematic review’

EPS Documents:


The INVEST approach has been created by Nik Hobson (SENCO, Broadlands School) to support children and young people, particularly those who have special educational needs. It’s a great acronym to highlight key strategies and approaches to promote effective learning, engagement and interactions. Nik is happy for SENCOs to use this in their schools. Please acknowledge Nik and Broadlands staff when sharing it.


Wellbeing for Education Return / Recovery

The EPS has been involved in supporting the Wellbeing for Education Return / Recovery support package for schools. Please see information in the Power Point below:



As part of the WER offer, the Educational Psychology Service is offering a free and confidential one hour consultation to staff in early years settings, schools and post-16 providers. This is an opportunity to talk with an educational psychologist about any concerns related to emotional wellbeing. To book a call, please email and an educational psychologist will be in touch with you to schedule a call. 


Executive Functioning

You will find information about Executive Functioning within the Professionals section. You will be able to access this information only when logged in to your authorised account.

Literacy documents from EPS

You will find lots of literacy related documents from the Educational Psychology Service on the Literacy - EPS page. 

**To view the above information, you need to be logged into your professionals account. If you are a SENCo and already have an account to view the relevant documents, you will now be able to see these documents when you are logged in. If you don't have an account, click on the link above to request access. 

Race Equality Schools Partnership

The Race Equality Schools Partnership is made up of a wide group of local organisations working to promote race equality in schools across Bath and North East Somerset. There are representatives from local schools, Bath and North East Somerset Council (B&NES), Stand Against Racism & Inequality  (SARI), Black Families Education Support Group, Off The Record (OTR) and Avon and Somerset Police.

Further information and links to resources can be found on The Hub:

EPS Overview

The EPS Offer for 2022/23 was shared at the SENCo Conference in October 2022.  


Other useful resources:​

Virtual Schools resources

The EPS provides dedicated time to the Virtual School and has produced a range of useful resources. These can be found on the Virtual Schools Training Resources webpage.

There are lots of resources on the Southend EPS page, but remember that area specific information won't be the same for those living/working in B&NES.