The Educational Psychology team is part of the Inclusion Service.

Our key purpose is to help promote all aspects of a child or young person’s development (aged 0-25), using psychology to help children and young people reach their full potential. We work with children and young people directly, parents and carers, teachers and support staff and with other agencies. We provide consultation, assessment and training and cover a wide range of areas including difficulties with schoolwork (reading, writing, maths) memory and attention skills, social and emotional wellbeing, and more.

  • We are child advocates: the wellbeing of the child is paramount.
  • Psychological research and evidence underpins our practice; we are committed to continuous professional development in order to improve outcomes for children and young people.
  • Collaborative work with families, educational settings, partner agencies and the voluntary sector is a core part of our practice.
  • We are committed to inclusion, equal opportunities and non-discriminatory practice.
  • We believe that change is possible.

We value the strong links and joined up working with many other teams in Portsmouth that help to remove barriers to achievement for all our children and young people, in particular those with special educational needs or from vulnerable groups.

We work with nurseries, schools and colleges. We are also involved in programmes in Portsmouth to support children and young people with special or additional needs, including attachment difficulties and neurodiversity assessment and support, for example. We provide a wide range of training in the city including Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSA programme).

Educational psychologists contribute to education, health and care assessments. We will always meet with parents and carers to listen and understand their child or young person’s needs and aspirations.

Continuous professional development is so important. Our educational psychologists contribute to the EP training programme at the University of Southampton and we welcome trainee psychologists on placement with us every year as this keeps us up to date with current research and practice.

You can read more about the team on the Portsmouth SEND Local Offer website.

Purchase our services

We are a partially traded service and schools can opt to purchase our services. Visit the Traded Services website for more information.


Our competitive pricing structure ranges from £536 – £630 per day.

What schools and parents say about us

“You challenge my thinking and add your ideas to the discussion in a non-judgemental way, which helps me to move forward and feel confident in my practice.”
Class teacher

“I enjoy it when we are able to work together to come to a resolution or a way forward.”

“You have provided training that excited and inspired my staff to improve outcomes for our children.”

“Just a very big thank you for all that you have done.”

Contact the team

Dr Caoimhe Weeks, Principal Educational Psychologist
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 023 9283 4676

Caitriona Scully, Senior Educational Psychologist
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 023 9268 8781

Vicky Parker, Senior Educational Psychologist
Email: [email protected]