Who do We Work with?
We work predominantly in maintained primary and secondary schools, supporting pupils directly or indirectly to meet their Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) Needs, including challenging behaviour. We do not currently work with pupils in the Early Years.
What do we do?
We can work at an individual, group and systemic level:
We can work with senior leadership teams to consider the SEMH and behaviour needs of the school, e.g. advising on a school’s behaviour policy
We can work with groups of pupils or whole classes to develop individual/group social and emotional skills
We can work with individual pupils using programmes or therapeutic approaches to develop their SEMH skills
We can work with teachers and TAs to consider different strategies and programmes to try with individuals or groups of pupils, including developing or revising behaviour plans
We work collaboratively with parents/carers, and can offer support in the home – strategies and programmes to try
We work with the Educational Psychology Service (EPS) and offer Circle of Adults meetings for pupils at risk of exclusion
What Interventions Do We offer?:
Zones of Regulation
Therapeutic approaches (including the programmes, Think Good Feel Good and Homunculi)
Video Interaction Guidance (VIG)
Circle of Friends
Restorative Relationship Planning (for groups of pupils)
How do I request involvement?
Schools can complete either a group involvement referral form or an individual (including a Circle of Adults request) referral form. A Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is also completed by the teacher and parent/carer. If the child is aged 8 or above, a RCADS pupil and parent/carer form is completed. This paperwork should be scanned and sent to BIT. BIT will contact the school within a week of receiving the request for involvement.
We have also developed leaflets for schools and other professionals, parents/carers and young people.
Who to contact?
Dr Beth Cartwright, Senior Educational Psychologist: 07585 986658 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Pike, Educational Psychologist: 07879 115126