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Funding for more Educational Psychologists.

Funding for more Educational Psychologists.

Thousands of children across England will benefit from mental health and special needs support, as funding worth £31.6 million is announced to train more Educational Psychologists.

The Department for Education has today (20 March) outlined plans to support more young people with additional educational needs by launching a procurement exercise for experts to come forward and kickstart specialist training for more Educational Psychologists. The multi-million pound fund will see over 600 Educational Psychologist trainees receive free tuition and grants.

It follows the Education Secretary’s announcement in December last year to expand funding to increase the cohort of Education Psychologists from 160 to 206 each year. At the same time he announced an additional £350 million for high needs.

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