Department of Education

Behaviour and Wellbeing

Behaviour and Wellbeing

General information

Purpose of the School Psychology Service (SPS)

The School Psychology Service provides a specialist psychological assessment, intervention and consultation service for schools. Services are provided:

  • for students, school staff, parents and inter-agency partners
  • directly and indirectly
  • proactively and responsively
  • at the individual, group, whole school and system levels
  • using a scientist-practitioner model
  • by school psychologists who are governed by a professional registration process and a code of ethics

Services Provided 

The School Psychology Service provides support in three main areas:

1. Behaviour

  • Working with students, parents and their schools to identify and change target behaviours at the individual, group and systemic level.

2. Learning

  • Conducting assessments of students experiencing learning difficulties and/or disabilities at schools. 
  • Supporting schools in making appropriate curriculum adjustments for students in order to enhance their learning outcomes.

3. Mental Health and Wellbeing

  • Providing direct support for students experiencing mental health and wellbeing difficulties.
  • Assisting schools and children to maximise the development of positive mental health and wellbeing.


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