Meg Timlin

Chartered Educational Psychologist

BA (Hons), MEd (Educational Psychology), Diploma in Counselling, CertEd, CPsychol

 

 

SUMMARY PROFILE

 

 

An educational psychologist with considerable, successful experience in management, in

strategic and systemic work with Local Authorities and schools, and in working for Looked After Children.

 

SKILLS SUMMARY

 

Psychometrics

 

Qualified to conduct a range of psychometric tests with children and young adults (6 - 89 years)

Literacy Assessments

 

An experienced assessor using a range of tools ensuring that appropriate interventions are used to help the child or young person to learn

 

Consultative Framework

 

Approaches that encourage collaborative working using everyones expertise

Counselling

 

A range of different approaches including Solution Focused work and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

 

 

CAREER HISTORY

 

2006 - present

 

 

Independent Educational Psychology Services

 

 

Associate Educational Psychologist

 

Key achievements

 

                Specialist, strategic  work around Looked After Children in a local authority

                Providing support for staff and students in a local Further Education College

                 

 

2002-2006

 

Milton Keynes Psychological Service

 

Principal Educational Psychologist

 

Key responsibilities

 

                Managing a team of 11 Psychologists and associated staff providing a service to children, parents and schools across the area.

                Management of Looked After Children Education Team

 

Key achievements

 

                Enabling  Restorative Justice approaches to be introduced in Schools

                Developing SEN policy systems for the LEA including Dyslexia Policy and delegation of funding

                Developing Training on Conciliation skills

                Shared responsibility for CAMHS innovations in Tier 2 team-working

 

1995-2002

 

Northamptonshire Psychological Service

 

 

Area Team Leader/Senior Educational Psychologist

 

Key responsibilities

 

                 Managing a team of 6 Psychologists and 15 specialist teachers and associated staff who provided services for children, parents and schools in the area

                 Organising and administering SEN system for the area, including management of statutory processes

 

Key achievements

 

                 Developing Early Years work across the county

                 Organising and providing training for schools and early years settings

                 Leading a working party on Consultation and introducing the approach in the county

 

1987-1995

 

Northamptonshire Psychological Service

 

 

Educational Psychologist

 

 Key achievements

 

                Providing a service for children, parents and schools in a local  area

                As Visual Impairment specialist, developing a county wide policy and mainstream provision for blind children

                Shared responsibility for developing designated special provision in schools, for children with SEN

 

 

EDUCATION

 

1986-1987

 

 

University of Birmingham

 

1987

Master of Education (Educational Psychology)

 

1979-1986

 

The Open University

1986

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Psychology                                                            First Class Honours

 

 

1974-1975

 

North East London Polytechnic

 

 

Diploma in School Counselling

 

1964-1967

 

University of Bristol, Cheltenham College

 

 

Certificate of Education

 

 

RESEARCH

 

1988

 

A consideration of the professional needs of teachers working in mainstream secondary schools with children who have SEN  (unpublished dissertation)