Siobhan Boot

Chartered Educational Psychologist

MSc, MA, PGCE (Cantab), BSc, CPsychol

 

 

SUMMARY PROFILE

 

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An experienced educational psychologist with considerable and successful experience within Local Authorities and in private practice

 

SKILLS SUMMARY

 

Educational

assessment

 

 

 

Qualified to conduct a range of psychometric tests with children and young people

 

An experienced assessor of literacy and numeracy difficulties

 

An experienced dynamic assessor, able to assess which teaching which will best help a child to learn

 

 

Early years

assessment

 

 

Experienced assessor of children of pre-school age, involving the use of play based assessments

 

 

Social, emotional and behavioural assessment

and intervention

 

 

Experienced in applying Personal Construct Psychology when considering social and behavioural functioning and the process of change.

 

Able to offer interventions and support to support the promotion of positive behaviour, emotional well being, and social inclusion

 

 

Therapeutic interventions

 

 

Can offer a range of therapeutic approaches including Solution Focused work and Cognitive Behavioural interventions

 

 

PTSD (Newly Arrived pupils)

 

 

Able to offer interventions to support children who have experienced PTSD, particularly  fchildren who are newly arrived to the UK

 

 

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

 

 

Experienced assessor of EAL, able to offer interventions to support  the learning of children who have EAL

 

 

 

Research and evaluation

 

 

Experienced in the field of research and evaluation, with a focus on qualitative research

 

 

Consultation

 

 

Adaptable consultation skills to support families, schools and children

 

Able to conduct user-friendly family consultation and interventions

 

CAREER HISTORY

 

2010 - Present

 

 

Cornwall Educational Psychology Service

 

Educational Psychologist

 

 Key responsibilities

     School Educational Psychologist for a large number schools offering service to schools, parents, and children/young people, using solution focused approaches

     Supervisor for Trainee Educational Psychologists (University of Bristol)

     Research into effective school provision for Traveller, Gypsy and Roma children

     Training: offering to schools and other professionals on topics such as behaviour management, ASD, enhancing educational attainment, supporting children in public care

     Tribunal work: undertaking assessment and providing reports as evidence to be presented at tribunals

     Supporting safeguarding processes

 

Key achievements

     Supporting EPS evaluation procedures

     Identifying effective and good practice to support the education of Traveller, Gypsy and Roma children

 

 

2009 - Present

 

Independent Educational Psychology Services

 

Educational Psychologist

 

Key responsibilities

 

       Offering an Educational Psychology service to parents, children/young people across the UK

 

 

 

2006 - 2010

 

Birmingham Educational Psychology Service

 

Educational Psychologist

 

Key responsibilities

 

             School Educational Psychologist several for inner city schools in the largest UK Local Authority offering service to schools, parents, and children/young people

             Research Consultant  for Educational Psychology Service and other professional colleagues (secondment).

             Supervisor and Honorary Lecturer for Trainee Educational Psychologists (University of Birmingham)

             Training: offered to schools and other professionals on topics such as behaviour management, ASD, enhancing educational attainment, supporting children in public care

             Tribunal work: undertaking assessment and providing reports as evidence to be presented at tribunals

 

Key achievements

 

             Newly Arrived Specialist: led a group of EPs in the development of a training package to support Newly Arrived pupils with were experiencing PTSD and had English as a Second Language. The package was delivered city wide, gained interest from several Local Authorities and was recognised by the Childrens Workforce Development Council as a unique contribution by Educational Psychologists

             Multi-agency working developed successful multi- agency working in my locality

             Early years specialist : led effective multi-agency support for Early Years children

             Developed evidence based support packages for behaviour support, literacy and Autistic Spectrum Disorder

             Leading whole service CPD days

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

 

 

2006 Present

 

University of Birmingham

Doctorate of Educational Psychology

 

 

2005 - 2006

 

 

University of Birmingham

MSc Educational Psychology (Upper Distinction)

 

 

2003 2005

 

University of Nottingham

MA Special Educational Needs

 

 

2001 -2002

 

University of Cambridge

Post Graduate Certificate of Education (with Special Educational Needs) (Distinction)

 

 

 

1998- 2001

 

University of Leicester

BSc Psychology (with Sociology) (2:1)

 

 

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS

 

 

 

       Association of Educational Psychologists

       British Psychological Society (Chartered Status)

       Division of Educational and Child Psychologists

       Health Professions Council

 

 

RESEARCH

 

2010 - Present

A multiple case study of strategies used to support the social inclusion and academic progress of Traveller, Gypsy and Roma children in Cornwall. Thesis for EdPsychD, University of Birmingham.

 

2009 

School improvement: the role of teaching assistants and teacher-pupil relationships. Research project for EdPsychD, University of Birmingham.

 

2009

A critical reflection of the strengths and limitations of using CBT with groups of children to improve self control of behaviour. Research project for EdPsychD, University of Birmingham and for Birmingham Educational Psychology Service.

 

2007 - 2008

A case study of inclusive practice for Newly Arrived children in a Birmingham Secondary school. Research project for EdPsychD, University of Birmingham and for Birmingham Educational Psychology Service.

 

2006 2007

A critique of support of strategies used to assess and improve social/ emotional development and academic attainment of Newly Arrived children. Research project for EdPsychD, University of Birmingham and for Birmingham Educational Psychology Service.

 

2005 - 2006

A cross case analysis of strategies used to prevent and manage bullying in primary school settings. Dissertation for MSc Educational Psychology, University of Birmingham.

 

2003 2005

Re-integrating pupils into mainstream schools following permanent exclusion.

Dissertation for MA Special Educational Needs, University of Nottingham

 

2002

Supporting pupils with specific learning difficulties. Dissertation for PCGE, University of Cambridge

 

2001

Reading interventions. Dissertation for BSc Psychology, University of Leicester

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

 

Boot, S., Potter, F., Stacey, N. (2010). A cross case analysis of strategies used for the prevention and management of bullying in primary school settings. Submitted to Educational Psychology in Practice.

 

Papers detailing effective support for Newly Arrived pupils are being finalised for submission to Educational Psychology in Practice.

 

A  paper examining the use of group based CBT is being finalised for submission to Educational Psychology in Practice.