EPSS Traded Services
EPSS’s range of traded services can be purchased in a variety of ways.
Enhanced Core Offer (ECO)
The ECO packages are a cost effective, fuss-free way for both individual school settings or school groups, such as federations or academy chains to access support.
The ECO packages involve purchasing a specific amount of EPSS professional time over a year, eg 10 days, in order to offer a wide range of support.
The ECO packages can be personalised to provide the exact type of support needed. For example, packages are often split 50:50 between an Educational Psychologist (EP) and a Specialist Learning Support Teacher (SLST), but other divisions of time can be requested. The days purchased in an ECO package can also be used to access the support other professionals from the EPSS teams.
The benefits of the ECO packages are:
- Consistent professional relationships
- Opportunity to make long term plans
- Ability to use purchased time flexibly across the contract
Activities available in ECO packages
There is a wide range of activities that can be accessed within the ECO packages to ensure that individual schools, federations and trusts can work at both a systemic and individual level, using a planned, graduated approach, monitoring progress over time.
Links to the SEND Services Core Consultations
EPSS are commissioned to provide Core Consultations as part of the local offer of SEN support services. This means that if you purchase an EPSS traded contract, the professionals attending your Core Consultation (SLST, SEMH Practitioner, Autism Support Team member), can be the same professionals that are working in your school. You are also able to arrange for your EP to join those meetings.
Available ECO Packages
Gold Enhanced Core Offer (ECO Gold)
- Allows for an added flexibility to subscription with access from a minimum of 1 to 99 EPSS days a year, at a competitive tariff.
Platinum Enhanced Core Offer (ECO Platinum)
- Allows for access to 100+ EPSS days a year at a competitive reduced tariff.
Other Packages available
Autism and SEMH Teams specific packages
Specific Bespoke Packages
Specific bespoke packages: are available to customers that have a running contract with EPSS and can be arranged through the Co-ordinating EP . They have the unique benefit of being tailored to your individual needs and consist of discrete groups of sessions offered to help particular themed difficulties within the individual school, federation and trust. They can be used to access support from a range of professionals:
- EP or SLST specific package
- Clinical Psychologist (CP)
- Occupational Therapist (OT)
- Speech and Language Therapist (SALT)
You can download our 2022-2023 Traded Brochure Here EPSS Traded Brochure 2022-23
Expressions of interests can be made through your Coordinating Educational Psychologist.
Alternatively you can contact:
Dr Ian Mann
Senior Educational Psychologist
Tel: 07775 221741
Traded Services Support Officer
Tel: 01603 306362