Principal Educational Psychologist Message

Hello and thank you for taking time to look at our advert. Now is a great time to consider a career move to Bradford – things are really buzzing!

My name is Ruth Dennis and I am the Principal Educational Psychologist for Bradford. I live in Bradford district and have worked here since 2004.

I came into educational psychology to make a difference to children’s outcomes and life chances. As a team I feel we are now starting to make this happen. The EPT are playing a leading role in the development of the district wide ‘All Bradford’s Children’ project. This initiative is based on using psychology and evidence based interventions to improve outcomes for all children across the city. The three key areas of focus are improving Achievement through ‘Quality First Teaching’, creating Better SEN provision in all schools and increasing Capacity through targeted interventions. Working in this way offers EPs the opportunity to break out of the narrow SEN focus they often find themselves in and use their skills to the upmost.

Bradford Local Authority has a strong tradition of supporting and valuing its educational psychologists. We have a team structure that welcomes and shapes new entrants into the profession. We take on and support Assistant EPs to help them transition onto the professional training course and we employ two trainee EPs each year in addition to providing Y1 placements. Our qualified EPs are supported to extend and develop their skills through internal promoted posts and wide ranging CPD. We are currently training a cohort of EPs to use Video Interactive Guidance (VIG) and we have provided opportunities to attend local and national conferences including ‘Visible Learning’ and the DECP conference.

Bradford itself is an amazing and beautiful city. From a cultural urban centre, to sweeping landscapes and stunning heritage towns – Bradford has something for everyone across. Don’t just take my word for it – look at the testimonials from some of our current EPs.

The full details of all posts with the EPT are available on this website. If you would like any further information or a confidential discussion about any of the roles please me on 01274 439444 or email me via [email protected]

We look forward to welcoming you to Bradford.

Dr Ruth Dennis

Principal Educational Psychologist

City Of Bradford Metropolitan District Council