As part of the EHCP process, David worked with my child who attends a Wirral Primary school. I felt at ease sharing my concerns and worries about my little one, as I could tell David truly had his best interests at heart. David spoke with me at great length about my child's early life experiences and was empathetic to our situation. Once I had received the report I was so grateful. In such a short space of time, David had captured everything about my child and had really got to know him, in fact, he had a better understanding of him than the adults that have known him in school for multiple years. The recommendations are personalised and has helped secure an EHCP for my child. David cares about the children and young people he assesses and really works to get the best possible outcomes for them.
Working with David, over the last couple of years, has had such a positive impact on our school community. He has not only supported our pupils but families and staff alike. David takes time to get to know parents / carers and children before considering what advice to offer. He generously shares his expertise and knowledge with families and staff. As a direct result of David's involvement, we have facilitated individualised support and interventions to help our children. A true professional, David is an integral member of our school family.
We have been using David as our EP for all of our statutory EHCP work for a while now. He always takes care to understand and value the views of all stakeholders to ensure that the final report is a well thought out and true reflection of the child's needs and next steps. David is thorough and takes the time to listen and explore and support and reach conclusions that ensure the best outcomes for the child. We value his advice and support for our learners.
David just makes a difference. As a small, catholic school with extreme levels of SEN, we have never disregarded our calling to be inclusive. We are proud that children are welcomed here, regardless of need, and we recognise our part in their educational journey is to meet those needs and give every pupil the opportunity to achieve his or her potential. This is not a vocation we can undertake alone however, and it has only been possible by working with other professionals who share the vision, such as David. He sees the whole child. He sees the potential. And he is able to support us to be the very best we can be for each individual. Finding an Educational Psychologist that is willing to take his time to understand the children he sees and the journey that has gone before is invaluable. David goes above and beyond to champion the children that he sees and provide us, as a staff, with all the knowledge, understanding and strategies to ensure opportunities are maximised and all children make progress.