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Anyone know a friendly EP

(21 Posts)
inappropriatelyemployed Sat 27-Jul-13 20:20:53

Following my thread below about the LGO, does anyone know a friendly EP who could email/talk entirely off the record and point me in the right direction in relation to my concerns about the EP's actions?

inappropriatelyemployed Sun 28-Jul-13 10:07:38

bump

someoneoutthere Sun 28-Jul-13 17:20:46

I found Dr. Sharon Lloyd very good with any concerns I had.

inappropriatelyemployed Sun 28-Jul-13 17:31:05

We have used her and she is excellent but I thought it might be a bit cheeky to go back to her as it was a while ago.

WetAugust Sun 28-Jul-13 20:23:51

I don't think you need one IE. The EP Code of Practice is available on the BPS site:

www.bps.org.uk/sites/default/files/documents/professional_practice_guidelines_-_division_of_educational_and_child_psychology.pdf

It's possible to work out where the EP broke the rules by reading it.

inappropriatelyemployed Sun 28-Jul-13 20:40:46

Thanks Wet.

inappropriatelyemployed Sun 28-Jul-13 20:41:22

Meant to say - you go through these things in detail, all these codes etc, and no one usually gives a toss!

Kline!?

Ilike

inappropriatelyemployed Sun 28-Jul-13 21:15:15

Eh??

ilikemysleep Sun 28-Jul-13 21:55:48

I don't think any ep would want to advise without having had the option of speaking to the original ep, as you would be asking them to judge with only one side of the story on something that could cost someone her career. That might be justified but you'd need to compliain to the regulating body (the hpc).

inappropriatelyemployed Sun 28-Jul-13 22:02:39

Thanks. The terms of the email are pretty explicit. It isn't a she said/he said situation and it is all in writing.

I wouldn't want to cost anyone their career but this needs to stop. I suppose it is just a case of having someone say, on the face of the email, is this unprofessional practice. Just so I know I am not overreacting.

As I have put on the thread, I would much rather speak to her and discuss this and find out what went on then escalate to complaints etc.

WetAugust Sun 28-Jul-13 22:18:14

IE - what you described - quoted from the email - is unprofessional. Full stop.

inappropriatelyemployed Sun 28-Jul-13 22:19:59

And they're only quotes. Honestly, I shared it with a TA who doesn't work at school any more but who was the only person who understood DS.

She cried.

WetAugust Sun 28-Jul-13 22:25:16

Awww. That's dreadful. sad

The problem is that their actions are so undermining that you start to question your own abilities. If a client came to you clutching that email you would know straight away it was an unprofessional email.

Can I just say 'bastards' - they really are. angry

inappropriatelyemployed Sun 28-Jul-13 22:52:02

You are right. Like the information guy at the Council saying 'in the scheme of things it's no big deal, or words to that effect' like I am some crazy oversensitive person.

I will see if someone will have a glance to comment at least hypothetically because if I can get no joy with the EP herself - and by that I mean an apology - I will pursue it.

WetAugust Sun 28-Jul-13 22:56:41

IE
You know it's unprofessional
We know it's unprofessional
Your TA pal knows it's unprofessional
Hell, the EP herself probably knows it's unprofessional.

You really need to stop questioning your instincts.

But, softly softly catchee monkey (Gawd I hope that's still a politically correct phrase as I haven't used it for years).

A gentle questioning of the EP on a 'I know what you did was wrong and so do you so let's cut the crap...' basis is definitely an opportunity not to be missed.

inappropriatelyemployed Sun 28-Jul-13 23:03:02

You are right. I am sure it will go something like this. I email EP, she ignores me. Then I get n out of office saying she has left.

Or she reports me to her boss

WetAugust Sun 28-Jul-13 23:13:57

You're getting the hang of it now grin

inappropriatelyemployed Mon 29-Jul-13 08:06:00

So then I would be left with the choice of making a complaint or not - again!

inappropriatelyemployed Tue 30-Jul-13 07:49:00

Well, emailed DS's EP, expresses our upset and asked her if it was appropriate to ask offending EP to meet to discuss this constructively

She is going to speak their line manager who isn't, as I was told, the nasty head of SEN.

I am sure they will tell me to get lost but at least I have tried to address this without complaints and I do think it is important for the EP to explain her actions and listen to the impact of what she did.

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