Our Services

Workforce Development

We recognise that schools are under constant pressure to improve and to adapt to new demands. Our psychologists have a wide range of skills at their disposal to help schools manage change processes and particularly manage the psychological defences that resist change.

NAAPS offers a range of short-term interventions and staff development programmes in the following areas:

Consultation: confidential one-to-one opportunities for teachers or other staff to discuss aspects of their work that are challenging to them. We provide a space for school leaders to reflect on the way they are taking up their leadership roles and to enhance their understanding of the psychological processes that can influence the decisions and actions that they take and do not take.

Workshops: for newly qualified teachers who wish to develop their understanding of the teacher role and how they may take up that role more effectively.

Team development: aims to help colleagues work more effectively.

Training: we offer training for groups, educational establishment, and government sectors. Our training programmes are designed to address the specific needs of institutions or group. We work to identify training needs, clarify the outcomes, and evaluate its impacts.

Practical strategies for the classroom: NAAPS undertake a series of ongoing courses designed specifically for teachers and learning support assistants. Focusing on practical strategies, we aim to provide teachers and learning support assistants with knowledge, skills, and ideas for use within the classroom.

Policy review and development within a whole system perspective looks at policy and practice in relation to overall institutional aims or goals. We work with organisations to help develop and implement policies as effective tools to help achieve the overall aims for the organisations.

Action research projects are evidence-based interventions to find solutions tailored to each institution to improve outcomes in relation to specific issues such as underachieving groups, emotional well-being, bullying and exclusion.