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Judith Carter

Educational Psychologist and Director

Judith is an HCPC (Health Care Professionals Council) registered Educational Psychologist (EP) and Director of Willow Tree Learning. She has worked as a Specialist EP (inclusion & autism) in Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and was Senior Adviser Inclusion SEN-D working within a Local Authority on education strategy and school improvement. It was here that she trained as an Ofsted inspector.

Willow Tree Learning was created as an opportunity to directly support schools, colleges and settings to become more responsive to their learner community. It is a values led service, offering high quality practical advice and support. Intervention is bespoke and can relate directly to individual children and families, or be part of a whole school ‘systems’ review, or a targeted aspect of improvement and workforce development.

Willow Tree Learning works with other HCPC registered Educational Psychologists who share the values and principles for practice described above.

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Barbara Waites

Educational Psychologist

Barbara is registered with the Health Professionals Council (HCPC) and is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS.) She has a wide range of experience having worked for a number of local authorities and as an independent psychologist in preschools, nurseries, schools and colleges.  Previous to training as an educational psychologist she taught in primary schools for over 10 years.

Barbara has a particular interest in emotional wellbeing and behavioural issues having worked as a specialist senior managing the Targeted Mental Health in Schools project in a local authority.  Her work is child-centred and based on a strengths and needs approach.  She has experience working with parents supporting them to manage social and behavioural issues with children and young people and trained in the Mellow Parenting approach.

Barbara enjoys working with teaching staff, supporting them in the classroom to promote optimal learning and development opportunities for all children.

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