John Bainer, Chartered Educational Psychologist


I am an Educational Psychologist with 16 years experience of working for local educational authorities and 5 years working in private practice.  Prior to becoming an EP, I was a teacher for 20 years within both the private and state sectors.  As I go about my work as an EP, I am constantly appreciative of the early grounding I had at the ‘chalkface’ as a teacher.  I have extensive experience of assessing cognitive functioning, academic attainments, learning needs, and social and behavioural difficulties in children and young people from ages 3 to 18.  Much of my work also involves exploring the children’s needs and strengths with parents, teachers and others professionals and then feeding back to them and planning ways forward.  I have an in-depth understanding of special needs provision in the state sector, including Statementing and Access Arrangements for GCSE.  I have also worked collaboratively with teams of professionals across a range of contexts, including teams that carry out investigations into autism.  Outside of work I sit on the Family Panel, and I am the treasurer and a trustee of the Halesworth Millennium Green Trust, the secretary to Wenhaston Sports Club, a Governor of a local primary school, a director of the Halesworth Arts Festival,  and a keen golfer, walker and tennis player.  I also enjoy reading and travelling.

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