Assistant Psychologist’s Application Form

Before you begin

Thank you for your interest in becoming an AP with EdPsychs. We would like to make the application and interview process as interesting and informative for you as we can. This is your chance to explain your interests, experiences, aspirations and psychological understanding and ability.

The EdPsychs AP application form is presented below.

We will have a small number of schools available for an April 2022 start – and we’d be grateful if you could use this form if you are interested in these roles. For April start roles, we have one round of interviews in early March 2022. The closing date for these roles is 4th March 2022. Please say that you would like to be considered for an April start in your answer to the first question if you are interested in these roles.

This application form is also used for the September start AP roles and the full opening and closing dates are on our ‘Apply to be an AP’ page.

You need to complete screening questions, and then a number of application assessment questions. You should scan through the application first, evaluate whether you can answer these questions, have a bit of a think and then begin.

We hope you enjoy the process and it informs your wider thinking and learning.

Personal Information
The Assistant Psychologist Core Criteria and Pre-requisites
The Assistant Psychologist role

There are no character limits for these answers (but most answers are at least two or three paragraphs long), and we will be looking at how you think, write, reflect on and evaluate your experiences when answering the questions.

Your qualifications
Your employment experience
Question 1:

Please explain why you would like to be an AP, what experience you have working with children and young people and what psychological skills you will bring to this role. Think about what you could contribute to EdPsychs Ltd, a host school and the wider profession.

Question 2:

Please explain how you meet the person specification for this role (please read through the ‘Becoming an Assistant Psychologist with EdPsychs’ page and give actual examples).

Question 3:

What does an Educational Psychologist do and why?

Question 4:

Imagine you are a future psychologist. What will you focus on in your career and why? What will be your impact and legacy?

Question 5:

Provide an example of when you applied psychology to help others. Talk through how you baselined, tracked and evaluated the impact of your work.

Question 6:

Which psychologist, in your opinion, has made the greatest positive impact on society, and why?

Question 7:

How would you help teachers advance quality first teaching in the classroom? What evidence would you draw upon?

Question 8:

What question do you wish we’d asked you and what would your answer to that question be?

Final Points

Are there any final points you’d like to add?

Your CV
Privacy agreement

How we use your information

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