Belinda Medhurst is a Chartered Educational Psychologist (BSc, PGCE, MEd., CPsychol) and is a member of the Division of Education and Child Psychology (British Psychological Society). Belinda qualified as a Psychologist in 1991 and as a teacher in 1993. She was then Head of the Psychology Department at Worcester 6th Form College for 3 years. She then went on to qualify as an Educational Psychologist in 1997 at Exeter University.
Belinda has worked as an Educational Psychologist for several local authorities since qualifying, including 8 years for Hampshire County Council. During this time she occupied the role as Senior Specialist Educational Psychologist for Autism and Language Impairment. This county wide role involved the development of many local and national initiatives.
Her publications have included a resource book ‘The Communication Toolkit’ as a practical resource for children between the ages of 9-16. Throughout her work, she has extensive experience for assessment and support of both general and specific learning difficulties, literacy and numeracy. In particular, she has worked closely with mainstream and special schools using a variety of interventions to support youngsters with Dyslexia, such as individual 1:1 work, small group and whole in-class support. Recent developments have included assessments with adults, including both students and assessments for those in work-placements. Increasingly, this work has reflected occupational roles and marrying up advice for supporting job descriptions and course demands. This latter work is likely to become a focus of future professional development.
Belinda has a strong commitment for growth and support of all the individuals with whom she works and a passion for making a difference. She is Chair of Governors for a local primary school and has a belief that every child really does matter. Belinda enjoys watching her own children growing up and spending time as a family at weekends, with picnics, trips out to zoos and visiting other family and friends. She also has a very demanding golden retriever!