Impact & Evidence
Helping children and young people to learn
The Caspari Foundation monitors and evaluates the impact of Educational Psychotherapy on children's learning and mental health. We gather practice-based evidence. Case studies are published in The Caspari Journal of Educational Psychotherapy and in the many articles and books written by our alumni.
Educational Psychotherapists work with children to remove emotional barriers to learning. They provide a containing environment and a supportive presence. Educational Psychotherapists help children to make sense of those experiences which have inhibited their ability to reach their full learning potential.
In 2019, in England, over one third of pupils did not achieve the expected standard at the end of primary school. For disadvantaged pupils, this proportion was almost one half.
Schools are under pressure to improve their results, especially for disadvantaged children. In addition, they have to provide support for children and young people's social, emotional and behavioural needs. Some pupils' behaviour can lead to exclusions and contribute to low staff morale.
Educational Psychotherapists work with children to remove emotional barriers to learning. They support school staff in thinking about pupils' behaviour and meeting their needs.
It’s built more of my confidence. It made me feel more full of myself. It made me learn different things.