Parent of child with an Autism Spectrum Condition – South East England
“I would have no hesitation in recommending John Pugh. I can personally vouch for the fact that he is fantastic both in the lead up to tribunal and most importantly during the actual tribunal…we truly, and deeply appreciate everything you did, and how excellent you were in court.
Lisa Marrington – Parent 2020
“I can’t thank you enough for your services. From talking to me and school staff, and spending time assessing my son you totally and utterly understood what my sons needs were and why he had been struggling. I appreciated the travelling you undertook to get to us and visiting another school to judge suitability. Honestly can’t thank you enough. You would 100% be our first choice if we were ever faced with tribunal again.
Ruth – SEN Parent 2020
“John was professional and yet accessible and down to earth. He has an in-depth working knowledge of the SEND system which allowed him to work collaboratively with our solicitor and to the timelines determined by our Tribunal process. We found his report insightful and yet respectful of our daughter and her needs. From our perspective he brought value in determining and defining the difference between attachment and autism and the adaptations that would best support her to access the curriculum. Having commissioned previous reports, John’s report was unique in its specificity which consequently transposed easily into our daughters EHCP. I would not hesitate to recommend him.”
Mariam Tariq, SEN parent, 2020
“I am very happy I met John Pugh, EP and used his help to assess my both boys and will not hesitate to use his expertise in the future. It was one of the best things we did to help them academically and support them mentally.
We felt that the boys were struggling so much in school and didn’t know why. John the EP identified their strengths and weaknesses, prior to taking their history as part of the report- it was a couple of pages of recommendations of how we could help our children progress in different areas, and suggested ASD.
We now have taken John’s report to other professionals such as a psychologist who can carry out a full assessment and diagnose our boys with ASD. Both of my boys have been diagnosed with ASD thanks to John Pugh. I would not have known this if this was not suggested in the report. It’s helped us now to understand their needs in a day to day basis- it has turned our life’s around with them positively, as we now know how to help them and have provided this information to school.
The school now are also trying to help our children with the strategies suggested by John Pugh, understanding the new diagnoses of ASD.
Thank you for all your help honesty and support!”
Anne Eze, SEN Parent, 2020
“My experience of the services provided by Dr John Pugh (Primus Psychology) was seamless. It amazed me how much he could understand my child’s needs in a comparably short time to that provided previously. The professional way everything was dealt with and with empathy and compassion to both my child and myself as parent. Consequently, my child is currently in the right educational setting for his needs and we owe thanks to Primus Psychology for this happy outcome.”
Georgia Fennell- Parent 2020
“I used Primus Psychology to evidence the need for my daughter needing an EHCP and to help us transition from primary to secondary. I found the service very thorough and professional, but also very personally tailored to our needs. Mr Pugh changed a very daunting situation, a stressful one for us as parents, into a process that was calm and informative. He spoke to us alone initially for background and gave us the opportunity to talk, but more importantly, he listened to our fears and concerns. He met with my daughter in the school setting, she said “she had a special visitor who was really tall, friendly, and they played some games whilst they chatted”. My daughter felt comfortable, he made her feel at ease and she was unphased by it all. The report was thorough and accurate about her abilities and needs and enabled us to move forward and get the support my daughter needed. I found it a positive experience and would recommend Primus Psychology to anybody. Without this service I don’t think we would have got school, or the local authority to put in the extra support she needs.”
Dee Appleby-Parent 2020
“I got details of Dr John Pugh from the national autistic website. From the moment he was involved I have not regretted this decision. The service I have received has been of the best quality, Dr John Pugh is not only extremely professional but also empathetic which is valued as a parent. Dr John Pugh understood the needs of our daughter which were complex and helped us to get the support we needed. His input has been invaluable. As a parent, he explained the process and helped me to understand what is going on for our daughter. The service received is second to none. I would recommend his services and know that other highly trained professionals who has seen his reports are also impressed with the level of detail and insight into complex conditions.”
Sally Parsons – Parent 2020
“We appointed John to provide an assessment on our son’s progress to support us in a tribunal hearing to have our son placed in an alternative residential placement. John produced a comprehensive report and acted as one of our expert witnesses at the hearing. John was extremely eloquent in his delivery. He took command of the room and was not at all swayed or faltered at any cross examination. The judge made reference to his professional delivery. We felt John, in such a short space of time, had got to know our son very well establishing his specific needs very precisely. We are forever grateful for his support and would not hesitate in recommending him to others”
Anne Price – Parent 2020
“We were recommended Dr Pugh by our solicitor as we needed an Educational report for our local Council as part of our EHCP application. We were on holiday nearby and he kindly agreed to meet us at short notice and carry out the analysis. He was very professional and put our son at ease throughout the meeting. The report was comprehensive, and I firmly believe that it helped provide the evidence to obtain the EHCP for our son.”
Sarah Johnson-Parent 2020
“We used Dr John Pugh from Primus Psychology as an expert witness at the educational tribunal for our son who has severe special educational needs. John was excellent throughout the whole process and we highly recommend him. His initial assessment of our son’s needs was thorough, fair and very accurate. His approachable style and attention to detail were outstanding and it was his expertise and sound knowledge of special educational needs which resulted in us winning our educational tribunal.”
Dean Malthouse-Parent 2020
“From start to finish, the services provided by John were impeccable. John listened to all of the concerns regarding my son and then carried out a thorough assessment and then provided us with a detailed, comprehensive report that set out concise and clear findings as well as recommendations.
I can’t thank John enough for all his hard work and continued support.”
Cath O’Connor – Principal Educational Psychologist – Wirral Local Authority 2020
“John has been providing us with his excellent services on Wirral for the last four years. I can highly recommend his professional, innovative and pragmatic approach! He will always work in the best interests of the children and families that he is involved with. Although he works within a locum capacity for the Wirral-EPS he is a much-valued member of our small yet beautifully formed team.
Thank you, John for all you do for us. Long may the partnership continue….”
Local Authority Executive
“John is a highly conscientious and reliable psychologist who can be relied upon to provide a quality service and product.”
Beth Lewis- Woodlands Primary School SENCO, 2020
“John Pugh came highly recommended by the Local Authority and has provided us with detailed Educational Assessments of the children with Special Educational Needs in our care for 5 years. He offers a reliable, efficient service that we would recommend to other schools.”
Sue Bartolo- St Mary’s Catholic College SENCO 2020
“We have used John (Primus Psychology) on several occasions recently and have found him to be extremely professional. His communication between not only himself and the parents, but also the school means that the assessment process runs smoothly for all those involved. The final written report is detailed and informative providing strategies to help the pupil in their learning. We will continue to use Primus Psychology in the future.”
Jenny Carson- St Francis de Sales Catholic Primary School
“We have used Primus Psychology for a number of years and have always received excellent, reliable service. John is professional at all times and has a great relationship with the staff and pupils in school and the parents he meets. John provides immediate verbal feedback to the SENCO and staff working with the pupil and gives recommendations and strategies to support the pupil in class, before the formal written report is received.”