East Lothian Council

Information for Young People

Information for Children and Young People

parents and carers

What is an Educational Psychologist?

I am someone who visits schools to work with teachers, parents and pupils.  I try to help people think of ways to make school a better place to learn.

Why are you here?

I am here because the school, your parents/carers, or you have asked for some help to make things better in school.

What can you do for me?

I can think of ways to help make things better for you in school. You may want help with things like learning, behaviour, making friends or discussing something that is upsetting you.

How does the service work?

If you are over 12 years old, we usually only get involved with your agreement (this is called giving consent). We will ask your parents for their consent too. You will be asked to sign a form to make sure you understand what is happening and know what has been agreed.

Where will you visit me?

I can come to your classroom to see how you work, have a chat or do some activities together. I may also meet with other people in your life who know you well.

What happens next?

After we meet together, everyone involved will come up with a plan to try to make things better. We may meet again in the future to see if this plan has been helpful. We will stop working with you once things have been tried or have been improved.

Downloads

  • Leaflet for Primary Pupils
  • Leaflet for Secondary Pupils
  • John Muir House, Haddington, East Lothian. EH41 3HA

    Telephone: 01620 827648

    East Lothian Council, John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington East Lothian EH41 3HA.