Information for schools
Each education establishment in East Lothian has a named educational psychologist who supports them in meeting the needs of a wide range of learners. We deliver the service through a time allocation model, schools receive a pattern of regular visits based on their school roll and level of deprivation.
The service fulfils its statutory function of giving of advice to parents, schools and the local authority regarding children with additional support needs through the delivery of 5 core functions:
- intervention and Research.
Key activities include
- Contributing to the assessment and intervention process of individual children / young people
- Building capacity in schools, families and multi-agency partners to meet learners needs and raise attainment
- Supporting key authority initiatives to contribute to positive outcomes for children and young people
Educational Psychologists follow professional standards as determined by the British Psychological Society and the Health and Care Professionals Council.
As part of our work supporting literacy attainment, the service has drawn on current research to produce guidance for all schools: Supporting Children and Young People’s Learning – Identification, Assessment and Intervention of Persistent Difficulties in Reading and/or Spelling, the document is also on education exchange.
- British Psychological Society
- Association of Scottish Principal Educational Psychologists
- Scottish Division of Educational Psychology
- Dundee and Strathclyde MSc in Educational Psychology Courses
- Education Scotland
- Getting It Right For Every Child on the Scottish Government
- National Improvement Framework on the Scottish Government
- Children in Scotland
- Enquire - The Scottish Advice Service for Additional Support for Learning
- Dyslexia Toolkit
- Autism Toolkit