Any concerns about the Falkirk Council Educational Psychology Service should first be discussed with the educational psychologist Educational involved. Most concerns can be resolved at Psychology this level but if this is not possible then reference can be made to the Service Service management through the educational psychologist’s line manager and, if necessary, the Principal Educational Psychologist. If the concern still remains unresolved then it can be referred to the Director of Education. Contact: Educational Psychology Service Park Street FALKIRK FK1 1RE Tel: 01324 503680/Fax: 503681 The Educational Psychology Service abides by Moray Place Falkirk Council’s Race Equality Scheme. GRANGEMOUTH FK3 9DL Tel: 01324 504680/Fax: 504681 If you would like a copy of this leaflet in a community language, Braille, large print or Email: audio tape please telephone: 01324 504680 email@example.com or 503680. In line with national agreements Falkirk Council only employs educational psychologists who are Chartered with the British Psychological Society or are eligible to be Chartered. ' ' March 07 The Educational Psychology Service seek to ensure that the views of the young teachers and parents/carers, and contribute aims to improve life-long outcomes person are taken into account. to planning to support a pupil’s learning. for children, young people and Parents/carers and young people can request An educational psychologist contributes to families by applying psychology to the involvement of an educational the assessment process in response to the educational contexts. psychologist - through direct contact with the concerns and issues identified by those who Service or through discussion with the are already involved with a pupil. The school/nursery. assessment process informs future teaching and support measures which promote a alkirk Council Educational F When Falkirk Council Educational pupil’s progress and general well being. Psychology Service is part of Psychology Service has agreed to become Education Services. The involved and consent of parent, young person Examples of when an educational Educational Psychology Service or child is given, there will be a confidential psychologist might become involved include: provides consultation and advice, record kept of any work done. Parents and mainly about school or education based young people may request access to this when a primary 7 pupil requires extra planning issues, concerning children and young people record and we will disclose all information in the transition to secondary school in the age range 0–24 years. Educational we have generated. If we hold information psychologists work mostly through schools, from any other agencies we will disclose this when schools are devising strategies to support with each school and nursery school having a only with agreement from the agency pupils link educational psychologist. concerned. All records that Falkirk Council when a pupil in secondary school requires extra Educational Psychology Service keep are open planning in the transition to college or When there are concerns about a pupil’s to inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of employment. learning or behaviour a school may request Education. parents’/carers’ permission to invite the when schools request support with staff school link educational psychologist to join a On becoming involved, the educational development on additional support needs issues review or planning meeting for the pupil. psychologist may consult with staff, parents/carers, observe in class and, where Through involvement in training, research Educational psychologists only become appropriate, talk with the pupil. and project work, educational psychologists involved with parents’/carers’ agreement contribute to developments in schools which when working with pupils under 16. They Using their knowledge of child development support the learning and progress of all will keep parents/carers advised of what they and learning, educational psychologists help pupils, including those with additional plan to do. Educational psychologists will identify educational needs, give advice to support needs.
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