Schools - psychological, psychiatric or social work services
Educational Psychology Service
4 Woodside Road
Stirling FK8 1RF
Principal Psychologist: Jenni Barr
T: 01786 442530
The Educational Psychology Service is part of a network of support that is available for children and young people in Stirling covering all schools and nurseries within the area. In order to practise as an educational psychologist, we must be registered with the Health Professions Council and adhere to their regulations.
Educational psychologists have skills and knowledge in child development and learning. We are part of Education and this means working with education personnel, schools, children and families. Each educational establishment has a link educational psychologist. We believe that interventions work best when all those involved with a child or young person work together collaboratively.
What do educational psychologists do?
The work of educational psychologist is varied but largely covers two main areas:
- Casework – an educational psychologist often works indirectly providing advice to parents and the team around the child, or sometimes directly to help progress learning or behaviour
- Development work – training and project work with nursery and school staff and undertaking research and evaluation. We also offer policy advice and consultation and advice to the Authority and partners.
Some examples of an educational psychologist’s work are:
- Contributing to an assessment of a child’s learning if the expected progress is not being made
- Group work on social interaction skills
- Supporting schools with promoting positive behaviour
- Research commissioned by the Authority
All educational psychology staff are bound by a code of conduct which respects confidentiality and the rights of the individual. The British Psychological Society site has more details about our code of ethics.
More information is available in our leaflet, A Guide to the Educational Psychology Service.