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The role of the educational psychologist in transitions elaine beck 21.06.13

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A presentation given at the Scottish Transitions Forum regarding the role of the educational psychologist within transitions in Scotland. More information can be found at www.scottishtransitions.org.uk

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The role of the educational psychologist in transitions elaine beck 21.06.13

  1. 1. The Role of Educational Psychology in Transitions Elaine Beck Educational Psychologist Falkirk Educational Psychology Service Elaine.beck@falkirk.gov.uk Charlotte Anderson Educational Psychologist (Probationer) Stirling & Clackmannanshire Educational Psychology Service Friday 21st June 2013 Scottish Transitions Forum ARC Scotland ASPEP SDEP
  2. 2. Outline • Setting the scene for Educational Psychology • Scottish Legislative Framework • Educational Psychologist involvement in transitions • Research thesis example Friday 21st June 2013 Scottish Transitions Forum ARC Scotland ASPEP SDEP
  3. 3. Setting the Scene for Educational Psychology in Scotland The distinctive contribution of educational psychologists is to apply psychology skills and knowledge to support the wellbeing and achievement of all children and young people. Wellbeing and achievement are understood in the broadest sense, including emotional and social development, life-skills and formal educational success. Friday 21st June 2013 Scottish Transitions Forum ARC Scotland ASPEP SDEP
  4. 4. Legislative Framework • Education Act (1980) • Standards in Scottish Schools etc Act (2000) • Additional Support for Learning Scotland Act (ASL Act) (2004, 2009) • Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) – Professional Registration as an Educational Psychologist • Equality Act (2012) • Data Protection (1980) Friday 21st June 2013 Scottish Transitions Forum ARC Scotland ASPEP SDEP
  5. 5. National Policy Guidance • Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) – National Practice model – Structure and frameworks for multi-agency practice – SHANNARI – Wider assessment process – Strengths based approach – Preparation for life – Curriculum for Excellence • Children’s and Young People’s Bill (2013) • Beattie Report (1999) • Code of Ethics and Conduct BPS (2009) • Standards of Proficiency HCPC (2012) • ASPECT Report: Educational Psychology Scotland Making a difference (HMIE 2011) Friday 21st June 2013 Scottish Transitions Forum ARC Scotland ASPEP SDEP
  6. 6. Educational Psychologist Role in Transitions • Assessment – Continuous process – Gathering of information – Interaction component – Contextual information – Analysis of information – Building on strengths – Reduction of barriers – Build capacity – Seek views – Cycle of review Friday 21st June 2013 Scottish Transitions Forum ARC Scotland ASPEP SDEP
  7. 7. Educational Psychologist Role in Transitions Levels Consultation Assessment Intervention Training Research Child & Family Targets for Individual Education Plan Individuals strengths, needs Person Centred Planning Advice to family on provisions Video Research (VIG) School/ Organisation Contribution to strategic plans Ratify Schools SQA Exam Curricula innovations GIRFEC Planning Training Action Research Local Authority ASN Policy Post 16 planning Teacher Training needs Implement transition policy SDS ASD Training Positive Destination data National Children & YP Bill Dyslexia Assessment guidance for colleges Highland Council Moving On Pack Best Practice Events National Conference Presentation Friday 21st June 2013 Scottish Transitions Forum ARC Scotland ASPEP SDEP

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