Educational Psychology Service

The Educational Psychology Service works to improve the wellbeing and educational outcomes of all children and young people in West Lothian through the application of psychology in practice.

Our service is an innovative and dynamic service, committed to improving the wellbeing and educational achievements of children and young people within West Lothian. We work mainly through schools and nurseries, with each establishment having a link Educational Psychologist. We work with others who are trying to help children and young people make the most of their lives. We will always seek the views of parents/carers, children and young people. Using our knowledge of psychology, child development, learning and education we provide support, training and advice.

Our vision is to improve the wellbeing and educational outcomes of all children and young people in West Lothian through the application of Psychology in practice.

We aim to achieve this by:

  • Placing the needs of children and young people at the centre of everything we do
  • Identifying and addressing barriers to learning
  • Working collaboratively with our partners
  • Building capacity at individual and systemic levels
  • Operating within a context of continual improvement

Service Information

Please find some general information about the services we provide here Icon for pdf Service Information Leaflet [212.19KB]

West Lothian Educational Psychology - GDPR Guidelines Icon for pdf West Lothian Education Psychology - GDPR Guidelines [308.77KB]

Please find information about our work in schools and ELC settings here Icon for pdf Handbook for Schools [3.97MB]

EP allocations list - Your Link EP Icon for pdf Educational Psychology Allocations 2020-21 [100.42KB]

ASPEP Assessment Document Icon for pdf ASPEP Position Paper - Educational Psychology Assessment in Scotland 2014 [678.14KB]

Our Glow SharePoint for West Lothian Education Staff can be accessed here WL Educational Psychology SharePoint

    Service Development

    The Educational Psychology Service is committed to maintaining ongoing service development. Our Service Improvement Plan outlines our key activities for the year. It is directly linked to both the National Improvement Framework and How Good Is Our School 4 to demonstrate impact.

    Overall, we continually work to ensure that the children and young people of West Lothian receive a high quality, evidence-based Educational Psychology Service that is responsive to need and to the demands of our continually changing educational landscape.         

    Click on the links to see our Icon for pdf Educational Psychology Service Improvement Plan [363.18KB] and our Educational Psychology Service - Standards & Quality Overview 2020 .

    Educational Psychology Service consultations ''You Said/We Did" can be accessed via Consultation and Customer Engagement

    Information for Parents/Carers about Supporting Children & Young People

    A Whole Community Approach to Supporting Children and Young People with Loss and Bereavement Icon for pdf A Whole Community Approach to Supporting Children and Young People with Loss and Bereavement [1.08MB]

    Supporting Children and Young People at Risk of Self-Harm: Multi-agency Guidance Icon for pdf West Lothian Multi-Agency Guidance Supporting Children and Young People at Risk of Self Harm [3.01MB]

    Healthy Reading List Healthy Reading List

    Insights into...Health and Wellbeing

     

    We usually get involved when a school has already tried a range of intervention strategies and is now looking for additional advice or support.
    How to find out the link Education Psychologist for your child/school.
    The West Lothian Educational Psychology Service is part of the Education Quality Assurance Service.
    FAQ
    Frequently Asked questions about the role of the Educational Psychologist and the Educational Psychology Service.
    West Lothian Educational Psychology Service has a commitment to supporting schools and other services within the Authority in carrying out research.
    West Lothian Council Educational Psychology Service (WL EPS) completed a very successful Validated Self-Evaluation (VSE) process in partnership with Education Scotland in June 2015.
    Useful resources for schools and families.
    CPM training module and resources