Support Services at Burnhaven School

Educational Psychologist

This session our Educational Psychologist is Ashley McGregor.  Educational Psychologists support the school in a range of ways;

  1. In an advisory and training role e.g providing training in sensory needs, nurturing approaches and restorative practice.  This session we will continue our training in Nurture. 
  2. In informal discussions.  A teacher might speak to the educational psychologist without mentioning names of pupils for support when dealing with a particular situation in the classroom relating to one child or a group of children for informal, non-specific advise. 
  3. In formal discussions.  For some children and families a more specific input may be required.  In this situation we hold formal consultation meetings under the Single Agency Planning format where the educational psychologist alongside class teachers and parents, make a support plan to help children engage in learning more easily or interact with peers more appropriately. 

Please click here to see a video introduction from Ashley.

Please click here to visit Aberdeenshire Council’s Educational Psychology Service Website which contains lots of advice about how children and families can be supported.  I particularly recommend the Family Nurture Leaflets as this explains how we can all work to help our children at school and at home.

Click here to go directly to the page about “What is an Educational Psychologist?”

Click here for a leaflet from the Educational Psychology Service – Info-for-Parents-and-Carers-GDT25307