Glasgow Psychological Service

Putting Psychology into Practice


Positive report card for Glasgow’s Psychological Services

Education Scotland in partnership with the council have published a very positive validated self-evaluation (VSE) report for Glasgow’s psychological services (May 2016)

The report, which involved an extensive number of staff from across Education Services, stakeholders and partners has identified a number of key strengths and outlined some priorities for improvement.

Key Strengths highlighted:

  • Very effective partnership working
  • The service is well positioned strategically to further develop strong partnership working
  • Education psychologists provide expert knowledge and skills and communicate this well e.g. nurture, attachment, Solution Oriented Approaches
  • Increased confidence in partners to apply concepts in day to day practice
  • Partners report that interventions promoted by GPS are effective in promoting readiness to learn
  • Glasgow Psychological Services is very effective in applying the principles of Implementation Science and has disseminated understanding to partners
  • Glasgow Psychological Services is very good at impacting on whole systems
  • Glasgow Psychological Services has a range of innovative practice from service delivery, interventions and developing the use of technology for data collection
  • Glasgow Psychological Services is a progressive service that reflects on its practice and priorities and adjusts accordingly

Read the full report here: GPS full VSE Report

Or the summary here: GPS VSE Summary Paper May 2016

Find out more about VSE here: Education Scotland and Validated Self Evaluation


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