Vision, values and aims

Glasgow Psychological Service: Nurturing Learning and Wellbeing

As Educational Psychologists working in a diverse and vibrant city, the Glasgow Psychological Service team aim to apply psychology to improve the inclusion, attainment and wellbeing of all children, young people.

Embracing the opportunities and challenges of working in the Nurturing City we recognise the significance of celebrating cultural diversity, mitigating the impact of poverty and striving for equity and excellence for all learners in Glasgow.

In partnership with parents/carers, Education Services’ staff and our partners in the Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) we will use our skills and knowledge of psychology and evidence-based practice to ensure equity and support the inclusion of children and young people in their local schools and communities. Focusing on developing positive, nurturing relationships and building strengths and resilience we will work together with others to support additional needs and improve outcomes for all.


Title: Values

In GPS we:

  • Keep the needs of children and young people at the centre of all our work
  • Advocate for the importance of relationships
  • Respect and celebrate diversity
  • Champion inclusion & equality
  • Work to eliminate discrimination
  • Promote nurturing, strengths-based approaches
  • Nurture our staff and support each other
  • Celebrate success and know what we need to get better at
  • Continuously improve our service
  • Ensure all our team have opportunities for participation and professional growth



To do this we will:

  • Keep the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people at the centre of our work, with particular consideration for those who are care experienced to ensure we focus on achieving positive outcomes within our context as determined by The Promise;
  • Work in partnership with others to give all our stakeholders a voice in all aspects that involve them, including our children, young people and parents/carers, and work within a solution-oriented, strengths-based approach to build resilience and empower our stakeholders;
  • Use a holistic, ecological approach to understand individual need, and promote inclusion and attainment to improve lifelong outcomes for all;
  • Use research and evidence-based practice to help us improve inclusive pedagogical approaches in all our schools and establishments, through implementation science, practitioner inquiry and robust research projects;
  • Working to create an anti-racist culture within the service and striving to create equality for all protected groups. Promoting equality, diversity, fairness and transparency in our work through continual improvement, critical reflection and evaluation;
  • Invest in our professional development to build capacity and provide distributive leadership opportunities;


All educational psychologists are expected to conform to the standards exemplified in the BPS (British Psychological Society) Code of Ethics and Conduct (2018), and the HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council) Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics (2016).