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December 2019  Update

Our team has had a busy year leading on a number of key priorities such as improving mental health and wellbeing, nurturing approaches, family learning (PEEP), Video Interactive Guidance and research. Work has been undertaken at a strategic level for the local authority, at a whole school level and at an individual/family level.

This year we are fully staffed. We welcomed Anne Hendry, educational psychologist, to our team and she is already a key contributor to our service’s priorities. She is the main link educational psychologist within the Dunblane and St Modan’s Learning Communities and is supporting strategic work in the areas of mental health and wellbeing.

We also welcomed two trainee educational psychologists Mhairi (2nd year) and Sam (1st year), who have joined us on placement from Dundee University’s MSc Educational Psychology course for the academic session 2019-2020. They have been busy shadowing the team, contributing to a range of activities as well as working on assignments for the university.

We have two educational psychologists working with Stirling’s LAC Virtual Team with a focus on improving outcomes for children and young people who have experienced care. Deborah has been seconded to the team for one day a week to co-lead on key priorities such as tracking and monitoring, supporting schools with the flexible fund and the implementation of the neuro-sequentail model in education, whilst Heather is working one day a week on an attendance project and on training and supervising colleagues in the Children and Families team and the Parent and Family Support Team on Video Interactive Guidance (VIG).

Further information on our work is provided in our Blog.