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Values in Action: Think Bigger 

Empowering schools to think bigger when it comes to individual psychology cases.

Recognising that psychology support is more effective when they are run in partnership, the School & Community Psychology Service (SCPS) is raising the awareness of their whole school initiatives through the launch of a new website. 

Their focused approach understands that children and young people’s lives are complex and need to be considered in a holistic way – from both a micro and macro perspective – to ensure we meet the needs of the whole person at school, at home and in the community. 

To empower teachers, school leaders, parents, carers, professionals and community organisations SCPS have launched a new website with a series of resources available to help all schools – regardless of whether they subscribe to the service. It is hoped that the Giving Psychology Away series will help all schools think bigger about school psychology and realise the importance of taking a proactive, pre-emptive approach.

Highlights from the Giving Psychology Away series of resources: 

Promoting Parental Involvement 

Webinar by Educational Psychologist & Doctorate Tutor, Karen Schumacher

Parental anxiety can be higher at points of transition and so is the value of building a positive practice of parental involvement so we hope some of these points will be useful, especially if you are new to a role that requires ongoing liaison with parents.

Thinking about Autism and Girls

Article by Educational Psychologist, Dr. Rose McGeown

When considering the presentation of autism in girls and women, it is important to note that the key diagnostic criteria for autism remains true.

Circle of Adults: A Person Centred Approach

Webinar by Principal Educational Psychologist, Theodora Theodoratou

Webinar exploring a widely popular model used in educational psychology, that offers groups of people the opportunity to discuss an area, issue or young person that adults feel stuck with. 

There is nothing that gives me more pleasure in my work than seeing a parent, child, teacher or student grow in confidence in their own ability and feel empowered to take their next steps. 

Karen Schumacher, Educational Psychologist and Doctorate Tutor

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