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Educational Psychology Service

Educational Psychology Service

What we do

Educational Psychologists (EPs) work together with families, schools, and other professionals, to meet children and young people’s educational needs.  This is most often achieved by gathering information, sharing advice, and making decisions with the people who know the child best.  However, there will still be times when direct EP involvement with the young person is appropriate.

We embrace the Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) approach, using Staged Intervention to ensure that children and young people have the opportunities they need for learning, wellbeing, and development.  Most of our work is for primary and secondary school pupils, but we serve ages 0 to 24.

We are Education Service professionals, and we work at different levels, which can mean:

  • Universal
    • We help design projects that affect all pupils in a school or learning community.
  • Enhanced and Targeted
    • We advise on interventions for specific groups of pupils.
  • Intensive
    • In exceptional cases, we can provide direct support to individual pupils.

We can be invited to a consultation meeting, usually at school with other people who know and work with the pupil, such as:

  • parents/carers
  • teachers/support assistants
  • sometimes other professionals for example a speech therapist or school nurse

Ways to contact us

We can be contacted directly via our twice weekly telephone consultation service, for questions about how our service works, or regarding individuals.

If someone wishes to consult about a specific child or family, they must be a person with parental rights and responsibilities who can consent to EP involvement, or have permission from someone with parental rights and responsibilities.

video about how the consultation process works is available to refer to. Please make sure you turn your volume up to play it.

If you or someone else in your family is having an urgent, immediate, life threatening crisis, please contact the appropriate emergency service straight away. Contact numbers are given on our Reporting Child Protection concerns page.

More information

Please use the links below for information based on different user groups. 

You can follow @ClacksEPS on Twitter for regular updates about our work.

We also have a YouTube video feed.


If you choose to email our service using the psychological@clacks.gov.uk address, please be careful not to include any information within your email which could identify you or anyone else. The email facility is for general enquiries only.

For Further Information Contact

Educational Psychology Service
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 226000 / 450000 Fax: 01259 226006
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