Pupil Equity Funding is allocated directly to schools, targeted at those children most affected by the poverty related attainment gap. From April this year £120m will be provided through the Attainment Scotland Fund directly to Headteachers to use for additional staffing or resources they consider will help reduce the poverty related attainment gap. The funding will reach schools in every local authority area in Scotland and will be distributed on the basis of the numbers of pupils in P1-S3 known to be eligible and registered for free school meals.
Pupil Equity Funding is provided on top of the existing £50m Attainment Scotland funding and will continue to provide targeted support for those authorities and schools supporting children and young people in greatest need. It means in 2017/18 the Scottish Government will provide £170m towards the commitment to allocate £750m through the Attainment Scotland Fund during the course of this Parliament.
For further information click on the link below
Advice to Schools
GIC Mental Health Support- Advice to schools Advice on the use of mental health supports.
ASPEP runs occasional learning seminars for members and these are topic based. Details on the next learning seminar is provided below:
ASPEP Seminar on Data Protection Agenda March ’18
Data Protection Presentation 16.3.18
Data Protection Case Study
Annual Conference for Educational Psychologists in Scotland (SDEP/ASPEP)
The Annual Conference was held on 28 September 2018 in Celtic Park , Parkhead, Glasgow.
Informing Practice in Scottish Educational Psychology: How do we add value to National Priorities?
Annual Conference for Educational Psychologists in Scotland 2018
Friday 28 September 2018
Celtic Park Football Stadium Glasgow
Chaired by Colin Crawford
Head of Children`s Services Glasgow
Dr Edward Sozu
School of Education, University of Strathclyde
Anna Boni HMI
Kevin Brack Attainment Advisor Education Scotland
Dr Laura-Ann Currie HMI
4.15-5pm SDEP AGM
All SDEP/BPS members welcome to the AGM
This year’s conference will focus on the changing context for Educational Psychology in Scotland, the National Enquiry model and the outcomes and learning this has generated.
The afternoon session will present workshops from the projects and the session will be hosted by Dr Laura-Ann Currie.
www.kc-jones.co.uk/sdep2018 (KC Jones registration page)
www.bps.org.uk/events/annual-conference-scottish-educational-psychologists (BPS event listing)
ASPEP Position Papers are advisory & are intended to reflect best practice in Psychological Services in Scotland at the time of writing.
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ASPEP SDEP EPS Mental Health Position Paper 2018
ASPEP LAC-OLA Guidelines -January 2015
Assessment Position Paper (Revised 2014)
ASPEP and the Scottish Division of Educational Psychology (SDEP) have a joint development plan that is reviewed annually and updated regularly at the joint ASPEP and SDEP development day each January. Click on the link below to see the plan.
2017 ASPEP-SDEP Joint Work Plan
Minutes of Joint ASPEP and SDEP Executive Committee meetings:
SDEP ASPEP Minutes 17.6.16