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Annual Conference for Educational Psychologists in Scotland 2015

Friday 11th September 2015 at Edinburgh Conference Centre, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh

Closing the Gap - Educational Psychologists as Agents of Change

Please find below the presentations we are able to share from this event;

The changing face & place of poverty - Jim McCormick
Closing the Gap: Responding to the competing demands of achievement and inclusion in schools - Lani Florian
Visible Learning NOT Another Initiative - Leading Change to Raise Attainment and Close the Gap
Using the 'We Can and Must Do Better%u2019 document to improve educational outcomes for children Looked After at Home
Parenting which involves seeking repeated young persons%u2019 diagnoses or exaggerated additional support needs
Deliverology 101
Leadership and Change - an EPS Persepctive

This conference combines an exciting mix of keynotes; informative presentations (including speakers from Scottish Government and ASPEP - the speakers will identify leadership challenges across Scotland and describe how Educational Psychologists can make a difference by leading change in local authorities. Invited workshops and a professional forum will also address this year’s themes

  • Reducing Social Inequality & Promoting Inclusion
  • Leading Change

Reducing Social Inequality & Promoting Inclusion

Keynote Speakers;
Dr Jim McCormick
Prof Lani Florian

Leading Change

Keynote Speakers;
Sarah Philp (Principal Educational Psychologist Midlothian)
Dr Laura-Ann Currie (Educational Scotland)

This theme looks at the role of Educational Psychologists in leading and supporting schools. Speakers are yet to be confirmed but will be asked to give us a big picture view of change across Scottish Education and within service.


Please note, submissions are no longer being accepted for the Annual Conference for Educational Psychologists in Scotland 2015 The deadline for submissions was 23:59 Sunday 14th June 2015.


Twitter will be used to provide feedback and ask questions during conference #epsconf

Bookings for this event have now closed, If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224505


Friday 11th September 2015

Please note, all timings and speakers are subject to change.

09:30Registration & Tea and Coffee
10:00Welcome: Peter McNaughton
10:10Keynote: Sarah Philp and Dr Laura-Ann Currie - Leading Change
10:50Refreshment Break
11:10Workshop 1: Leadership (Details available to download below)
12:10Keynote: Professor Lani Florian
14:00Workshop 2: Closing the Gap (Details available to download below)
15:00Keynote: Jim McCormick
16:00Closing remarks: Peter McNaughton
16:30Probationers Network
16:30SDEP AGM Wine & Cheese

Speakers and Facilitators


Dr Jim McCormick

Keynote Speaker
Jim McCormick is an independent adviser and researcher on public issues and Scotland Adviser to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. Main interests include tackling poverty and well-being.

Prof Lani Florian

Keynote Speaker
Lani is Bell Chair of Education at Edinburgh University and has a particular interest in meeting the needs of all learners, teaching pedagogy and teaching practices in inclusive schools

Sarah Philp

Keynote Speaker
Principal Educational Psychologist Midlothian

Dr Laura-Ann Currie

Keynote Speaker
Educational Scotland


Edinburgh Conference Centre, Heriot-Watt University

Edinburgh Conference Centre, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS •  Website•  Directions

Additional Information

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