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Rainbows, resilience and Coronavirus

On March 30 2020, by , 2 comments

Like many across the world, my family has been learning to cope with the impact of Covid-19 and social distancing….

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for children, families and professionals

On March 18 2020, by , 8 comments

There is loads of information across the internet about how to talk to or support children and young people who…

Longer read: Holistic circles – a visual representation of a child’s strengths and needs

On March 10 2020, by , 2 comments

Writing EHC assessments tends to be linear and for me there is a frustration in ‘chopping up’ a person in…

Children’s friendships problems and bullying

On January 19 2020, by ,

Friends are important. From a very early age, children show an interest in each other as a source of fun…

10 tips for blog writing: a short guide for EPs

On December 15 2019, by ,

Before you start writing 1: Know your audience Knowing who you’re writing for before you start writing is key. This…

‘Interweaving MATs’ – EP work across schools in a multi-academy trust

On December 2 2019, by and ,

This short article reflects our journey, as EP and MAT Strategic Inclusion Lead, in seeking ways to work successfully, efficiently…

Longer read: Supported employment programmes for young adults with learning disabilities

On October 30 2019, by ,

There are 1.4 million people in the UK classified as having a learning disability but according to recent estimates, just…

A day in the life of an EP: perspectives from Twitter

On October 17 2019, by , 1 comment

The role of the Educational Psychologist (EP) has been long discussed in academic and practice literature. For example, five key functions…

Education and girls on the autism spectrum

On October 1 2019, by and ,

A few years ago, trainees would often ask ‘what do we know about girls with autism?’ This led us to…

Pyramid-planning meetings: reflections from Doncaster EPS

On September 16 2019, by ,

In 2019 The Doncaster Educational Psychology Service scratched heads to identify the most effective way to engage with SENCOs to…