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Project: Children and young people’s return to education in September 2020

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This post is part of a pilot project that edpsy is running in collaboration with Southend and Nottingham City EPS in a bid to promote inter-service collaboration and working.

Project focus

Managing school and college in the time of COVID-19: How have children and young people experienced returning to education in September 2020 and how can their views inform new practices in education?

Lead EPs

  • Sarah Sivers (Southend EPS)
  • Maddi Popoola (Nottingham City EPS)

Aims

This project has been designed to follow on from and add to the pupil views work already done by Nottingham City Educational Psychology Service (EPS) and Southend EPS.

The aims are:

  1. To gain insight into how children and young people across the UK have experienced returning to education
  2. To seek their ideas about what a good day at school or college could look like. This will provide information about what has worked with returning to school and what it is like to be in school during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
  3. To continue the thinking about how we bring about change in education policy and practice
  4. Demonstrate the value and importance of listening to, working with and including children and young people in the thinking and decision-making processes around education.

Involvement – next steps

We would like to gain views of children and young people across the UK to gain a comprehensive overview of their experiences. We would welcome any expressions of interest from colleagues who would like to work alongside us.


This post was updated at 3.25pm on Tuesday 22nd September to correct the EPS service name in the opening paragraph


About Sarah Sivers

Sarah is an Educational Psychologist working in Southend-on-Sea. Sarah has a particular interest in involving children and young people in understanding and developing their strengths and ensuring they feel thought about and listened to.

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About Maddi Popoola

Maddi works for Nottingham City Council and is keen to work with other services to ensure Educational Psychologists are key contributors to national government policy through quality evaluation and research.

View all posts by Maddi Popoola



One Comment so far:

  1. Anne says:

    This is such a positive and hopeful project with clear and important aims.

    I am particularly aligned to finding ways to demonstrate the value and importance of listening to, working with and including children and young people in the thinking and decision-making processes around education.

    Great work all . . .looking forward to a post at the end of October to update on the amount of interest received!

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