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Breaking the silence: children’s voices and Ofsted

On May 13 2019, by , 1 comment

The public consultation on the proposed changes to Ofsted’s inspection framework was not fit for purpose as far as gathering…

‘Surviving’ the final term as a TEP

On May 8 2019, by ,

It’s the final term of training, hopefully your thesis will soon be handed in and work is still coming in…

10 ideas for working successfully with adolescents

On April 2 2019, by , 1 comment

There are some people who just love working with adolescents and those of you who do will, I guess, already…

Longer read: Applying critical pedagogy to re-imagine education and empower communities

On February 5 2019, by , 1 comment

My experiences as an Educational Psychologist and home educating parent have given me cause to ask the questions; what is…

Resources: The Engagement Profile

On January 28 2019, by , 4 comments

The Engagement Profile’s core approach is that “sustainable learning can only occur when there is meaningful engagement” (Engagement 4 Learning)….

Longer read: ABCs for successful supervision

On January 8 2019, by and , 1 comment

As psychologists, we rightly place huge emphasis upon the importance of relationships. We know that the teacher-student relationship is one…

Resources: ACT Conversation Cards

On January 8 2019, by ,

‘ACT Conversation Cards are a therapeutic tool for working with values in line with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy’ (Hayes & …

Ian: a short film about inclusion

On December 12 2018, by ,

“Ian” is a short, animated film based on the life and experiences of nine year old Ian from Argentina. The…

Resources: The Sensory Profile

On November 26 2018, by , 1 comment

I find the Dunn Sensory Profile a useful tool in relation to explaining some behaviours and use it as a…

VIG: an animation

On November 5 2018, by , 3 comments

This short animated film about Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) was commissioned by Cornwall Council and made by two talented 2nd…