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Longer read: Who uses EPNET and why

17 November 2020 by

EPNET is a popular mailing list for Educational Psychologists (EPs) and other education professionals.  Roughly 2,800 people are signed up…

Longer read: The Little Elf Returns to School: turning to narrative in a pandemic

2 September 2020 by , 1 comment

The ‘Little Elf and the Flowers of Hope and Bravery’ is a therapeutic story written to help primary aged children…

Longer read: Pupil views around the Covid-19 pandemic: an opportunity for change in education?

We are currently living through one of the most life-shifting experiences in recent memory. There have been changes in the…

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

10 March 2020 by , 3 comments

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

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

30 October 2019 by

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

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

5 February 2019 by , 1 comment

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

Longer read: ABCs for successful supervision

8 January 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…

Longer read: How monsters wish to feel

26 March 2018 by , 2 comments

One morning I woke with the resounding idea to write a children’s story to explain the concept of resilience to…

Longer read: Hands off? challenging the touch taboo in education and care contexts

18 October 2017 by , 1 comment

Why the issue of touch is so important Affective touch is a powerful medium for conveying empathy between people, for…

Longer read: Creating transition pathways for young people with SEND: an example from Ireland

11 June 2017 by , 1 comment

In this article, I illustrate how transition from secondary school can be viewed as more than an episodic event, but…