News: Local Government Ombudsman warns about national shortage of educational psychologists

6 February 2024 by

The Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) has issued a warning highlighting that a shortage of educational psychologists is having a significant…

Paul Dix: Circles not red lines

12 October 2023 by

School behaviour policies tend to run in straight lines. Part of our special series to support Refugee Education UK –…

News: Northern Ireland report highlights the costs of cuts to children and young people

4 July 2023 by

The authors of the report paint a devastating picture of how the cuts will disproportionately impact the most disadvantaged children…

Belonging in a special school: EPs promoting belonging at multiple levels

27 June 2023 by and

When a pupil starts at a special school they and their family have often experienced challenges in the previous school…

Promoting positive mental health in a secondary school

18 April 2023 by

I’ve always been interested in applying Psychology at strategic levels within school systems, and have been working closely with the…

‘Happier during lockdown’: positive experiences of COVID-19 lockdowns and how we can create positive change

28 November 2022 by , 1 comment

When the pandemic first hit, I, like most mental health researchers, was extremely concerned about how it could impact the…

Longer read: Monsters of meritocracy and beasts of bias: why social class matters in education, and how #MakeIt10 can help

20 September 2022 by

If you work hard enough, you can achieve anything.  This is the foundation of the concept of meritocracy, the belief…

“Ok – so what opportunities do we need?” Why collaborative reviews of the impact of EP involvement are vital

31 August 2022 by , , , and

Within educational psychology (EP), so much is spoken about commencing case work – establishing rapport, contracting, information gathering. But how…

Talking to children and young people about war in Ukraine

1 March 2022 by and , 5 comments

‘Children are both our reason to eliminate the worst aspects of armed conflict and our best hope of succeeding in…

All is calm, all is bright – planning for an inclusive and festive December

27 November 2021 by

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. The schools that we work with are starting to shift their focus…