Supervision for teachers: why it’s important and what EPs can do

10 November 2020 by and , 3 comments

It’s perplexing that wellbeing practitioners such as psychologists and social workers have regular supervision that is mandatory, yet our wellbeing…

Operation Encompass and the National Teachers’ Helpline for children experiencing domestic abuse

21 October 2020 by and

The helpline provides free, immediate, accessible and confidential psychology support to staff working in schools. Teacher’s National Helpline: Number: 0204…

Recovery at its best: 5 key principles to support school following critical incidents

24 September 2020 by

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Nottinghamshire Educational Psychology Service were asked to develop a resource to support schools…

A data-driven, Readiness for Learning approach to supporting learners return to school following COVID-19

21 September 2020 by

These are, as so many have already commented, unprecedented times. Understanding the impact of the past three months on our…

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…

Increases in teenagers’ wellbeing during school closures

1 September 2020 by

Last week research from the University of Bristol released a report on young people’s mental health during the covid-19 pandemic….

Advice to education policy makers following Covid-19

A joint report from two UK Educational Psychology Services: recommendations based on pupils views and psychological theory. During the COVID-19…

Drawing the Ideal Safe School: an optimistic approach to returning to school

8 July 2020 by , 5 comments

Since UK schools closed to manage the COVID-19 pandemic one big question has dominated educational conversations: How are we going…

EPs and the tuition initiative: a disappointing silence?

29 June 2020 by , 3 comments

The Government has recently announced that funding will be made available for pupils to receive ‘catch up’ tuition. Although details…

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…