Longer read: School catch-up: using the engagement model to face coronavirus challenges

21 February 2021 by

Throughout this pandemic I have been struck by a gap. No, not the achievement gap between more and less disadvantaged…

Using virtual rooms as EPs: top ten tips to get started

26 January 2021 by

The COVID-19 pandemic has proved a challenging time for Educational Psychologists. Nonetheless it has allowed us to deliver our core…

Introducing ourselves to children and young people: what they want to know

18 January 2021 by

International treaties and current UK legislation outline the requirement for professionals to actively involve and ‘hear’ children and young people…

Sharing creative ways to work remotely as EPs

8 January 2021 by and

We’d love for the EP community to share fantastic ideas on how you’re working creatively, remotely. We know there’s been…

Coronavirus and Christmas: top tips for talking to children about a ‘plan B’

20 December 2020 by

With recent Coronavirus announcements, a ‘tier 4’ for London and the south-east and a tightening of holiday restrictions many people’s…

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

10 November 2020 by and , 4 comments

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

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….