Reflections on being working class in a middle class profession

9 September 2020 by , 2 comments

I am a trainee educational psychologist (EP). I am also from a working-class family. I grew up in a council…

Educational Psychologists’ “Race” and Culture Forum (EPRCF)

3 July 2020 by

Aims, vision and purpose The EPRCF is a special interest group, set up in March 2012. It was established following…

The Journey from Equality to Equity: A tale from the ‘Wee County’

2 July 2020 by and

Clackmannanshire is known as the ‘Wee County’ – the smallest mainland Local Authority in Scotland with a ‘Big Heart’. Context…

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…

Black and Ethnic Minority Educational Psychology (BEEP) Network

14 June 2020 by

Aims, vision and purpose BEEP is a network for trainee and qualified Educational Psychologists with an interest in Black, Asian…

Black lives matter: educational professionals and the fight against racism

2 June 2020 by , 20 comments

I am an EP working in an outer-London borough, where like many other London boroughs, Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME)…

EP Consultation, remote working and Covid-19

The wonderings of two second year trainees about how to adapt and use consultation during Covid-19 when working with people…

Research: Impact of COVID19 on education sector

14 April 2020 by , 1 comment

South Tyneside Educational Psychology Service is conducting research seeking to explore and understand the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is…

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

10 March 2020 by , 2 comments

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