Reflections on systems theory: the role of self and reflexivity

19 October 2021 by

In my first year of doctoral training, I learned about new theories and frameworks. One of these was Systems Theory,…

On the value of not being a psychologist

27 September 2021 by

Educational psychologists have recognised the potential impact of the pandemic on children’s social development, particularly at school. However, a walking…

Reflections of a disabled educational psychologist

9 February 2021 by and

My name is Emily, I am a recently qualified Educational Psychologist working in Doncaster, and I have a physical disability…

Reflections on my work with bilingual children

26 October 2020 by

Growing up in a Nigerian home I was accustomed to my parents speaking in pidgin English and quickly adjusted to…

Longer read: Reflections on Pyramid Planning Meetings one year on

15 September 2020 by

One year ago, Doncaster EPS made the decision to change our service delivery model. We moved from individual planning meetings…

Reflections on being working class in a middle class profession

9 September 2020 by , 3 comments

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

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…

‘Interweaving MATs’ – EP work across schools in a multi-academy trust

2 December 2019 by and , 1 comment

This short article reflects our journey, as EP and MAT Strategic Inclusion Lead, in seeking ways to work successfully, efficiently…

Pyramid-planning meetings: reflections from Doncaster EPS

16 September 2019 by

In 2019 The Doncaster Educational Psychology Service scratched heads to identify the most effective way to engage with SENCOs to…

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…