Educational Psychology Resources Introduction
Knowsley Educational Psychology Service
“During lockdown we have all dealt with change in our own unique way. Knowing your school culture and strengths is paramount to promoting positive outcomes for Children and Young People and their families.” (Knowsley Educational Psychology Service)
We would like to welcome you to Knowsley Educational Psychology Service resource web page. The resource page has been created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to reach out to Knowsley schools, children and young people, parents/ carers, and allied professionals by providing information and resources from a wide range of contributors. We hope that it offers something of interest for everyone. Although the resources provide information on a range of topics (e.g. emotional well-being, rebuilding relationships), many of the documents focus on planning for the return to school/transitions, promoting a sense of belonging, healing, and thriving. In addition, there are resources to support different types of learning experiences and creative curriculums for academic learning and life-skills. We have also gathered information and resources regarding bereavement, loss and change due to the coronavirus. Our aim is to add to these resources regularly when further information becomes available to us.
Planning for Returning to School and Transition
We believe that the vast majority of children and young people will settle back into school without any difficulties and that only a small percentage of children and young people will require extra or specialist support. We are also conscious that many early year’s settings and schools have been open for the duration of ‘lockdown’. Other settings including colleges are at various stages in their planning for a graduated return to education and that practitioners and parents/carers are working hard to meet this end. This is in addition to all the work organisations and Local Authority officers have completed to support education settings, children and young people and their families.
In this section we share some links for resources, information and guidance garnered from national and international sources which explore some factors that may need to be considered when thinking about returning to an educational setting or transitioning to a new setting.
Please contact Knowsley Educational Psychology Service to discuss any involvement from us that you may find helpful as you continue to work through and manage planning for a graduated return to school.