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Cane, Fiona Eloise; Oland, Louise – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
Government guidance in 2008 endorsed the "Targeting Mental Health in Schools" (TaMHS) agenda, which sets out to promote mental health in schools through the delivery of universal and targeted interventions. This paper initially defines mental health and outlines the TaMHS initiative. It then offers empirical findings from four focus…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation
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Woods, Kevin; Stothard, Jan; Lydon, Jackie; Reason, Rea – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2013
In this paper two premises are set out: first, that within Children's Services educational psychologists (EPs) have a distinctive contribution to make towards policy and practice in relation to "dyslexia"; second, that they may be well placed to lead development work at an organisational level within a local authority. Building on…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Case Studies, Educational Psychology, School Districts
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Smith, Peter K.; Kupferberg, Allison; Mora-Merchan, Joaquin A.; Samara, Muthanna; Bosley, Sue; Osborn, Rob – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2012
An analysis was undertaken of 217 English school anti-bullying policies, from 169 primary schools and 48 secondary schools, using a 34-item scoring scheme. Findings were compared with an analysis of 142 schools six years earlier. Overall schools in the current analysis had about 49% of the items in their policies, a modest increase over the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Content Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Comparative Analysis
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Brewin, Marnie; Statham, June – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2011
Anecdotal evidence and statistics indicate that transition to secondary school for children who are "Looked After" is likely to present challenges. The present study aimed to find out the key factors that support Looked After children through this transition, as perceived by the main stakeholders. Data were gathered in two stages, using…
Descriptors: Evidence, Interviews, Admission (School), Secondary Education
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Fallon, Kate; Woods, Kevin; Rooney, Steve – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2010
This paper reflects upon the developing role of educational psychologists (EPs) within the local authority Children's Services, from the starting point that the EP role has, through numerous reviews, been clearly conceptualised. Detailing the philosophy and framework for the inception of Children's Services in England, the authors propose two…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Psychologists, Foreign Countries, Counselor Role
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Hartnell, Naomi – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2010
This study evaluates the work of a multi-disciplinary Behaviour Support Team developed to support schools in managing problematic behaviour. An evidence base to inform future service delivery is developed, using a model of evaluation which incorporates both quantitative, outcome data and more explanatory qualitative data, incorporating the views…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Evaluation Methods, School Psychologists, Student Behavior
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Aston, Hermione J.; Lambert, Nathan – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2010
This paper reports on research conducted over a two-year period in a large Educational Psychology Service (EPS) in England. Researchers were keen to ascertain the views of young people and EPS members about young people being directly involved in educational decision-making and how their "genuine" involvement in such decision-making…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Psychology, Focus Groups, Young Adults
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Woolfson, Richard C.; Harker, Michael; Lowe, Dorothy; Shields, Mary; Banks, Margaret; Campbell, Lindsay; Ferguson, Ellen – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2006
The increasing recognition that children and young people should be consulted and involved in decision-making about their lives is reflected in national and international legislation. A great deal of this legislation, stemming from the UN convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), requires education authorities to consult children and young…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Young Adults, Children, Childhood Attitudes