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We love seeing how creative our ELSAs get during the morning activity on day 5 of our training when we ask them to use Play Doh and pipe cleaners to make something that represents how they are feeling at that moment in time about their ELSA journey. After doing this activity on all of our[…]

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We would like to say a huge welcome from the Psychology First team to our newest Associate EPs, Kristina and Alex. We are delighted to have you ‘on board’ and look forward to you bringing your amazing psychological skills and additional training to our service! You can read more about Kristina and Alex in their[…]

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We’ve all become Microsoft Teams and Zoom experts, have we not?! We are so pleased to have been able to continue to work together with all of our schools; ELSAs, and EY ELSAs virtually this academic year, keeping our love for applied psychology alive! However, we are very much looking forward to working with you[…]

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There’s no doubt that it has been a very unusual and difficult 18 months for everyone due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However, despite the many challenges that we have faced in education, and after a number of postponements, we are absolutely delighted to have been able to deliver three face-to-face ELSA training courses this academic[…]

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We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded the ‘ELSA Network Quality Mark 2021’ for our ELSA/EY ELSA Training and Supervision. This recognises the high standard we provide in the delivery and evaluation of our ELSA training and supervision. This is an annual award and we will continue to ensure that we maintain[…]

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Dear Schools, ELSAs and EY ELSAs, We hope you are keeping safe and well and that you had a restful half term? At the end of last half term, we sent you all a document that we put together following our conversations during ELSA supervision sessions, regarding practical strategies to support pupils with the transition back[…]

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Dear all, We hope you are keeping safe and well during these unprecedented times? Here at Psychology First, we have been working hard behind the scenes to support all of our schools and practising ELSAs through the sharing of relevant resources, as well as the continuation of supervision sessions through video conferencing, where appropriate. Lots[…]

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Happy New Year everyone and welcome to the spring term. We are really looking forward to engaging in lots more creative and forward-thinking psychology as we work together with you all in your schools in 2020! We want to say a huge congratulations to our most recently qualified ELSAs who completed their training with us[…]

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A long over-due welcome to our Associate Educational Psychologists from the Psychology First team – Ciara and Sarah! We are delighted to also welcome our newest Associate Educational Psychologist, Emily. Their wealth of knowledge and experience is a huge asset to our service – you can find out more about each of them on our[…]

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