PSDP

Blogs

Please read the latest blogs about the PSDP written by participants, facilitators and members of the programme management team.

Making the most of the Practice Supervisor Development Programme

August 2019, Research in Practice Admin

In order to embed their learning and to continue developing their skills after the Practice Supervisor Development Programme, supervisors need support and encouragement from their organisations. It is now nine months since we ran the first pilot cohort of the...


Place, space and time: Reflections on the bespoke Practice Supervisor Development Programme

July 2019, Research in Practice Admin

Jo Williams Providing Practice Supervisors with a place, space and time to learn, develop, reflect and network with other social workers, away from the workplace, is an incredibly valuable backdrop to the Practice Supervisor Development Programme. This week marks the anniversa...


Free writing a reflective assignment

October 2019, Research in Practice Admin

Gillian Ruch and Rachel Williams In this piece, we explore the benefits of free writing a reflective assignment on the Practice Supervisor Development Programme (or making and digesting an egg sandwich). Participants who have completed the Practice Supervisor Development Prog...


Be more penguin

March 2019, Research in Practice Admin

Gillian Ruch Our experiences of the Practice Supervisor Development Programme to date suggest that it is having a significant impact on how the participants are ‘finding their feet’ and developing more secure footings in their new roles. Indeed, they are learning to ‘be mo...


Reflective one-to-one development sessions

February 2019, Research in Practice Admin

My name is Lisa Thornton and I am a Practice Supervisor with Lincolnshire County Council. I am currently on a secondment in learning and development through funding from the South Yorkshire Teaching Partnership. I attended the Practice Supervisor Development Progra...


Reflections from the Practice Supervisor Development Programme

December 2018, Research in Practice Admin

Hello, I’m Suzi Rockett. I have been a qualified social worker for 26 years, and am presently the Social Work Practice Development Manager for children’s social care in Barnsley Council. This is my first ever blog and I’m so excited that it’s about my experi...


Showing our workings out – an update on the PSDP so far

October 2018, Research in Practice Admin

It has been a busy six months since we were awarded the contract to develop and deliver the Practice Supervisor Development Programme (PSDP), and now is a good point to share our journey so far. We are committed to ‘showing our workings out’ as we go – not only...