From the BBC Education site, news that the new graduate training programme will exacerbate a shortage of Education Psychologists in schools, since they will now need a three year Doctorate rather than an MA and there will be a gap of two years with no newly qualified psychs seeking employment.
We have to admit we aren't desperately concerned about this. Whilst we have bfs who are in the psychology profession who have the best possible ideas for enabling other people, others we have heard of in the educational arm of the profession are manipulative, conventional power-mongers who believe that children are akin to animals and respond best to positive reinforcement and other delightful behavioral maneuvers. This is not altogether surprising when one considers that the current training programme includes the intellectually laughable Post Grad. Cert. of Ed. (which comes in for a regular bashing on this site).
Perhaps the new Ed Psych course could include a new section on the clearly frequently novel idea that home education can work for many children who fail in schools.