The purpose of Clinical Supervision, as compared to line management supervision, is for the Supervisor to help the Supervisee become more effective in helping other persons i.e. pupils, staff and family support.
The role of a Clinical Supervisor is to provide support with issues that arise during the professional’s direct work and experiences, by supporting the emotional well-being of the professional. These may be matters of therapeutic relationships and techniques, difficult problems, ethical decisions or issues that impact personally upon the professional.
Sessions can be held for 1-1 Supervision for Head Teachers, SENCOs, Teachers and Pastoral Care.
Sessions can also take a group approach, e.g. 2 Senior Leadership Team Members attending, or 2 Pastoral Care Professionals with the Supervisor.
Costs start from £135 – £150 a session.
It is important to form a clear contract for every supervisory relationship, stating length of contract, responsibilities and fees. Bespoke Practitioners charges a one-off administration fee of £40 to cover this.
Supervision has two main functions; it should be educative and supportive.
To provide a regular space for the supervisee to reflect upon the content and process of their work and to develop understanding and skills in practice. Through emotional containment, reflecting on the relation of theory to practice; enabling the Supervisee to have an opportunity to think and develop ideas.
To be validated both as a person and a professional. To plan and utilise the personal and professional resources of the supervisee. To give constructive positive and critical feedback. To offer a space to reflect and clarify what is evoked by their work and explore our reactions to this experience.