The Solutions Focused Coach

Welcome to SF Coaching in Schools

Solutions Focused Coaching is powered by people’s natural tendency to engage and cooperate, to work together for a better future.

SF Coaching in Schools enables children to strengthen their social and emotional resources and reduces distress by speedily replacing problems with their solutions. 

Focusing on solutions saves time, money and heartache for staff and students alike.  

 

On offer – training and development; free SFC briefing; low-cost courses; online support; coaching supervision; reframing and rewriting school policies and practice.

 

 

FREE  30 minute  introduction to SF coaching

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Welcome to SF Coaching in Schools

Solutions Focused Coaching is powered by people’s natural tendency to engage and cooperate, to work together for a better future. SF Coaching in Schools enables children to strengthen their social and emotional resources and reduces distress by speedily replacing problems with their solutions.  Focusing on solutions saves time, money and heartache for staff and students alike.     On offer – training and development; free SFC briefing; low-cost courses; online support; coaching supervision; reframing and rewriting […]

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FREE  30 minute  introduction to SF coaching

SF Coaching in schools SFCis

  Solutions Focused Coaching in Schools is an exciting new addition to pastoral support in schools. Conventional reward/sanction strategies have a limited reach and when they fail, students may suffer. I’ve been using the Solutions Focused approach since 2001 in some of the most complex situations, refining and adapting it to meet the needs of children who struggle in school and the needs of the school […]

Articles and resources

SF coaching – The Big Idea  – an overview of the concept and practice of Solutions Focused coaching Articles and resources for schools: Inquiry conf 2017 Keynote presentation: The Iceberg Error and SF coaching A Solutions Focused school inclusion policy  An SF coaching script (by Sue Bosworth) SF coaching for schools – an overview Useful questions in SF coaching  SF coaching success grid  SC coaching VulCAN […]

Latest Posts

Exclusion – what is it good for (again?)

Exclusion – what is it good for (again?)

Exclusion is a dark corner of educational practice. It’s been frequently in the news this year because supposedly high-performing schools across the country are gaming the system by excluding students who don’t jump the performance bar. One Select Committee report “Forgotten children; alternative provision and the scandal of ever increasing exclusions” shines a bright light on what’s going wrong and another Committee “The Government’s  Green […]

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Internal units are dumping grounds? Evidence of the need for change and for …. evidence

Internal units are dumping grounds? Evidence of the need for change and for …. evidence

‘Dumping grounds’ Under this headline Martin George, (6th February 2018 TES) summarised evidence presented to The Commons Education Select Committee at the second evidence session for its inquiry into alternative provision. In brief; *Internal exclusion units in schools can be misused. Professor Gillies gave evidence of units governed by school policy that specified a four to six week intervention period where students may be retained for long […]

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Feb 9 2018 Conference: Solution Focused Practice in Statutory Contexts

  Essex County Council Childrens Social Care Academy & the Divisional Based Intervention Service This first of its kind conference is being held in Colchester, Essex On Friday 9th February 2018 from 09.30am – 4.30pm The aim of the conference is to: ð  Share good practice and positive outcomes using Solution Focused Practice ð  Promote use of Solution Focused Practice in a range of contexts […]

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