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

New for 2019: online course “Solutions Focused Coaching for Students” in schools

New for 2019: online course “Solutions Focused Coaching for Students” in schools

A limited spaces online course with direct access to the author. ‘Solutions Focused Coaching for Students’ UK Pilot Online Course 2019   A partnership between Dr. Geoffrey James of Action Against Exclusion and Nick Burnett of Next Level Greatness Why take the course? Managing the behaviour of some children and young people can be difficult, time-consuming and ultimately self-defeating if the last resort is exclusion […]

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Action against exclusion – overcoming punishment logic 

Action against exclusion – overcoming punishment logic 

  I can’t remember being punished when I was little. Maybe because I wasn’t. Nursery school was stuck together with Tapwata glue and story time, primary school was open fires in the winter and playing outside in summer, with the first stirrings of maths and latin. Presumably I wasn’t in need of punishment to make me a better small person.  But secondary school was something […]

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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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