The Solutions Focused Coach

Welcome to the SF coaching site

This is where you’ll find out about Solutions Focused coaching for use in schools, how you can get to do it yourself and how to get a Solutions Focused coach to support you and your organisation.

The Big Idea; the Solutions Focused approach to growth, change and learning, bringing new thinking and different practice to solving problems

Training and support; SF approach staff briefing, one-day staff training, two-day intensive individual SF coaching course, online support and coaching supervision

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Welcome to the SF coaching site

This is where you’ll find out about Solutions Focused coaching for use in schools, how you can get to do it yourself and how to get a Solutions Focused coach to support you and your organisation. The Big Idea; the Solutions Focused approach to growth, change and learning, bringing new thinking and different practice to solving problems Training and support; SF approach staff briefing, one-day staff training, two-day […]

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FREE  30 minute  introduction to SF coaching

SF coaching for schools

  Solutions Focused coaching is an exciting new addition to pastoral support in schools. I’ve been using this approach for fifteen years in some of the most complex situations, refining it and adapting it to meet the needs of schools and the children who struggle in school. Solutions Focused coaching (SFc) cuts sharply across the notion that rewards and punishments are sufficient to mould children’s behaviour and […]

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

Is there an ethical dimension to ‘behaviour’ and its ‘management’ in schools?

(1000 words) Four questions; 1) Behaviour management. Is behaviour really so separate from the rest of children’s learning and children so incapable that it requires us to abandon teaching and manage it? 2) Behaviour policies. Are behaviour and learning so far apart from each other that a school must have separate behaviour and learning policies? 3) Reliance on punishment in schools. Are punishment and coercion […]

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Exclusion. What is it good for?

Exclusion is a dark corner of educational practice. It’s in the news this week because supposedly high-performing schools across the country are gaming the system by excluding students who don’t jump the performance bar. This isn’t new news. I’ve seen it happening at first hand in my work with students threatened with exclusion over the last two decades. As Children’s Commissioner Dr. Maggie Atkinson reported […]

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Exclusion – Bursting the Bubble

Reported rates of exclusion are rising inexorably, by as much as 300% in some areas of England. It’s the ‘last resort’ of the behaviour management approach most schools are advised to use. Exclusion is producing a growing strain on limited cash and resources in the education system. There is also an inevitable human cost as school staff find themselves unable to alter the behaviour of […]

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