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: 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 summary report outline  The SF meeting  Articles and resources for […]

Latest Posts

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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Mental health, hope and action in 2017

  “For action, we need hope. For hope, action.” New year 2016 2016 began with reports of a rising tide of mental distress among children and staff in schools, sustained and rising rates of exclusion, divergent calls for draconian action against children cast as offenders on one hand and for innovation in support of the same children in response to their needs on the other. […]

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NEW – A Solutions Focused inclusion policy

With thanks to Claire Owens and Paul Fragle at Christ’s Hospital school in Lincoln of their clear thinking and hard work for writing this SF inclusion policy. They attended the SF coaching two-day course in July this year and during the course could be seen talking together and making notes in parallel to doing the other tasks. They could see that SF coaching offered them […]

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