Solutions Focused Coaching in Schools – Early Help for mental health, wellbeing and behaviour

Solutions Focused Coaching in Schools is a highly effective way of strengthening the engagement and behaviour of all children and young people. Taking up this simple approach builds capacity to offer Early Help and preventative support.

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Online support, SF coaching & supervision for individuals and teams in educational and non-educational contexts 

Policy development & implementation

Putting the wellbeing and mental health of children first as they learn, grow and develop means …..
  • placing relationship, consistency & empathy at the heart of school pastoral practice and policy
  • knowing that children are doing their best even when it might not look like it
  • reconnecting behaviour with learning and good mental and physical health
  • confirming the need for rules & reminders to provide structure for the school community without seeing them as the only route to learning and growth

SFC in Schools – structured kindness for fast and effective Early Help for all children with challenging or withdrawn behaviour

Solutions Focused Coaching is the answer to a long-standing problem; what do you do when children and young people don’t respond to rewards and punishments? SFCIS is not driven by diagnosis, it is centred on the whole child, a future-focused way of working which places the student as the active agent in their own growth and development, working in a self-directed way towards  their own preferred future. Children and […]

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If not now, when? It’s our children’s lives were talking about.

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