Welcome to Solutions Focused Coaching in Schools

 SF Coaching for a simple and effective way to help children struggling in school 

SF Coaching for mental health first aid & high needs behaviour support

 

On offer: low cost training and development, online support; coaching supervision; 

reframing school policy and action. 

Putting the needs of children first as they learn, grow and develop means we can -
  • put relationship, consistency & empathy at the heart of school policy & practice
  • know that children are doing their best even when it might not look like it
  • reconnect behaviour with learning and good mental and physical health
  • confirm the need for rules & reminders to provide structure for the school community

Kindness is the best response to stress

Children and young people are currently struggling with the changes brought about by the pandemic. Many of them were struggling before the virus appeared and it’s likely that things won’t be easier for them, back in school. Many others will have suffered loss and bereavement, and the effects of social isolation ruptured relationships. When these stresses emerge in their behaviour the established routine of reward […]

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Reading “Inventing ourselves – the secret life of the teenage brain” by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore; week 1

Reading “Inventing ourselves – the secret life of the teenage brain” by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore; week 1

“When I tell people I study the adolescent brain, the immediate response is often a joke – something along the lines of : ‘What? Teenagers have brains?’ For some reason it’s acceptable to mock people in this stage of their lives. But when you think about it, this is strange: we wouldn’t ridicule other age groups in the same way. Imagine if we went around […]

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What’s needed for an orderly and planned return to school?

What’s needed for an orderly and planned return to school?

I wrote and published this two months ago. Since then a great deal has happened that we couldn’t have predicted then. But the issue of how to deal with children’s behaviour when and if they return, and more pressingly, how to meet their increased needs arising from their experiences, remains. So here it is again, unedited. It’s hard losing touch with the thread of regular […]

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What’s needed for an orderly and planned return to school?

What’s needed for an orderly and planned return to school?

I wrote and published this two months ago. Since then a great deal has happened that we couldn’t have predicted then. But the issue of how to deal with children’s behaviour when and if they return, and more pressingly, how to meet their increased needs arising from their experiences, remains. So here it is again, unedited. It’s hard losing touch with the thread of regular […]

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