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 […]

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“I’m more than what happened to me”

“I’m more than what happened to me”

Exclusion. Defined by the behaviour that can be seen, attributed to hidden defects, moved away. Dr Shawn Ginwright’s 2018 article ‘The future of healing; shifting from trauma informed care to healing centred engagement’ (see footnote) discusses changes over the last 30 years in our approach to serious issues facing young people, to how they behave and respond and how we support them. He quotes one […]

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Discipline and Authority in schools – a bumpy ride

Discipline and Authority in schools – a bumpy ride

Reconnecting behaviour and learning Discipline and authority in schools – a bumpy ride. When is enough enough and when is it too much? When practices run counter to what we know from recent research evidence on educating children with individual needs, differences and diversity, we need to look closely at what’s going on. From Jonathan Haidt and Pamela Paresky quoted n the Guardian recently: “ […]

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Reconnecting behaviour with learning

Reconnecting behaviour with learning

  Are behaviour and learning two different things?  Most schools for many years have been treating them as if they are, with one policy for Learning and another for Behaviour. We talk about Behaviour Management as if it were a thing, but we don’t talk about Learning Management. Instead we refer to Teaching and Learning for everything across the broad curriculum except for that big […]

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