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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Children – the triumph of hope over experience

Children – the triumph of hope over experience

  What does a World Mental Health Day or a Child Mental Health Week mean for children who struggle in school, affected by the the push and pull of other people’s demands and the consequences of adverse experiences in their lives? Often they’re the ones who seem to ignore your helping hand, who shout and cry for attention, who hurt themselves or withdraw into their […]

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Spare the rod?

Spare the rod?

      Or spoil the child?  When is enough enough and when is it too much? When practices run counter to what we know from recent and current research evidence on educating children with individual needs, differences and diversity, we need to look closely at what’s going on. I wrote this heading and the article below earlier this year. This week I read in […]

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All you need is love

I have been thinking about how children respond to the messages we, as adults, transmit to them when something goes wrong. In school if we punish them when they cross a bondary, break a rule, make a mistake, mess about, what is the emotional message that we’re sending them as we open the conversation? How does the use of emotional force play out from their […]

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