Solution Focused Education – the positive pathway to wellbeing and behaviour for learning

Solution Focused Education – the positive pathway to wellbeing and behaviour for learning

How can we get children to behave properly in school, to take their work seriously and stop messing about? The answer offered by the DfE is to do more of what’s done already. Focus on the bad behaviour you can see, put aside thinking about what might underly it, and apply graded punishment it until it stops. Knowing what children find unpleasant the pain can […]

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It’s time to scrap school exclusion.

It’s time to scrap school exclusion.

It’s time to scrap school exclusion. Why? Because Plan A isn’t working.   A story – Plan B. A young man on the edge of adulthood, experiencing such severe panic attacks it’s causing him to disengage and putting his educational future at risk. As part of a school team developing Solutions Focused Coaching as a new pastoral approach, I’m asked to work with him. His […]

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Salus Populi Suprema Lex: service and disservice

Salus Populi Suprema Lex: service and disservice

Service and disservice in leadership

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