I was a newly appointed Inclusion manager, looking for inspiration and guidance. It is fair to say that SFCiS has been a key factor in significantly reducing exclusions, even as the rate skyrockets nationally. SFCiS appears in our Pastoral Support Plan (PSP) and we strongly recommend all schools use this. All pupils open to PSP should be assigned a Solutions Focussed Coach by their School.
Thank you for offering our daughter these coaching sessions as they have meant so much to both of us. I did actually get to a point where I thought she may never be able to get back into mainstream schooling. I am just so pleased that she is happy again and mixing with her friends. I realise it is early days but I am so proud of her progress.
The strength of Solutions Focused Coaching has been on recognising successes, being resourceful and providing space to plan to achieve goals. It sounds so simple, and in many ways it is, but the Solution Focused approach is very powerful and the simplicity of it is an essential element of its power. Nothing else had worked for managing behavioural issues with these children.
Solutions focused coaching has succeeded where other interventions, including medication, have failed. It’s been so straight forward for Joe to pick up, which surprised me as he was only 5 years old when we first started and had been diagnosed with both ADHD and Aspergers. The difference it has had on his life has been remarkable and even the Paediatrician’s have been impressed. I love SFC!
I have been doing solutions focus for several years now. It is when you find solutions to help you focus and control anxieties. I first started solution focus at my infant school as I struggled to control my anxieties and I didn’t really like being around people. This is when Geoff James stepped in! (aka the child whisperer) Geoff has taught me lots of ways of coping and I feel better at school and home.