JULY 29, 2016 | SUE PIMLOTT For the last year or so, I have become a bit disillusioned with teaching; saddened at the focus on testing and the moving of the goalposts again and again. Children appear to have become units of data rather than individuals...

It's only a few weeks since we were all together in training, thinking through the new ideas that Solutions Focused coaching brings to our work and the practice of SF coaching. Some people made an immediate start, putting the ideas into practice in school, for...

Cats and pigeons When children misbehave the automatic response in most schools is to press the ‘On’ button of the Behaviour Management Machine. Start small, reminders and consequences, setting the boundaries. Focus on the bad behaviour, try to put a stop to it. It if works,...

End of the school year and time to tidy things away, ready for a new start in September. We’ve got so used to putting things in boxes it’s become a habit and when you’ve got a habit you’re on autopilot, no questions asked. Economical, fast, requires...