In 2017 Dr Sarah Temple was commissioned to provide training to develop a specialist group of Mindful Emotion Coaching Facilitators. Practitioners from a variety of roles took part in this training including one head teacher, one SENCo 2 Emotional Literacy Support Advisors, and 5 Parent Family Support Advisors. The staff came from a mix of secondary, primary and PRU settings with an extensive range of background skills from health visiting, social care, third sector and youth services.
Using a cascade model,the facilitators became Emotion Coaching specialists within their own settings and in addition, provided training for the wider CYP workforce. The focus of this phase was on whole school quantitative data as a measure of whether a cultural shift had taken place in the schools.
For full details of the 2017 Evaluation report including Avishayes Primary's Appreciative Inquiry Approach
The four case studies below describe how emotion coaching has been used in practice...