Staff at school have all completed Emotion Coaching training with the Gedling Area Partnership - GAP.
Emotion Coaching is based on the principle that nurturing and emotionally supportive relationships provide optimal contexts for the promotion of children's outcomes and resilience.
Emotion coaching aims to support children to become reflective, to notice when they are beginning to feel an emotion and to access the best response for them in that moment.
Emotion coaching is all about:
Teaching the child ‘in the moment’ about the world of emotion
Supporting the development of strategies to deal with emotional ups and downs
Accepting all emotions as normal and valid
Using moments of both negative and positive behaviour as opportunities for teaching and reflecting
Building trusting and respectful relationships
EMOTION COACHING TRAINING HELPS STAFF TO SUPPORT CHILDREN IN SCHOOL
- Reflect on how we as individuals communicate with children about their behaviours
- Think about how we can support children to take ownership of their behaviours
- To practice an effective communication strategy which supports young people to self - regulate and manage their responses.
- Staff are better equipped to manage children’s emotions in an appropriate manner
How emotion coaching is used in school
Emotion coaching is used to support children to develop their self-regulation, emotional intelligence and autonomy. As mentioned previously, emotion coaching is not at its most
beneficial while children are in crisis.
It's a helpful tool to support children to reflect on their behaviour choices either before going into crisis or after coming down from a meltdown. It's important to remember that emotion coaching steps can also be applied to positive behaviour as a method of increasing children’s emotional literacy and ability to reflect and notice their own feelings.
HOW EMOTION COACHING HELPS & SUPPORTS CHILDREN
- Children have an increased capacity to understand and manage their emotional responses appropriately
- Children become more reflective
- They enjoy improved relationships
- They have fewer behaviour problems
- Children recognise and better understand their emotions