Laver Close, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG5 7LS

01159 560990

Coppice Farm Primary School

A small school with a HUGE heart!

Emotion Coaching

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


  • 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.


  • 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