This term, the team at HMS have been trained in the ‘Emotion Coaching’ approach. The aim is to foster nurturing and emotionally supportive relationships which allow pupils to develop their resilience and achieve their potential. In moments of heightened emotion and resulting behaviour, pupils are coached to focus on the effective responses. Empathetic engagement is key, and the emotions are acknowledged and validated to develop the sense of security. This approach allows children to calm down physiologically and psychologically and results in effective change.
As we continue to embed the approach in school, we would like to invite parents/carers to learn more about the strategies and to consider how the approach could be continued at home. We had lots of positive feedback and interest at our ‘Welcome Evenings’. There will be an ‘Emotion Coaching: Parent/Carer Session’ on Monday 28th November at 5.30pm – it would be great to see lots of you there if you can make it.