Somerset Emotion Coaching Project 2017 Evaluation Report 

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.


"Emotion coaching is embedded in the whole school approach… we have a clear focus on the language that is used every day. As leaders we try to consistently model the language and it is really positive to see the impact when you hear Teaching Assistants (TAs) and teachers using specific phrases when speaking to children’.

Avishayes Primary School, Chard


For full details of the 2017 Evaluation report including Avishayes Primary's Appreciative Inquiry Approach

 go to:Emotion Coaching - Project Report 2017.pdf


Emotion Coaching facilitator Amy Harper demonstrates the hand-model of the brain




The four case studies below describe how emotion coaching has been used in practice...