Schools Coaching

I am  an accredited senior coach  with IAPC&M, a member of Schools Well-being Alliance and Master Trainer for "The Other Subject"  
as well as  a senior mentor coach and supervisor for the NMC Child and Adolescent Coaching Programme.

As the well-being mentor (School life coach) at The King's School Gloucester, I  provide a safe confidential space for staff and pupils throughout the school to find solutions to situations they find challenging and stressful. 

I can offer both group and individual sessions to pupils and staff in your school, working with friendship issues, family worries, low self confidence, schoolwork stress, anger management, sleep problems, exam stress, feelings of anxiety, overwhelm and self doubt.


I work with pupils from primary to senior on a one to one basis creating a space where the child feels heard and safe to speak. 

I offer tools to:

  • boost self - esteem
  • build resilience
  • learn to trust
  • manage overwhelming emotions
  • learn to set goals and achieve them

Group sessions are age appropriate and centre around developing self belief and self motivation, identifying obstacles and setting realistic achievable goals. 

"If you feel like you are always falling this is the floor that catches your falls" (16 yrs) 

"I gained confidence in my own thoughts, talking my problems through allowed me to work out what I needed to do (or stop doing) to help solve the issues I faced. Through a more positive attitude and self -confidence I feel like I am finally progressing again" (16 yrs )

" I gained confidence, acceptance and a plan for the next couple of months" (18yrs)

"I now have another pespective on life and more confidence to face my worries head on" (12yrs)

" I am sleeping so much better than when I first came to see you" (11 yrs)

"Emma provides a safe haven in which the junior school children feel safe to talk about the issues in their lives that deeply affect them. They like the idea that they can talk to her privately and leave their worries behind." A.Haas Head of King's Junior School


We can all experience stress and imbalance in our lives and this in turn can impact how we approach our day and how we function.

In order for schools to function at an optimal level, teachers, staff and children need to feel content, empowered and "happy".

Many teachers feel stressed and under pressure. They enjoy teaching but they state that their workload is their main concern effecting health and well being along with challenging behaviour.

Well-being Coaching can enable your staff to meet these challenges. 

I offer 1:1 coaching which allows teachers and staff to have a time for themselves in a safe space to explore their feelings with someone who is objective and who listens with non judgement. It allows the teacher to be totally honest, to be completely self-reflective and to talk through the pressures and challenges of both their work and private lives. As the Coach, my challenge is to build self-confidence so that the teacher feels enabled to address the challenges in a positive way through an action plan focused on three or four key goals which enable the teacher to feel empowered and to find positive ways to mange stressful situations.

 It is finding contentment and happiness in the small everyday tasks of life and work that allows us and those around us to flourish.

I also offer  a well-being coaching session that can be offered as part of your CPD programme. To increase motivation, confidence, self-esteem and happiness.

For those who want to do something a little bit different.

My group sessions involve discussion and creative activities, learning to apply simple, practical wellbeing tools to both work and home life.

Through the sessions you will:

  • Gain understanding of how your thoughts can impact your feelings and actions and how that effects your wellbeing, happiness and success in life. 
  • Discover your potential 
  • Understand how to move forward despite obstacles
  • Set inspiring personal and professional goals.
  • Create a plan of action 


"Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to detach ourselves from the norm of an Inset Day.  It was not only fun but very thought-provoking. Thanks again for such a stimulating experience."
C.Dickie Former Head of Junior school
The King's School Gloucester