Independent Training Events 2016: – Please feel free to book one or more places

1 Day Introductory Workshop
24th November 2017 - Liverpool
Our next one day Restorative Approaches Training will introduce how your school can use a restorative option to build community and manage conflict. During the day we will explore how restorative approaches can: 
~ Build community
~ Enhance a positive learning environment
~ Develop the use of restorative language within school
~ Produce positive outcomes for young people in conflict
~ Reduce exclusions, removal from class, bullying, detentions and disruptive behaviour
~ Promote emotional literacy, truth telling, responsibility, accountability & conflict resolution skills

COST: Price £150 per delegate - £275 for two delegates - £350 for three delegates 

3 Day Conference Facilitation Training
20th, 21st and 22nd November 2017 - Newcastle
27th, 28th and 29th November 2017 - Greenwich, London

26th, 27th and 28th March 2018 - Greenwich, London

Our next three day Restorative Justice Conference Facilitation training will enable delegates to build the necessary skills to use formal restorative justice conference facilitation to resolve conflict and repair harm within an Education setting. We explore the benefits restorative language and how a shared vocabulary can build communication skills. Delegates also have the opportunity to look at how to use restorative circles and informal restorative chats to create a positive learning environment rich in emotional literacy and conflict resolution skills whilst recognising the immense pressure that schools face for RA to be both timely and effective. During the training we will consider:

Restorative approaches - What, Why and How?
~ Shared vocabulary
~ Restorative language
~ Restorative circles
~ Restorative learning agreements
~ Building community
~ Reduce exclusions, removal from class, bullying, detentions and disruptive behaviour
~ Developing emotional literacy, responsibility, empathy and accountability

Restorative Justice Conferencing - What, Why and How?
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Positive outcomes from conferencing
~ Engaging pupils in restorative conferencing
~ Conference assessment, preparation, delivery, follow up and evaluation
~ Conference contracts
~ Implementing a restorative option to resolve conflict within your school or organisation
~ Reducing bullying
~ Viable alternative to exclusions and other sanctions

COST: Price £450 per delegate - £800 for two delegates - reduced to £1,050 for three delegates

1 Day Conferencing Refresher
Date and venue to be decided please email for details

For those members of staff that already had conference training but would like a half day refresher to ensure that their skills are up to date and they are delivering effective practice.
~ Conference engagement - how to engage those in conflict in restorative conferencing.
~ Conference preparation – how to prepare participants to take part in a restorative justice conference so that they benefit as fully as possible from the process.
~ Small group skills practice - skills practice to develop understanding of how to best prepare and deliver effective restorative conferencing.

COST: Price £150 per delegate - £275 for two delegates - £350 for three delegates

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE IN SCHOOLS

Restorative practice is increasingly being used in a variety of multi-agency settings; schools, local authority ‘Looked After’ Provision and Fostering Services as well as Youth Offending Teams. The aim of restorative practice in these settings is to resolve conflict, build social and communication skills and develop core values such as empathy, responsibility and truth telling.

Our Background Information: Restorative Justice 4 Schools Ltd is a leading restorative training provider who are registered with the Restorative Justice Council as a training provider and have signed the Restorative Justice Council’s Trainers Code of Practice which indicates a commitment to adhere to its practices and principles. Our Director Lynne Russell has extensive experience of working as a Restorative Justice Co-ordinator both in Education and Youth Justice.

Restorative Justice in Schools: is an effective tool to strengthen relationships, develop core values, enhance discipline, both prevent and resolve conflict when it occurs and as an alternative to sanctions that often are recognised as ineffective in changing behaviour.

This approach has been found to be very successful and is acknowledged by Ofsted “Pupils value the restorative practices that help them understand right and wrong, and encourage them to take responsibility for their actions.” Ofsted report Upton Primary School, Bexley (2010)

Kent has led the way in restorative practice; Holmesdale Technology College, one of the secondary schools that we provide the training for, piloted a restorative response to avoid removals from class and found that it reduced removals by 39% in its first term!

Many schools are turning to restorative approaches to create an effective learning environment where pupils are able to self-regulate their own behaviour and learning. Restorative approaches have been found most effective in improving behaviour and learning in both a primary and secondary setting when implemented as a whole school approach. Schools that use a restorative approach to behaviour management have found that they need to exclude less and that incidents of poor behaviour decreases.

Restorative approaches are based on four key features:

RESPECT – for everyone by listening to other opinions and learning to value them
RESPONSIBILTY - taking responsibility for your own actions.
REPAIR – developing the skills within our school community so that its individual members have the necessary skills to identify solutions that repair harm and ensure behaviours are not repeated.
RE-INTEGRATION - working through a structured, supportive process that aims to resolve problems and allows young people to remain in mainstream education.

Evidence of impact: The Restorative Justice Council supports the development of evidence-based practice to help practitioners and Head Teachers to learn from the growing body of research from around the country. Key findings from recent evaluations include: The use and effectiveness of anti-bullying strategies in schools, a report by Goldsmiths, University of London, published by the Department for Education (April 2011). The report found that "developing a restorative ethos and culture that supports the development of social and emotional skills and the adult modelling of positive relationships and communication were given the highest rating of effectiveness [in preventing bullying]."

Contact Details:- Please feel free to contact us by email on enquiry@restorativejustice4schools.co.uk where we will endeavour to respond to your enquiry within one working day.