Restorative Practices: Adopting a Restorative Educational Style
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Leading in Education
|Event Subject or Topic Area:||Adopting a restorative approach in your educational practice|
|Target Audience:||All educationalists including teachers, learning / behaviour support assistants, pastoral teams|
Shifting from punishment to partnership and conflict to contribution. If you've heard about restorative practices or been asked to take a more restorative approach, this training will introduce you to Restorative Practices.
In this workshop, Maria will demonstrate how restorative thinking and practices replaces punishment and rewards to get results.
This is a powerful tool for schools in terms of managing behaviour and low-level disruption, but also looks at ways to strengthens community cohesion. It will consider how to live and learn in harmony in your learning space.
The day will include practical suggestions and scenarios and give participants a chance to consider how to introduce restorative techniques into their educational practice.
|Course Leader 1:||
Maria Arpa (Chief Executive of the Centre for Peaceful Solutions)
Maria founded the Centre for Peaceful Solutions, a charity which specialises in nonviolent communication, mediation, restorative justice and conflict resolution. Maria is regarded as one of the UK’s top mediators and her experiences range from corporate business deals gone wrong to street gang threat to life and everything in between.
Maria has worked in schools since 2001 including the private sector and urban schools with gang issues in the UK and New York. Working with the KS4 PRU in Brent led to her becoming Chair of the Management Committee where she and the Head teacher transformed the PRU into a restorative school.
Wellington College has worked with the Centre for Peaceful Solutions since 2013 introducing the Dialogue Road Map into staff and student communication.
|No of Participants:||20|