Restorative Thinking blog – A Return to School

Restorative Thinking blog – A Return to School

The Restorative Thinking team has been working alongside primary, secondary and special schools in Liverpool since 2015, to introduce, implement and embed restorative practice. We wrote this blog for the 21 schools we are working/have worked with in Liverpool and, based on the feedback we’ve received, are now publishing the blog for all schools to read and make use of. We have also devised remote CPD following the themes in the blog, to deliver with school staff.  Please get in touch if you’d like to know more: Mrs Lesley...


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Restorative Thinking digital learning tool

Restorative Thinking digital learning tool

The Restorative Thinking team has written an introduction to restorative and relational practice, four digital learning sessions hosted by our partners the Anti-Bullying Alliance. This is our response to the isolation created by COVID-19, keeping families at home, a few techniques that can help us manage emotions and keep communicating. The resource is freely available via the Anti-Bullying Alliance...


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Restorative Parenting Awareness Session

Restorative Parenting Awareness Session

We’ve been listening to focus groups of parents and carers in the North West of England and there’s a clear demand for a short Restorative Parenting Awareness Session.  We’ve devised an introduction to restorative parenting, taken from our full ‘Parenting without Conflict’ programme (awarded the Department of Health’s CANparent Quality Mark) and our facilitators have been delivering this one hour session with groups of parents and carers; here are some of their comments:   “I am going to try to...


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DfE research into effective anti-bullying strategies

DfE research into effective anti-bullying strategies

As restorative practice partner with the Anti-Bullying Alliance, Restorative Thinking supports awareness-raising of the impact restorative practice has on both preventative and reactionary anti-bullying strategies. This  new research report from the DfE highlights qualitative research to understand anti-bullying practices schools have found effective. These include approaches to tackling bullying generally and more specific types of bullying, for example: racial bullying special educational needs and disability (SEND) bullying lesbian, gay,...


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Restorative Thinking’s primary programme awarded Teach Primary Resource Award

Restorative Thinking’s primary programme awarded Teach Primary Resource Award

Restorative Thinking’s KS1/2 curriculum programme has been awarded three stars in the 2018 Teach Primary Resource Awards.  More than 450 products and publications were nominated. Restorative Thinking: A Restorative Practice Interactive Toolkit Written by Teachers, for Teachers (KS1 & KS2) empowers pupils with key life skills in restorative practice. Delivered over half a term as part of the PSHE curriculum, the toolkit gives pupils the skills, knowledge and understanding to draw on restorative practice to manage daily challenges...


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