Secondary toolkit and training feedback

Secondary toolkit and training feedback

Restorative Thinking delivered a training session with staff at the Acorn Free School in Lincoln last week, qualifying staff to Level 1 in restorative practices and use of the Restorative Thinking secondary toolkit. We received excellent feedback from the training session: Which parts did you find most interesting and helpful? The video about Endeavour’s use of restorative practice. Social Discipline Window. Lego DVD helpful, views of pupils. The idea of shame being such an important factor. Squares in squares window. The window/boxes in a...


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Parent/Carer feedback

Parent/Carer feedback

Parent/carer feedback following delivery of the ‘Restorative Thinking Parenting Programme (Parenting without Conflict)’ in Bristol in June 2014. Two fathers and seven mothers joined this course, ranging in age from 20-49 years.  Participants feel they understand their child/ren’s behaviour and development 80% better following the course; understand their child/ren’s needs 80% better and feel they can now 85%  better meet their child/ren’s needs and deal better with behaviour.  All participants spoke highly of...


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Feedback from The Blue Coat School, Oldham

Feedback from The Blue Coat School, Oldham

Following our Restorative Practice Level 1 training session with SLT and KS3 staff at The Blue Coat School, Oldham, on 11th June 2014:   Which parts did you find most interesting and helpful? Learning about how much preparation needs to be done before a RP meeting. The role play – time to try out techniques.  The DVD – made an interesting hook/start. Ideas for next steps; recording and tracking impact; underpinning culture.   Please comment on the effectiveness of the speakers/trainers at this event in terms of style, content...


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Cobden Primary School, Loughborough

Cobden Primary School, Loughborough

Mike Stevens, Head Teacher at Cobden Primary School in Loughborough, attended our one-day Restorative Approaches Level 1 training session in Leicester in November, and consequently invited us to train all 60 school staff.  The school also deliver the Restorative Thinking toolkit with pupils.  Mike kindly send through the following: “Our office is at the front of the school and children have to pass by it to go onto the playground.  On this particular day Mrs Jones (our secretary) was on the phone.  The premises officer, Mr. Johnson,...


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Training evaluation with schools in Leicestershire

Training evaluation with schools in Leicestershire

Seven Leicestershire primary schools joined our training session at Heatherbrook Primary School in Leicester on Thursday 31st October 2013, training staff to Level 1 in restorative approaches. Some comments from the evaluation: Most interesting and helpful? The information on whole school ethos. The role play of the scenarios/opportunity to follow the script.  Also, the course leader’s involvement in this, giving constructive advice. All parts really valuable and inspiring. I found the whole day very interesting and was really surprised at...


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Evaluation of ‘Training of Trainers’ for the Parenting Programme

Evaluation of ‘Training of Trainers’ for the Parenting Programme

As part of Restorative Thinking’s involvement with the Department for Education’s CANparent trial in Brisol, we ran a ‘Training of Trainers’ course with Children’s Centres in Bristol in September 2013.  Dr. Helen Flanagan delivered the training, to qualify Children’s Centre practitioners to effectively deliver the Restorative Thinking Parenting Programme (Parenting without Conflict).  Here is some of their feedback: Most interesting and helpful? –  The diagrams and the videos.  Helen talking...


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