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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September training session for Lancashire Primary Schools

September training session for Lancashire Primary Schools

On Friday 13th September Restorative Thinking trainer Janet Clark delivered a training session with five Lancashire primary schools, qualifying staff to use Level 1 restorative approaches in school, and to effectively implement Restorative Thinking: A Restorative Practices Interactive Toolkit Written by Teachers, for Teachers (KS1 & KS2).   Some comments from teachers who attended: “Increased understanding and confidence in applying in a school setting.” “The course was delivered at the correct pace and very...


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Pupil feedback from Skelmersdale

Pupil feedback from Skelmersdale

We met a group of children at St. John’s Catholic Primary School, Skelmersdale, last week, where teachers and pupils have been working with restorative approaches and delivering the Restorative Thinking toolkit.  The school has successfully implemented peer mediation in restorative approaches, training pupils in Years 5 and 6; we spoke with some of them: “If there’s a problem in the playground, we’ll go there and sort it out so that it’s fair.” “There’s always two sides to a story so we listen...


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