Films for schools



Restorative Thinking with Liverpool City Council

Award winning restorative practice project with Liverpool Schools


In 2015 Restorative Thinking (RT) was commissioned by Liverpool City Council (LCC) to undertake a restorative practice pilot with six schools in Liverpool, to implement whole school restorative practice.  RT training, coaching and modelling with all six schools was needs-based and each school  developed its own individual ‘road map’ for the two year pilot and beyond. This project was funded by the Families’ Strategic Group, LCC, and won the i-Network Innovation Award for ‘Transforming and Innovating Public Services’ (November 2018).  The pilot has led to a Restorative Practice Project in Liverpool involving a further fifteen schools (to 2021) and an e-Learning CPD project (to be launched in Spring 2021).

These short films have been developed with pupils and staff at the schools involved in the pilot and are freely available for schools to use as part of Continuing Professional Development.


This film shows how the pilot developed at Pinehurst Primary School and King David Primary School in Liverpool, where restorative practice is supporting teaching and learning, behaviour, attainment and attendance.


This seven minute film shows how the Senior Leadership team, teachers, support staff, pupils and parents have been working with Restorative Thinking Limited to develop a whole school restorative approach. Restorative practice is strengthening day-to-day relationships and supporting teaching and learning in addition to the school’s behaviour strategy.


This five minute film shows how circle time, check-in and check-out are supporting the development of emotional literacy and problem solving, strengthening relationships and developing character in addition to supporting teaching and learning.


This film shows how pupils have been trained by Restorative Thinking Limited as restorative practice peer mentors.


This two minute film shows two pupils speaking about their experiences of the pilot.