Staff Training

Restorative Practitioner Training

A restorative approach offers schools an alternative way of addressing discipline and behavioural issues and offers a consistent framework for responding to these issues. The aim of this training is to contribute to the building of a strong, mutually respectful, safe, inclusive and peaceful school community. This course provides intensive, interactive facilitator training, focusing on an understanding of restorative ethos and the practice of sound restorative practitioner skills.

This course is for people in school who may be looking to facilitate restorative practices such as formal conferences, corridor and playground chats and class circles. The course is very inclusive. It is suitable for people who make strategic decisions, those who teach, those who look after lunchtimes. You will know who is best suited from your school to attend. We are limiting the numbers to 12 participants so as to ensure a quality trainer-participant ratio.

This course has been quality marked by the Restorative Justice Council. The course duration is three days and will be running on Fridays 17th and 31st March and 5th May 2017. Participants need to attend all three training days.

Benefits

  • Excellent off-site training over 3 days with lunch & refreshments included.
  • Resource pack for each participant.
  • Limited participant numbers to give maximum attention, care and support.
  • Follow-up phone call when back in school to continue developments made.
  • Two attendees from each school to ensure commitment and to develop ideas.
  • Training is Quality Marked by the Restorative Justice Council.
  • Certificate of attendance provided.

Cost

£100 per person. This includes the three days training, a resource book, lunch on each day and refreshments. Download a booking form

Join our Global Learning Network

Erdington Hall Primary School and Peacemakers are working in partnership to host a Global Learning Programme Network throughout this year. Come to the launch event 4-6pm Thursday 18 May. Free to join.

Further information

Learning for Peace twilights

Experience Learning for Peace first hand. We can visit your school to share the approaches and help with planning for this work:

  • Work with the whole staff team in a half day or over two twilights.
  • Model our approaches with children and then with staff in a twilight session at the end of the day.
  • Offer coaching for staff to be able to effectively run the activities with children and support them to train the rest of your staff.

The training we offer is bespoke depending on your needs. Prices start from £450, plus travel where applicable and this includes a copy of the book (usually £30). Please contact us for further details.

“This is a fantastic guide which has inspired the staff at Stoke Primary School to become creative with circle time activities. This will support the development of SMSC for every individual in our school therefore moving us in the direction of outstanding within this area. The guide is easy to follow and implement into our everyday timetable.” Teacher, Stoke Primary School, Coventry

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Adults as Role Models

This half or full day inset explores the powerful impact an adult has on a child’s life. Working in a circle and guided by our trainer, your staff will explore the impact of unconscious actions such as body language, tone and choice of language on school and classroom dynamics. Staff will leave the session equipped with the skills needed to help set positive expectations and build a positive culture within your school. The course is suitable for all adults working in schools including support staff and lunchtime supervisors.

Adults as Role Models provides participants with the opportunity to:

  • examine strategies for refreshing practice
  • identify negative behaviours
  • share professional experience in a safe forum
  • reflect on one’s own practice

One previous course participant said: “I learnt a lot about how my reactions can affect others and how to deal with conflicts by using different methods.”

Costs: half day £300, or a full day course £475.

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Responses to Conflict: a Global Learning Programme (GLP) accredited course

Peacemakers is an approved CPD provider for the Global Learning Programme (GLP). The GLP aims to help build expertise in, and embed participative learning about, interdependence, sustainability, social justice, values, globalisation and development.

Our Responses to Conflict course enables teaching staff to be more confident about discussing difficult situations taking place around the world and be able to offer pupils examples of how people in different places have responded in creative and positive ways to unrest in their local context.

Teaching staff will be able to apply this knowledge to different curriculum areas e.g. Geography, History, PSHE, SMSC, English. They will also be able to learn and apply Global Learning and Conflict Resolution skills through their teaching.

Cost: £300 as a half-day in school course.

Booking: please call us on 0121 236 4796 or email jackie@peacemakers.org.uk for more details.

GLP registered schools can use e-credits – call us for more information.

Other courses

We have a range of half and one-day training courses (offered as insets/twilights) that equip staff to foster a more peaceful school environment. This training can act either as a stand-alone professional development, or compliment other work you are doing, such as our Peacemakers Course. Our training is suitable for all staff members within schools, including headteachers, teachers, NQTs, TAs, learning mentors, lunchtime supervisors and more. Costs: twilight session £225, half day £300, or a full day course £475.

Circle Time

  • Making Circle Time work for you and your class
  • Drama and storytelling in the Circle
  • Approaching sensitive issues through drama and storytelling

Conflict Resolution

  • Introduction to conflict resolution
  • Introduction to restorative approaches
  • Using restorative circles in the classroom
  • Mediating pupils and supporting peer mediation

We are also happy to tailor training to meet the individual needs of your school. Please call us on 0121 236 4796 or email info@peacemakers.org.uk and we will be delighted to discuss your requirements further.