Staff Training

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 

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.

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.