Restorative Thinking Resources

These resources help to introduce and embed restorative and relational practice.  Please get in touch to tell us about your strengths, needs and intended outcomes and we’ll tailor our input and resources to help you get there!

What is Restorative Practice?

This video is a short introduction to restorative practice for all settings.

Restorative Thinking and Positive Relationships

These four short learning sequences are an introduction to restorative thinking and positive relationships, a few techniques that can help us to better manage emotions and stay calm, and to keep communicating with each other in positive ways. These lessons will support you to:

  • Reconsider positive relationship
  • Think about all behaviour as ‘communication’
  • Start to use a line of questioning that will help you (and others) through problems and will help to maintain positive mental health
  • Deal better with stress

 

Developed with our partners the Anti-Bullying Alliance, this short e-Learning course is freely available to access via this link.

E-Learning CPD

We have a growing suite of E-Learning CPD programmes, to suit your timetable and budget, with the flexibility of unlimited repeat visits to the course/s.

All of our E-Learning courses are offered with wider engagement options, dependent on need.  Please get in touch to find out more: 

lesley@restorativethinking.co.uk

Scroll down to see our courses, and if you have already signed up, click the blue tab below.

Restorative Practice and the Return to School

E-Learning CPD that explores how to draw on restorative practice to strengthen relationships, support positive mental health and well-being and create the right environment to focus on teaching and learning.

In this course, SLT, Staff and Governors gain the following insights:

  • A definition of restorative practice
  • Exploration of two key themes of restorative practice: Circles and Restorative Enquiry
  • An introduction to ‘Behaviour as Communication’
  • Effective, simple coping strategies for staff and pupils

 

Download the flyer here.  Contact us to sign up your school:  lesley@restorativethinking.co.uk

E-Learning Course

Restorative Thinking at Work

This is a 2-hour E-Learning CPD course for workers and leaders in social care, healthcare, housing, community services, education, prison and probation services, voluntary work and care sectors, private companies and those people managing the well being of their team/s.

This CPD course introduces your workforce to restorative practice, with a focus on:
  • Introducing restorative practice principles and skills in the workplace context
  • Proactively improving relationships and communication to support a better way of working within and between teams and with people who engage with our services
  • Creating a psychologically safe culture that is human-centred rather than process-driven
  • Strategies for positive mental health and well-being; taking care of ourselves and others

 

Contact us to sign up your team/s:  lesley@restorativethinking.co.uk

E-Learning Course

Fostering Restorative Practice in Schools

An E-Learning course for schools, developed with primary, secondary and special schools.

In this course SLT, Staff and Governors gain the following insights:

  • 5 hours of e-Learning CPD
  • Introducing and consolidating restorative principles and skills
  • Videos and interviews from the classrooms of primary, secondary and special schools to illustrate how restorative practice looks and feels in school settings
  • Appeals to all learning styles:  visual, auditory, kinaesthetic
  • Downloadable worksheets and templates to use in the classroom and staffroom
  • Return to the course an unlimited number of times

 

Contact us to sign up your school:  lesley@restorativethinking.co.uk

E-Learning Course

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School Leadership through a Restorative Lens

An E-Learning course for Head Teachers and Senior Leadership Teams, developed with primary, secondary and special school Head Teachers:

  • 60 minutes of e-Learning CPD
  • Considerations for SLT before introducing restorative practice
  • The importance of leadership-led restorative practice
  • How to lead through a restorative lens
  • Learn from other Head Teachers who’ve been on the journey

 

Contact us to sign up your school:  lesley@restorativethinking.co.uk

E-Learning Course

Restorative Practice and Transition

An E-Learning course for schools, developed with primary, secondary and special schools:

  • 60 minutes of e-Learning CPD
  • Explores how to draw on restorative practice to support transition
  • Videos from the classrooms of primary, secondary and special schools to illustrate how restorative practice looks and feels in the context of transition
  • Appeals to all learning styles:  visual, auditory, kinaesthetic
  • Downloadable worksheets and templates to use in the classroom and staffroom
  • Return to the course an unlimited number of times

 

Contact us to sign up your school:  lesley@restorativethinking.co.uk

E-Learning Course

Restorative Practice with Early Years

An E-Learning course for schools, developed with primary and special schools:

  • 60 minutes of e-Learning CPD
  • Considers how to foster restorative and relational key life skills in the Early Years
  • Videos from the primary classroom
  • Interviews with staff who draw on restorative practice every day
  • Appeals to all learning styles:  visual, auditory, kinaesthetic
  • Downloadable worksheets and templates to use in the classroom 
  • Return to the course an unlimited number of times

 

Contact us to sign up your school:  lesley@restorativethinking.co.uk

E-Learning Course

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School booklets and bookmarks

Restorative Thinking curriculum programmes, booklets and other resources are designed to be delivered as part of whole school restorative practice.  Teachers and school staff using Restorative Thinking resources should complete, as a minimum, a one day training course covering restorative principles and skills practice with a training provider holding the RJC’s Training Provider Quality Mark (TPQM), or our equivalent e-Learning CPD course:  ‘Fostering Restorative Practice in Schools’.

 

Details of all our school resources, and an order form, are available here.

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Restorative Practice - Dispelling the Myths

This short guide, produced with the Anti-Bullying Alliance, aims to provide schools with more information about what restorative practice is and to dispel some of the myths about restorative practice in response to bullying.

Download the resource via this link.

A respectful, considered approach to conflict resolution

How can restorative practice help teachers and pupils to choose a respectful, considered approach to conflict resolution and anti-bullying? We wrote this resource for the Anti-Bullying Alliance as part of Anti-Bullying week in 2018.

“Say sorry you two. Right, off you go.”

How often do you, or those around you, step in to resolve disputes between pupils this way? It’s a quick, easy fix for school staff, especially when we have a number of other things that need our immediate attention, or we are rushing to deliver a lesson. So how well does this response respectfully resolve an incident and how likely is it that there will be a repeat incident following this kind of closure?

Restorative practice encompasses a suite of principles and skills that guide the way we act in all our dealings. When teachers model these principles and skills at school, pupils pick them up; when restorative practice becomes a whole school approach, pupils (and teachers) learn to reach a shared understanding and/or to respectfully disagree.

Download the resource via this link.

Our Work

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Schools

Restorative and relational practice enable schools to bring different and sustainable solutions to long-standing pinch points, including attendance, attainment, exclusions, bullying.

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Parents and Carers

Learn about your child’s developing brain and behaviour, alongside alternative ways to respond to challenging behaviour.  Teach your child/ren key relationship skills for life.

Local Authorities,
Health and Social Care

Generate psychological safety within and between teams to improve  job satisfaction and productivity.  Collaborate with children, young people, adults and families to share responsibility for outputs and outcomes.

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Criminal Justice Settings

Reduce offending and re-offending rates and foster behaviour change by growing inclusive residential environments and relationship skills.

E-Learning

Access our e-Learning CPD courses via this link.

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