Drawing on restorative and relational practice to co-create solutions with all stakeholders.
Our work with schools starts with a conversation about existing strengths and needs, along with intended outcomes. Some of the common themes we are asked to address:
We provide engagement options to suit your timetable and budget.
We promote blended learning to meet specific needs, a combination of :
We’ve achieved some notable outcomes with primary, secondary and special schools, including:
Restorative Thinking’s e-Learning CPD course, ‘Fostering Restorative Practice in Schools‘, alongside targeted support with our team, has met the DfE quality criteria for grant funded senior mental health lead training.
We work in partnership with the Anti-Bullying Alliance, producing resources and data to show the impact of restorative practice as an anti-bullying strategy. Follow this link to find out how we work together.
Restorative Thinking holds the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM), the Training Provider Quality Mark (TPQM), the CANparent Quality Mark and the i-Network Innovation Award for ‘Transforming and Innovating Public Services’ (November 2018).
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 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 restorative practice was developed as a whole school model at Pinehurst Primary School and King David Primary School in Liverpool.
This film shows how restorative practice was developed as a whole school approach at the Academy of Saint Francis of Assisi in Liverpool.
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 two minute film shows two secondary pupils speaking about their experiences of restorative practice.
Access our e-Learning CPD courses via this link.