There is strong evidence that Restorative learning makes a practical contribution to a number of current priorities: happier children, higher attendance and less exclusion (Restorative Justice Guardian article, 29/12/17). Both Primary and Secondary Schools in Cornwall are invited to investigate what this approach could mean for your unique School community.
RJ Working’s ‘Ripple Effect’ programme for secondary schools is being independently evaluated by Ipsos MORI, the global market and opinion research specialist. We will use all our social media channels to let you know when this report is published.
A summary of what young people say:
And here is a summary of what adults say about our Restorative facilitator training:
The Cornwall Council LA Perspective
The local Children’s Education Health and Social Care Plan 2017 -2020 is titled ‘One Vision: The Partnership Plan to improve outcomes for all children and young people in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly’ and describes restorative practice as a ‘key element of a multi-agency core curriculum’ (p.20).
The Annual Education Report published by Cornwall Council in July 2017 identifies seven areas for workforce development in schools (p.9) including
- Understanding and overcoming the barriers to learning for vulnerable and disadvantaged children of all ages
- The importance of student and parent voice
- Development of middle leadership in school
- Developing effective CPD opportunities for support staff in schools
This Report also acknowledges the cessation of the School’s Equality and Diversity Team at the end of the 2016/17 school year (p.11).
The RJ Working Ripple Effect Restorative Practice programme works to address some of the risks associated with that cessation.