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Schools

Inviting Partnerships

Made in collaboration with secondary schools in Cornwall to celebrate the introduction and development of Restorative Practice.

Since launching our schools programmes in 2017 we have worked intensively with over 200 young people at schools in Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly

Our training programmes are designed to help students and staff together to develop ways of sharing responsibility and responding well to difficult and challenging situations.

Restorative Practice contributes to

  • reducing fixed term and permanent exclusions
  • improving health and wellbeing
  • reducing the attainment gap between disadvantaged children and others, which in Cornwall is 20% larger than the national average

I now understand how to deal with conflict and injustice so much more

Young person after participating in Ripple Effect training at their school

I would like to help other people feel safer and happier in school.

Young person after participating in Ripple Effect training at their school

I feel like I will respond to conflict better and the school will be better.

Young person after participating in Ripple Effect training at their school

I liked being able to discuss difficult issues and how we can support others

Young person after participating in Ripple Effect training at their school

It’s really helped me to consider other people’s points of view, and not just in school but about global issues too.

Young person after participating in Ripple Effect training at their school

I feel more accepted in college and I have a better understanding of people’s emotions

Young person after participating in Ripple Effect training at their school

This course made me more confident within myself.  I am so grateful for this opportunity within school.

Young person after participating in Ripple Effect training at their school

Consultancy

Support in achieving Practitioner Accreditation and the RJC Quality Mark for schools.

Secondary Schools

The Ripple Effect Programme is an intensive 3-day course for ten Year 9/10 students and two key staff members. RJ Working will support the group’s capacity to cascade Restorative learning through coaching and mentoring younger students.

This innovative programme has been developed in collaboration with secondary schools and universities in Cornwall. It is attracting national attention and being independently evaluated by Ipsos MORI.

Primary Schools

Social and emotional learning for Primary age children using multi level learning to practice vital skills and build the capacity for empathy.

Staff Training

Suited to your school’s needs, for key leaders within a school or Multi Academy Trust, delivered through inset or after school.

We also deliver Multi Agency Adult Training

Whole School Approach

Drawing on all of the above, depending on the unique school environment, and the building blocks already in place. This includes co-production of Policies with students taking increasing levels of responsibility. This level of commitment is associated with multiple benefits and impacts and can lead to achieving the Quality Mark of the Restorative Justice Council.

Contact us here 

Restorative Leadership 

A new programme developing Restorative Leadership in Health and Education.

Read more here

Family Group Conferences

Schools can make referrals to our Family Group Conference service.

See more details here

I have learned that there doesn’t need to be a winner and a loser

Young person after participating in Ripple Effect training at their school

Everybody gets a chance to speak in the circle.

Young person after participating in Ripple Effect training at their school

I can use Restorative Practice to prevent hurt.

Young person after participating in Ripple Effect training at their school

I like saying my feelings to other people!

Young person after participating in Ripple Effect training at their school

All training costs are subsidised by grant funding. There is a strong association with reducing inequality and narrowing the attainment gap, as well as  mental health benefits, making Restorative Practice an appropriate use of pupil premium and Headstart funding. There is also clear relevance to the personal development, behaviour and welfare aspect of the Ofsted framework.

 Please contact us for more information.

Royal Visit

In January 2018 we had a very special visitor, the Princess Royal (Patron of the Restorative Justice Council) helping us to celebrate the introduction of Restorative Practice in Cornwall’s schools

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