Our local partnerships
We subscribe to the Young Trustees Movement with a two thirds majority of our charity trustees aged under 35. Our board sees succession planning an an inter-generational issue and our trustees vision is of young people in the lead at every level.
Our team is thrilled to have Trebah Garden as our latest partner. This extraordinary setting will become the crucible for much of our local work as we extend the use of the Restorative model beyond social justice to protection of the environment and young peoples's relationship with nature.
Cornwall Refugee Resource Network
Membership of the Cornwall Refugee Resource Network champions a culture of welcome. We value our relationships with local groups in the network.
We are part of the national RESTORE group, a community of practice, involving national leaders of Restorative practice in education: headteachers, academics, consultants, and evaluation specialists.
Our connections with all the Further Education college sites across Cornwall support young people to champion Restorative approaches to Equality Diversity and Inclusion, bringing to life the concerns and realities of minoritized groups. We also share Restorative approaches to employability with specific courses such as construction.
Where there is a 'family' of schools, there is often an aspiration to share a culture of collaboration. The Restorative model supports this relationship focus, for example in the LEAP academy trust.
Local Authority Maintained Schools
At both Primary and Secondary levels, the Restorative model can make a significant contribution to narrowing the attainment gap and empowering young people with complex experience to use their voice for the benefit of others. Community based schools such as St Day and Carharrack, and Redruth School, offer us a way to reach children and young people who are vital for the community's success.
The Diocese of Cornwall
The Restorative model is adaptable, easy to link with a wide variety of school and MAT mission statements. For example, the fit with the Diocese of Truro education vision, based on the values of wisdom, hope, community and dignity, which embraces over forty Primary Schools. We have featured in the Diocese Education Newsletter here
We have a dynamic relationship with the South West Universities. From keynote presentations at Plymouth's EDI Conference, to evaluation by Exeter's Social Innovation Group, and our ongoing relationship with the Film & Television course at Falmouth University.
We are increasingly engaged in the arts sector and in 2022 we offered all of Cornwall's live performance venues workshops in active anti-racism, together with our colleague organisation Black Voices Cornwall
Sustainable Food Cornwall
We have a new partnership with Sustainable Food Cornwall as part of our restorative approaches to environmental harm. We champion young people's voices about the needed changes to Food Education in schools, colleges, and their wider communities.
We have an established relationship with TravellerSpace in supporting children, young people and families from our local Gyspsy and Traveller community. We share Restorative approaches and support conversations about complex experiences and identity. Together we developed a project to facilitate consultation with the local school community and our next steps include a focus on Restorative food education, growing and connecting with nature.