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Awareness raising seminars for Pupil Referral Unit staff
Transforming Conflict is proud to have provided the training and consultancy for the Pan London Back on Track ‘Restorative Approaches in London PRUs’ pilot project. The full report is now published on this pioneering project and the feedback and evaluation has been extremely positive. If you have not received your copy from Pan London Back on track, one can be downloaded from:
‘Staff reported that the implementation of Restorative Approaches in their PRU has had a positive impact on student behaviour, staff response to behaviour and the general atmosphere in the setting. The biggest impact was felt to be in the type of communication that now happens in their setting. Staff and some students now use different language, there is more dialogue and students are given a voice and heard.’ p29 Project report
What was said about the course:
‘I think it’s been one of the best initiatives that I’ve ever seen implemented. It’s just permeated through the whole thing. It’s changed our way of working. Because the training was so effective everybody got on board’. p30 Project report.
Following training input we continue to support the three funded projects informally and some staff are interested in becoming trainers themselves to help spread the word to other schools and units.
We are now offering a series of half-day seminars to all PRU staff in London so staff can find out more about implementing a restorative approach in their own unit. Led by Caroline Newton (who facilitated all the PRU training for the Back on Track project on behalf of Transforming Conflict) this seminar will give you a chance to reflect on your current practice, find out the key elements of a whole unit-wide restorative approach and ask questions. We will endeavour to invite PRU staff who have implemented a unit-wide restorative approach so they can share their experiences and answer questions as well.