A constructive approach to conflict, bullying, disruption and challenging behaviour


Restorative Approaches in Education, Youth and Community Settings Course

Date: Dates to be advised

Venue: Holiday Inn, Reading West

Padworth Lane, Bath Road, Reading RG7 5HT

The course will be delivered by Caroline Newton, Lead Trainer with Transforming Conflict


Aims and Objectives:

  • Identify the key values, principles and themes that underpin all restorative engagements
  • Learn how to transform relationships by addressing difficult conversations, conflicts, bullying, challenging behaviour, anti-social behaviour, criminal behaviour, as well as low level disruption in ways that ensure people feel heard, the needs of all those involved are met and the harm repaired
  • Develop responses that can reduce the use of, and need for, punitive responses whilst still offering closure to all those affected
  • Practice running circle processes to help you build a sense of community amongst young people and/or staff teams, to develop trust and mutual respect, and to enhance confidence and problem- solving skills
  • Consider how to integrate restorative language and approaches into teaching and learning, report writing and record keeping, when working with individuals, teams and families
  • Make the links between restorative approaches and the development of the social and emotional literacy and skills of staff and young people to enhance effective teaching and learning.


Preferred Fee – All prices are exclusive of VAT, and include five days’ tuition, all resources, refreshments and lunch

Day delegate        Residential Delegate
Private Individual                   £800plus an extra £580 for 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Local Authority employee  £900as above
Private Company                    £1,000as above

Participants coming from afar can stay Sunday night for an extra £145 to cover dinner, bed & breakfast as above


Fee includes:

  • A practitioner’s manual and a lanyard with key themes and language
  • A booklet related to participants field of work e.g Restorative Classroom Practice
  • A copy of ‘Just Schools’ or ‘Just Care’
  • A set of Needs Cards and an option to buy further packs at a course discount
  • A certificate of completion
  • Information on becoming an accredited Practitioner with the Restorative Justice Council