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Level 5 Restorative Approaches Programme Module 1 (Refresher and Royal Greenwich route)

Restorative practices are increasingly being recognised as effective tools for repairing relationships that have been damaged through conflict and harm. Effective training in restorative facilitation is crucial to ensuring restorative processes delivered in any setting are safe, positive experiences for all involved. 

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has developed a unique Level 5 training programme, credit rated by the University of Greenwich, and approved by the Restorative Justice Council (RJC), which combines three crucial elements of theory, practice and implementation to ensure the development of effective RA facilitators. The Level 5 programme consists of two 30 credit modules and Module 1 is focused on Theory and Implementation. 

This module will support practitioners to: 

  • Develop a sound theoretical knowledge and understanding of restorative approaches
  • Consider successful strategies for implementing and sustaining restorative practice in their work settings/roles.

Practitioners will: 

  • develop their skills and knowledge in restorative practice
  • work towards a Level 5 University qualification

Settings will: 

  • benefit from having staff with specialist skills and knowledge who can support an enhanced conciliatory culture across the setting

This Module 1 course is specifically designed for participants who have already undertaken training in restorative facilitation and participants can join via 2 routes:

  • Refresher route - for those who have completed a non-Royal Greenwich approved course  (at least 3 days equivalent) and completed the necessary application form
  • Standard route - for those who have recently completed the Royal Greenwich Facilitator training. The cost of the training is reduced to £250 for participants on the standard route.

Supporting Children who Struggle to Learn to Read

This course identifies and provides strategies for teaching  the crucial concepts that children need to learn in the early stages of reading, from directionality through to working on unknown words in context. 

It identifies the three main sources of information that good readers use to read: Meaning, Language Structure and Phonics, and provides training on how to support these three areas in simple, practical ways. 

Participants will be taught how to take a Running Record. This is a simple assessment that can be taken on any text. They are a quick and efficient way of gathering information about a child’s reading and are particularly useful for children who struggle with reading, providing valuable information about the strategies a child uses/ignores. Once gaps have been identified they can be addressed in order to support the child’s reading development. 

Participants will:

  • have a clear understanding of the building blocks that need to be taught in order for children to develop into good readers 
  • be able to take and analyse a Running Record in order to identify key strengths and weaknesses of readers 
  • be able to use a range of simple strategies to support children in addressing any specific gaps

Early Years, KS1 & KS2 Practitioners and Teaching Assistants

**Bitesize Webinar- Difficult Conversations with Parents**

Strong parent partnerships are fundamental to meeting the needs of children and difficult conversations are sometimes required to discuss safeguarding concerns or emerging SEND. This webinar will support you to think about approaches that engage parents and carers in a collaborative partnership and how to minimise and resolve potential conflict.  

A Practical Guide to Schools' Single Central Record (SCR)

This unique, innovative and practical workshop considers issues around setting up and maintaining the data on the schools’ SCR in the context of the regulations, guidance and best practice.

Course objectives include:

  • To understand both the regulatory framework and best practice underpinning the format and content of the SCR
  • To consider the categories of staff/workers that should be recorded on the SCR
  • To explore options around format and content of the SCR
  • To equip participants with a practical understanding of all pre-employment checks for school-based staff, volunteers, contractors and agency workers
  • To help participants review their own school SCR and the related pre-employment checking processes

The SCR forms part of the regular Ofsted inspection.

Pupils will: 

  • be supported by safer recruited staff 

Practitioners will: 

  • benefit from a greater knowledge and practical understanding in maintaining the SCR

Settings will: 

  • be safer organisations that can demonstrate greater compliance around pre-employment checks and verifications

Staff responsible for setting up and/or maintaining the Single Central Record (SCR)

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