Whole School

Restorative Approaches Facilitator Training 2022/2023

A Restorative Approach (RA) is inspired by the philosophy and practices of Restorative Justice, which puts repairing harm done to relationships and people at the heart of its response to conflict. 

This Restorative Justice Council (RJC) approved course provides intensive, interactive facilitator training, focused on building an understanding of a restorative ethos and developing effective facilitation skills which enable participants to facilitate safe and effective restorative processes in their setting.  

This course is delivered by experienced restorative practitioners and aims to fully train individuals to facilitate restorative processes in a range of settings. As with all Royal Greenwich restorative training, the focus is on the synthesis of effective practice alongside theoretical understanding.  

After the Facilitator course, participants can go on to undertake the Restorative Approaches: Theory and Practice Level 5 programme. This is a course credit rated by the University of Greenwich and RJC, which will further develop their skills in this area and enable them to gain 60 credits at Level 5.  

Pupils will: 

  • develop essential life skills in conflict resolution, problem solving and emotional literacy; helping them to understand how to positively repair relationships damaged through conflict

Practitioners will: 

  • develop practical skills and knowledge, which they can apply to conflict situations in their work setting
  • have the opportunity to work towards a L5 University accreditation and on completion, opportunity to apply to achieve registration with the Restorative Justice Council

Settings will:

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

All practitioners working in education and beyond

ASD Awareness Training for all School Staff

This session provides an introduction to the thinking and learning styles of pupils with an ASD. Additionally it will provide all staff with an overview of practical strategies to support pupils with an ASD.

Pupils will:

  • be provided with appropriate strategies and support to assist their inclusion, interaction and access to all areas of the curriculum

Practitioners will:

  • have an understanding of autism and how it affects pupils and their families
  • be equipped with a range of strategies to support pupils with autism in mainstream primary schools

Settings will:

  • be able to set up ASD friendly approaches across the whole school and establish consistent approaches to the management of pupils in their schools, as a consequence of a shared knowledge and understanding amongst all staff
  • have staff who have a greater understanding of best practice in relation to pupils with autism, as well as the sensory difficulties they experience which can affect their ability to be included

Whole school teams

E-Learning - Online Safety - Risks to Children

Most children use the Internet positively but they can sometimes behave in ways that may place themselves at risk. Knowing the potential risks and being able to encourage responsible and safe use of the internet is vital to help safeguard children online.

Some of the topics covered in this course are:

  • Violent content 
  • Pornographic content 
  • Hateful content 
  • Adverts and spam 
  • Harassment 
  • Grooming 
  • Ideological persuasion 
  • Identity theft 
  • Online bullying 
  • Sexting 
  • Harmful content 
  • Copyright infringement and Piracy 
  • Gambling 
  • Social networking 
  • Gaming

Practitioners will:

  • Learn the background and legal basis for safeguarding
  • Know the potential risks associated with the internet and what adults and children need to know in order to manage these risks
  • Know the 3 C's of e-Safety: Content, Contact, and Conduct
  • Learn how to manage risks from the perspective of an adult
  • Learn how to manage risks from the perspective of a child or young person

Suitable for all users of the Internet who work with or care for children.

E-Learning - Gangs and Youth Violence

Gangs are very seriously intertwined with youth violence and criminality, and, with gang violence in the UK on the rise, it is essential we recognise the extent of the problem and understand how to safeguard our at-risk youth.

This course offers a comprehensive overview to the subject of gangs and youth violence, helping the learner to understand what gangs are and what they do, the part women and girls play in gangs, and what can be done to prevent gang recruitment.

The course contains three modules which give you a very comprehensive picture of the state of the UK today, using interactive screens, real-life cases, quotes, and scenarios, as well as thought-provoking questions designed to keep the learner engaged all the way through the course.

Some of the topics include:

  • What is a gang?
  • The changing face of gangs
  • Territoriality
  • Social media and gangs
  • Risk factors
  • Domestic violence
  • Warning signs
  • The roles of women and girls
  • Racial bias
  • Behaviour in schools
  • Windows of opportunity for intervention
  • Villain or victim?
  • Authority responsibility
  • The importance of intervening early
  • What to do - parents/carers
  • CAF, schools, police and the community
  • Hospitals
  • Third sector organisations

Practitioners will learn:

  • The ways gangs are defined and how gang violence is measured
  • Territorial conflicts
  • The risk factors for gang membership, and the warning signs that a young person is in a gang
  • The roles women and girls play in gangs and why they join
  • How they’re sexually exploited by gangs and the signs 
  • The windows of opportunity for intervention
  • Racial bias regarding gangs and how to challenge your own thinking about violent youth
  • The importance of inter-agency cooperation and intervening early
  • Methods for schools to handle at-risk and disruptive students
  • The role of the police, hospitals, and third sector groups in preventing gang recruitment and violence

Front line workers within the community, education and targeted youth support services, who need to recognise the signs that someone is in a gang and understand what can be done to prevent gang recruitment and youth violence.

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