In schools, Restorative training is responsive to the Senior Leadership vision for their school, in their wish to see the growth of a Restorative Culture across the school community. In-person training opportunities are offered with INSET Training days with additional meetings and workshops undertaken with key groups of staff. Course content covers much of that covered in the Foundation course, with an additional emphasis placed upon the use of circles in the building of community and the links between Restorative Practice and the Mindset Theory of Learning. Training and discussion opportunities also take place with the students through Key Stage assemblies and the training of some students as Peer Mentors/Mediators. Twilight and coffee morning discussion sessions are also offered to parents/carers.
The in-person training is also available as a webinar, with interactive modules covering the INSET day materials and offered as Twilight sessions through Zoom. There is also the opportunity for the school to purchase the e-learning option which allows for staff to view the materials when convenient to them.
Restorative Now maintains regular ongoing contact with the school Senior Leadership Team to ensure opportunities for support and coaching as the implementation takes place. The process map outlines a sequence of events underpinning the training input.
Data is shared with schools which reflects the gains other schools have evidenced post implementation. Restorative Now have completed several projects with schools which have researched the outcomes and sought feedback from staff, students and parents and then published in Evaluative reports.