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Teacher training

Peacemakers have developed two training sessions that can be held after school within the West Midlands area, to explore ways of embedding the ideas in Learning for Peace, across the whole school.

These are participatory sessions which enable staff to explore the ideas, try out the approaches in their classrooms, and review progress at the second session.

Elsewhere in the UK, we can provide a half day training course for one school, or for representatives from a cluster of schools.

Peacemakers has other professional development opportunities for schools in the West Midlands. You could:

Please contact us at info@peacemakers.org.uk for more information.

 

“Thank you very much for excellent training. Excellent leaders and activities. Really made me think.”

“One of the best training days I have attended”

“A very enjoyable session with lots of simple, effective ideas to take back and easily implement”

“A great way to start the year. Well paced and well delivered – thanks”

 

Peer mediation

A peer mediation scheme can help take the values and themes of this book further in your school. Known as, ‘conflict resolution for young people by young people’, peer mediation schemes are common in schools across the UK.

Children learn crucial skills for life, as well as help the school to run more smoothly. By modelling creative conflict resolution in the playground, peer mediators spread good practice among children, saving teaching time after lunch break ends and bringing a greater level of maturity and independence to solving problems and looking after relationships.

Peer mediation training can be run by external trainers or we can train staff to run it themselves.

Peacemakers offers peer mediation training to schools across the West Midlands. Please contact info@peacemakers.org.uk for more information.

 

“Confidence, patience, everything has gone up a level higher” (Y6 pupil)

“I learnt how to empathise with other children” (Y5 pupil)

 

The Peer Mediation Network, is a national network of organisations offering training.

www.peermediationnetwork.org.uk

Restorative approaches

A restorative approach offers schools an alternative way of addressing discipline and behavioural issues and offers a consistent framework for responding to these issues. A restorative approach brings those harmed by conflict, and those responsible for the harm, into communication, enabling everyone affected by a particular incident to play a part in repairing the harm and finding a positive way forward.

Restorative approaches are based on the following:

Peacemakers offers schools in the West Midlands support to develop restorative approaches. Please contact info@peacemakers.org.uk for more information.

For further support or to find a service near you, contact the Restorative Justice Council.

www.restorativejustice.org.uk

 

Information and costs for all these opportunities in the West Midlands can be found on our website:

www.peacemakers.org.uk