In pupil referral units
London Back on Track Pilot project 2010 – 2011
Transforming Conflict is proud to have provided the training input for the Pan London Back on Track 'Restorative Approaches in London PRUs' pilot project. The evaluation report is now available and is very positive about the training, the implementation of a restorative approach and its impact on staff and young people.
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'Staff reported that the implementation of Restorative Approaches in their PRU has had a positive impact on student behaviour, staff response to behaviour and the general atmosphere in the setting. The biggest impact was felt to be in the type of communication that now happens in their setting. Staff and some students now use different language, there is more dialogue and students are given a voice and heard.' (p29 Project report)
What was said about our input:
'I think it's been one of the best initiatives that I've ever seen implemented. It's just permeated through the whole thing. It's changed our way of working. Because the training was so effective everybody got on board'. (p30 project report)
Following training input we continue to support the three funded projects informally - some staff are interested in becoming trainers themselves to help spread the word to other schools and units.
We are now offering a half-day seminar to all PRU staff in London so staff can find out more about implementing a restorative approach in their own unit. Led by Caroline Newton (who facilitated all the PRU training for the Back on Track project on behalf of Transforming Conflict) this seminar will give you a chance to reflect on your practice, find out the key elements of a whole unit-wide restorative approach and ask questions. We will endeavour to invite PRU staff who have implemented a unit-wide restorative approach so they can share their experiences and answer qustions as well.
To find out more about the courses we delivered to these PRU's visit our courses page.