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6 per day PD HOURS

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9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Saxons Training Facilities Level 6, 500 Collins Street, Melbourne

Primary and Secondary teachers

$279.00 - $558.00 + GST

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Restorative Practices in Schools Training


  • Introduction and circle activities – getting relationships right
  • Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices – rethinking behaviour management
  • Restorative language – applying basic script theory to ‘walk the talk’
  • Exploration of fair process – engaging hearts and minds
  • Deconstructing the restorative script – being clear about what we are doing and why
  • The Restorative Practices Continuum – a framework for good practice


  • Scenario facilitation – focus on tackling bullying behaviours
  • Restorative Classroom Conferences – a no-blame approach
  • Problem solving circles – engaging the social capital that exists in all classrooms
  • Classroom Conferences – making teaching explicit
  • Defining Restorativeness – backwards planning and the A3 challenge
  • Implementation in Schools – gaining momentum and overcoming resistance
  • Policy and protocols – getting the paperwork right

Please Note: Bookings can be made for one or both days. If choosing to attend on Day Two only it is important that you have previously completed either day one of this (or a similar) course or the previously offered one-day “Restorative Practices – An Introduction” course.

Presented by Critical Agendas

David Vinegrad

David Vinegrad is a well-known presenter with extensive experience in the area of behaviour management both nationally and internationally. He has highly developed skills as a facilitator, trainer, and presenter and is widely recognised as an international expert on restorative justice. He has played a major role in the introduction of restorative practices into schools in Australia and internationally and is an experienced counsellor and mediator including high level management of critical incidents and school based trauma. David has over 30 years of experience working with teachers and students in a variety of diverse educational settings undertaking and developing a wide range of roles including recent work in Japan and Brazil.

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