In January 2012, a group travelled to DK to complete the project application form which was submitted in February and accepted. The project started in September 2012.
There are 4 reciprocal visits between DK and UK across the 2 years and participants are teachers, school behaviour support staff, police officers, staff from the Youth Offending Service and county and city school advisors from the anti-bullying team.
The outcomes for our project are:
- to have effective strategies as part of a whole school approach by equipping teacher/trainers to confidently set up Restorative Approaches programmes that will impact on children, young people and their communities. The focus will be on improving collaboration, co-operation and respect using a citizenship approach with learners, enabling them to support one another using tested models of restorative approaches enabling conflict resolution and healthy relationships.
- To have a common in service-training model for adults which is cost effective and sustainable
- a DVD to be used in training and a website to promote the exchange and development of good practice which can be adapted to a local context and to further cultural understanding among partners locally and internationally
Expected Impact and Use
- Reduction in school exclusions and truancy
- Improvement in behaviour
- Reduction in damage to schools and communities
- Securing the future sustainability of the restorative culture in schools
- Creation of better attitudes and ethos in schools
- Increased tolerance and respect for personal and cultural diversity among young people