Peacemakers

        • We want a world where people are equipped to deal peacefully and creatively with the inevitable conflicts that arise for all of us.

          We work with schools, units, clubs, committees, teams, collectives and groups of people regardless of age or anything else.

          We support people within communities to build, strengthen and repair relationships at all levels.

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Staff Training

Our training and resources are designed to support the curriculum and develop essential emotional, social and conflict resolution skills with adults.

We work with adults in various educational settings including primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities.

We have a range of half and one-day training courses to support staff to foster a more peaceful school environment. This training can act either as stand-alone professional development, or complement other work you are doing, such as our Peacemakers Course or Peer Mediation.

Our training is suitable for all staff members within educational settings, including head teachers, teachers, NQTs, teaching assistants, learning mentors, lunchtime supervisors and more.  We can sometimes adapt training for twilight sessions.

Have a look at our ‘off the shelf’ courses below or please get in touch to chat through designing something bespoke for your setting.

This half or full day training explores the powerful impact an adult has on a child’s life. Working in a circle and guided by our trainer, your staff will explore the impact of unconscious actions such as body language, tone of voice and choice of language, on school and classroom dynamics.

Staff will leave the session equipped with the skills needed to help set positive expectations and build a positive culture within your school. The course is suitable for all adults working with children and young people including support staff and lunchtime supervisors.

Adults as Role Models provides participants with the opportunity to:

  • examine strategies for refreshing practice
  • identify negative behaviour
  • share professional experience in a safe forum
  • reflect on one’s own practice

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This half or full day INSET introduces classroom staff in primary schools to the dynamic, interactive and fun way Peacemakers does circle time. We take you through the setting up of a circle, key games and activities designed to foster social and emotional development, and ways to process the learning to make it practical, purposeful and meaningful.

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For a comprehensive whole school approach to embedding Peacemaker circles across the school, see our Learning for Peace training package.

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Exploring Sensitive Issues

For primary and secondary schools

This half or full day session helps adults to feel more confident about discussing difficult, sensitive or controversial issues that can arise in educational settings. This is an interactive workshop which incorporates opportunities for sharing and discussion as well as providing ideas and resources to take into the classroom.  It will help adults feel more confident about  approaching sensitive issues with children and young people.

We like to design this workshop to meet your needs.  Key areas could include:

  • Identification and highlighting of low-level and unconscious racism in language and imagery in schools
  • Challenging gender stereotypes
  • Acknowledging and affirming difference
  • Creating a positive culture of trust and community within the school
  • Exploring issues relating to gender, sexuality, race and bereavement/loss
  • Exploring feelings/emotional literacy through the medium of stories and drama
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Understanding Conflict

For any educational setting

This half or full day INSET supports staff to begin thinking about conflict, how conflict escalates and to explore practical approaches to the resolving of conflict. Staff teams will develop a shared language and understanding around conflict and how to transform it positively.

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Restorative Approaches in Schools

For primary and secondary schools

A restorative approach offers schools an alternative way of addressing discipline and behavioural issues and offers a consistent framework for responding to these issues. The aim of this approach is to build a strong, mutually respectful, safe, inclusive and peaceful school community.

Can include:

Half or full day INSET. This introductory training will introduce people to the concept of a restorative approach.

3 day practitioner training. This course provides intensive, interactive facilitator training, focusing on an understanding of restorative ethos and the practice of sound restorative practitioner skills. This course is for people in school who may be looking to facilitate restorative practices such as formal conferences, corridor and playground chats and class circles. The course is very inclusive. It is suitable for people who make strategic decisions, those who teach, and those who look after lunchtimes. Participant numbers are limited to 12 so as to ensure a quality trainer-participant ratio. The package includes three days training, a resource pack, a follow-up visit and certificates of attendance.

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See our Restorative Work page for more information about restorative approaches in school

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See our Events page for upcoming restorative courses being held in Birmingham.

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Skills for Life

For Secondary Schools

We can help refresh your tutor times or PSHE . We offer training for staff to be able to facilitate our Skills for Life course with young people.  The course takes staff through the approaches and methods we use to help young people develop the skills to build, maintain and repair relationships with their peers. We also explore the dynamics between young people and adults and how we can build healthier working relationships with each other.  We can offer this training to staff across a cluster or academy chain.  A basic introductory course is half a day. To fully embed the work in your school we would recommend 3 days training over a term.

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Skills for Life for Pupils

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Skills for Life

Learning for Peace Package

Training with staff and children to help enrich Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural [SMSC] development in your school.

Refresh circle time, through a structured, but flexible approach.

Training brings alive the theory and practical aspects of our Learning for Peace resource, so staff are better equipped to put it into practice.  By the end of the training, your school will have the tools to be able to address SMSC from Reception to Yr 6 through five themes.  We work with you to be able to facilitate Peacemaker circles and to understand the purpose and significance of the fun and interactive methods we use to engage pupils spiritually, morally, socially and culturally. The whole package can be delivered over half a term.

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See our Whole School Projects page for details of how you can embed restorative approaches in your school.