DATE: Mondays, 12 Sept, 10 Oct, 14 Nov, 12 Dec 2022 & 9 Jan, 13 Feb, 13 Mar & 8 May 2023
TIME: 7pm - 9.30pm
VENUE: Online Via Zoom
Restorative Practices have been shown worldwide to improve student outcomes as well as student and teacher experiences in schools. This course is designed for anyone wishing to foster and lead a restorative approach in their school. It mixes individual skills learning with support and guidance around implementation, and is an ideal springboard to leading the culture change you desire.
One of the key determinants of the success of any initiative in a school is the input and
leadership from the top. This is certainly true in Restorative Practices. It takes more than
just an awareness of the practice to help implement it across the board. What this tailored program will give participants is both the individual skills to really understand RP, as well as the support required to make the paradigm shift that is needed within your school. As well as gaining from the direction and interactions of the course facilitator and wider group, participants will be paired with a practice partner from the beginning as an aid to skills practice. Overall, it provides an ideal springboard for when you decide to make the jump to a whole-school restorative approach.
Tutor: Joe Power
Bio: The course will be delivered by Joe Power, Restorative Practice Development Officer with the Limerick Restorative Practices Project. The Limerick RP Project is based in the Moyross Youth Academy (formerly Ceim ar Cheim) and Joe has over 4 years experience working there and around Limerick and the country as a whole. Joe is a
trainer and quality specialist with CDI Tallaght, as well as under the SynRJ (formally
IIRP Europe) and Restorative Now models. Previously he worked in residential
childcare for 18 years where he first learned and employed the philosophy and skills of
RP. He has considerable experience of training teachers and youth/social care workers and has also worked with schools and communities in helping embed RP at an
organisatonal/community level. He has three children and employs the values and skills
in this role too (RP ultimately being a way of life). He has contributed numerous articles
and reflections though his blog and in 2020 developed an online RP course in
assciation with CATTS Ireland.
|Course date||12-09-2022 7:00 pm|
|Course End Date||08-05-2023 9:30 pm|
|Cut off date||12-09-2022 4:00 pm|