Full course description
Date and time
Day One: Thursday 11 November 2021, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
Day Two: Monday 22 November 2021, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
Online - a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event
This learning event is right for you if you are a head of school, year level coordinator or a classroom teacher interested in restorative justice.
This one-day workshop will give participants an opportunity to explore their own beliefs and practices about discipline and is an introduction and orientation to the restorative philosophy and practice. Topics and processes covered include: restorative chats, small-group conferencing, classroom conferencing and circles. This workshop is well suited to those schools considering the adoption of restorative practice.
Restorative practice, the hands-on element to Restorative Justice, assists schools to put into practice important values and beliefs that emphasise rights and responsibilities, positive relationships, productivity and cooperation and at the same time meets individual needs within their community. One of the persuasive outcomes for restorative schools is the alignment of student discipline practice with school values.
This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):
- Care, Safety and Welfare of Students – Child safety
- Care, Safety and Welfare of Students – Student behaviour management (discipline).
- an understanding of the key principles of restorative practices
- clarification of your own beliefs and practices
- models of how a school might adopt restorative practices.
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 and behaviour management. David has played a major role in the introduction of restorative practice into schools in Australia and internationally. He 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.
Elspeth Adamson is currently Manager, Student Services at Independent Schools Victoria, where she works in the areas of students with individual needs and student wellbeing, as well as addressing parent concerns about their children’s education. Previously, she was a Head of Campus and Deputy Principal of a Victorian multi-campus Independent school, and a Principal of an international school in India.