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Adapting restorative practices is a Course

Adapting restorative practices

Starts Oct 18, 2020

$670 Enroll

Full course description

Date and time

Monday 19 October 2020, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm


Independent Schools Victoria, 40 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne


This learning event is right for you if you are a primary/secondary teacher or a member of the school leadership team responsible for student management.


Schools that have implemented restorative practices with mainstream classes have found great success in repairing relationships and reconnecting people in the wake of harmful behaviours.

The whole school uptake of restorative practices demands more than teachers learning skills and using a script for a restorative chat or conference. This workshop will explore how to differentiate restorative practices for students with additional needs.

The question often asked by classroom teachers, support staff and administrators is “how can we differentiate restorative approaches and be even more inclusive to support and engage students with learning needs?” It is important that we respect every student’s capacity and ability to resolve their own social problems.

Key takeaways              

  • the ability to develop restorative responses that meet the specific needs of students across the full range of abilities
  • the ability to establish and implement inclusive and positive interactions to engage and support all students in classroom activities
  • an understanding of  how  to prepare young people with additional needs for a restorative meeting
  • an understanding of how teachers and school staff can use the REPAIR (Restorative Practice and Special Needs – Nick Burnett & Margaret Thorsborne 2015) framework for decision making when working with students with learning needs.

Presenter information

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 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.