Please forward to:
- Headteachers and Senior Pastoral Staff
- Year Heads
- School Governors
- Behaviour Support Managers
- Learning Support Managers
The 6th Annual Conference on
‘Restorative Approaches in Schools and Residential Care’ Conference
Organised by Transforming Conflict -
The National Centre for Restorative Approaches in Youth Settings
REWARDS AND SANCTIONS – WHY DO WE STILL USE THEM ?
Thursday 25th and Friday 26th February 2010
The Royal York Hotel, York
Many people in the field of education are beginning to question the use of ‘carrots and sticks’ to motivate young people to behave in pro-social ways and to make the most of their school experience. This outmoded ‘behaviourist’ strategy is at odds with attempts to develop social and emotional skills and responsible citizenship amongst young people. Many educationalists and practitioners believe it is time to ‘do differently’. In response to this, many schools and residential homes in the UK are changing their culture and adopting a restorative approach to relationships and behaviour.
The 6th Annual Conference on ‘Restorative Approaches in Schools and Residential Care’ will focus on this culture change from rewards and sanctions to relationships based on restorative approaches.
This annual conference has become the popular ‘home’ conference for all those working restoratively with young people in schools, educational units and residential care. This conference will enable you to meet old friends, make new ones, share developing practice, find answers and hopefully be inspired by speakers, workshop leaders and delegates.
DAY 1: BEGINNING TO DO DIFFERENTLY
Implementing a cultural change away from “rewards and sanctions” towards more successful alternatives.
DAY 2: 5 YEARS ON – DO RESTORATIVE APPROACHES WORK?
Restorative approaches have now been used in some educational and care settings for over
five years. Day 2 examines and evaluates the progress and results of these approaches.
Speakers and Facilitators Include:
- Dr Belinda Hopkins, Transforming Conflict
- Dr Hilary Cremin, Faculty for Education, University of Cambridge
- Jonathan Stanley, Manager, National Centre for Excellence in Residential Child Care
- Omar Rampersad, Headteacher, Upton Primary School, Bexley Heath
- Bonita Holland, Director, Ark Inclusion School, London
- Wendy Bowen, Manager, Residential Children’s Home, Cambridgeshire
- Pat Hollinghurst, Headteacher, Chilton Trinity Technology College, Somerset
- Andrew Creese, Headteacher, Meadowbrook College, Old Marston, Oxfordshire
- Selwyn Morgans, Service Manager, County Durham Children and Young Peoples’ Services
- Luke Roberts, Anti-bullying and Restorative Approaches Co-ordinator, London Borough of Croydon
Further Information and Booking
The full conference programme including an online booking form is available at:
You can book this conference online at www.psstrategies.co.uk or print and fax the pdf booking form available from the website. Alternatively, please telephone us on 01483 203536 and we can email or post a programme and booking form to you.
Public Sector Strategies, 2 Mortimer Hill, Mortimer, Reading, Berks, RG7 5PW.