This work helps in rethinking behaviour management in the whole school through the use of restorative justice methods. School conferences have proved remarkably successful in teaching students about their responsibilities and accountability to other people. This manual fulfils an important role by outlining the techniques to learn and apply when planning and facilitating conferences. It includes guidance on: analysing current school practice; deciding whether to hold a conference; preparing a conference; convening and facilitating a conference; and, follow-up after a conference. The book contains many key documents such as preparation checklist, conference script, typical agreement, evaluation sheet and case studies. It is suitable for ages 8-16.
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A4 (297 x 210mm), 74pp Wire-o-bound ISBN 978-0-86388-687-4 ORDER CODE D11-002-5461 GBP30.99 Foreword About this manual Chapter 1 Restorative justice and behaviour management Chapter 2 Decision making - to conference or not Chapter 3 Conference preparation Chapter 4 Convening the conference Chapter 5 Managing the emotional dynamics Chapter 6 Conference follow-up Chapter 7 Looking after yourself Chapter 8 What if? Appendix Preparation checklist Conference script Conference agreement Conference evaluation sheet Information for community conference participants Recommended reading Applying conferencing across the school setting Case studies About the authors
"A valuable contribution to those who know that building relationships is more important than rewards and punishment." — Colin Newton, Inclusive Solutions