Mental Health & Wellbeing

An Introduction to Restorative Practice, Primary and Secondary

Course Details
Audience: Primary and Secondary Headteachers, SLT, Teachers, Pastoral and Behaviour Staff
Date: Date: Tuesday 15th March 2022 for PRIMARY SCHOOL training, and Monday 21st March 2022 for SECONDARY SCHOOL training
Time: 9:30am - 3:30pm
Venue: Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Cavendish Road, Bowdon, Altrincham, WA14 2NL
Cost: £150 per person
Facilitated by: Andrew Earl

We are running two specialised sessions offering an introduction to Restorative Practice, one for the Primary age group and one for Secondary.

These one-day introductions to restorative practice (RP) will explore the fundamental principles behind RP and the practical skills required to incorporate it into your Secondary practice. Exploring the relational triangle, participants will learn how to build and maintain high quality relationships with young people, as well as live their values. The session will also provide participants with skills to hold a restorative conversation, allowing young people to repair the harm that has been caused by conflict and move on without resentment.


“This is one of the best training courses I’ve ever attended, it was transformative and encourage me to look at myself as a professional and person.” Julie – Forest School Leader

“Andrew had a really in-depth knowledge of RA and was able to answer any questions.” – John, NQT

The style of delivery was excellent; knowledgeable, fun, engaging and approachable.” Jenni – Deputy Headteacher

Facilitator Biography

Andrew Earl has been a teacher and leader for over 15 years. He was the Headteacher of a primary school in Salford, serving a community with high levels of need. He now educates adults and children about the power of relational working. His knowledge of restorative practice and non-violent communication means he can expertly facilitate others to identify their feelings and needs. Having taught in every Primary year group, as well as in a forest school, he offers a compelling vision for the transformative nature of empathetic education. Teaching and leading in marginal communities across Greater Manchester, working with vulnerable families and young people, has provided Andrew with a unique professional experience. His passion and commitment to overcoming social inequality is infectious. His current role as restorative lead practitioner in Stockport has led to him to new connections with colleagues secondary settings, social care and domestic abuse prevention. Andrew conducts facilitated repair meetings between families and schools when significant harm has been caused and brings this insight into his training. A desire to bring people together, connect through shared values and close the empathy gap is what inspires him to train and connect with other practitioners.

Alliance for Learning
Cavendish Road, Bowdon
Altrincham WA14 2NL
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