Just Beez offers a 4 day course in Restorative Approaches to Conflict in Schools. The course covers:

  • Understanding the nature of schooling and discipline.
  • What are restorative approaches?
  • Whole school approaches to conflict resolution
  • Classroom management
  • Training students to be peer-mediators
  • Evaluating peer mediation meaningfully

No previous experience is necessary.

To book a place on this course please see our 'courses' page.

Bespoke training and consultancy services are also available upon enquiry.


Frequently asked questions

Q. What are restorative approaches?

A. A punitive approach looks to the past to judge who is at blame and who needs to be reprimanded. A restorative approach commonly attempts to bring people together to understand what has happened and create solutions together so that relationships are harmonious in the future.

Q. What is peer mediation?

A. Peer mediation is a process whereby young people are trained to help students the same age or younger identify solutions to their conflict for themselves.

Q. What evidence supports the value of restorative approaches?

A. Restorative justice has a phenomenol rate of success with adults when compared to punishment. It has been shown that young people are more likely to keep agreements they make themselves, which has an impact of reducing minor conflict and saving teacher time and energy. Young people also learn key life skills by learning to resolve conflict.

Q. Is my school ready for such a course?

A Research shows that a whole school approach is essential to successful restorative approaches in schools. Therefore your school needs to be actively promoting a culture synergetic with this approach or wishing to move in this direction with support.

Q. Are restorative approaches effective?

A. Restorative approaches view punishment as ineffective as it damages relationships and young people tend to behave only through fear and still repeat the same mistakes. A restorative approach is solutions focused, attempts to heal/transform relationships and are more effective in the long term because they build upon agreements that aim to break the cylcle of mistake making.