Senior Leaders’ Webinar 4: Restorative and Relational Based Practice 

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Senior Leaders’ Webinar 4: Restorative and Relational Based Practice led by Mark Finnis

Restorative and relational based practice describe a way of being, an underpinning ethos, which enables us to build and maintain healthy relationships, resolve difficulties and repair harm when relationships breakdown.

Mark is the founder and director of L30 Restorative Systems, who have created an explicit framework which embodies the principles, values and practices of the philosophy of restorative and relational practice. L30 is founded on the principles of working ‘with’ people, rather than doing ‘to’ or ‘for’ others. When we work with and alongside people, rather than make decisions about them in isolation, outcomes and impact are so much greater.

The key learning points for the webinar are:

  • An introduction to the concepts and philosophy of restorative practice
  • Consider your practice
  • The importance of building connection and investing in social capital – a relational model
  • An overview of the social discipline window – a model of challenge and support
  • Restorative language and questions
  • Planning and reflection time

This new and innovative approach is designed to deliver practical skills based learning that will promote and embed practice.

The format for the programme is based on action learning principles, learning, questioning, reflecting and building on current strengths.  I will use restorative principles to assist participants in clarifying group protocols, giving direct input and facilitating group reflection.

It has been specifically designed to support online learning about working restoratively. The approach to learning will be a combination of presentations, interactive discussions and group and personal exercises. The emphasis will be on engagement and using the skills and knowledge of the whole group.

All of the training that is delivered will provide delegates with the practical skills & underpinning knowledge, enabling them to use these immediately on completion of training.

All training fits with National Standards for Restorative Practitioners and the Best Practice Guidance document for 2012.

DATE: Monday 30th November 2020

TIME: 10:00-11:00am

We will be using Zoom (online video conferencing software) to host this online event. If you have not used Zoom previously, you may need to download the Zoom software either to a laptop, PC, tablet or smartphone, prior to joining. When you have booked your place a link will be emailed to you, within 48 hours of the webinar, with further instructions about how to join the event.

The session will also be recorded and afterwards an edited version will be shared with those schools that have booked a place.



COST: £70 for non-subscribing schools

This webinar forms part of the Gateway Alliance – Senior Leaders’ Network CPD subscription. Schools that have purchased this subscription have 1 FREE place on the live event.

We are delighted to announce that Warwickshire County Council, Education Services have funded access to 3 of the 7 Gateway Alliance Senior Leaders’ Online Webinars this academic year for all Warwickshire schools. If you are a Warwickshire school you should have received a voucher code (this was sent out to schools on the 4th September edition of HeadsUp). Please enter this code at check-out to claim your FREE place at any 3 of these webinars (to view the other webinars please click here and search subject ‘senior leaders’). If you have not received the voucher code please contact us.

For all non-Warwickshire schools, access to this live event costs £70 per person. This INCLUDES a copy of the recorded webinar for use in your own school afterwards.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02476 347697 or email:

Mark Finnis 

Mark is one of the UK’s leading exponents of restorative practice and in 2019 he received the Chris Donovan Trust’s Restorative Practice Champion award in recognition of his work. Since the mid-nineties he has been working alongside colleagues, children, young people and families in a range of settings, and he firmly believes that relationships are at the heart of everything we do. With many years’ experience of working with schools, local government agencies and social services, he is in demand as a speaker and trainer – helping organisations adopt restorative practices in a way that is practical and achievable and that never loses sight of the children and young people they are all aiming to serve.

This training will be run using Zoom.  You can access a zoom meeting on a laptop, phone or tablet.  To enter the session you need to click the link that is emailed to you and the trainer will let you in.

Attending a this virtual training session is different from traditional face to face training.   In order to get the most out of this session please can you do the following:

  • Log in to the session before it is due to start as it sometimes takes a while for Zoom to launch.
  • Check you have sound and microphone working before the session starts.
  • If you do not enter the session immediately, please wait.  The trainer will know you are in a virtual waiting room.
  • There is a task bar at the bottom, set microphones to mute, press space bar to speak.
  • Make sure your video is enabled.
  • The trainer may not be able to see everyone, so have the chat function open.
  • Use the chat function if you are having difficulty hearing/contributing.
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