Training them how to treat us

Teachers are now busily planning for a productive 2020.  The kids are coming! This focus on lessons, curriculum, pedagogy and assessment is commendable, but is unseen by the hoardes of parents who think that you’re still on holidays.   Parents eh.  For all of the planning and professional expertise they remain as one of the…

A new frontier in Teacher Education

We’re so excited to introduce you to Amy Green who is commencing just next week with us in a newly created role – Associate Director (Teacher Education). We could spend an inordinate amount of time writing in this newsletter our carefully crafted vision for supporting teachers as they commence their careers in an equally rewarding…

Being a Worthy Citizen.

In schools, we often measure our success by numbers, data and results. This alone, isn’t enough and the recent bushfire devastation has reminded me of this. It doesn’t matter what part of our wonderful country you live in, there is no doubt you would be touched in some way by the horrific tragedy of the…

Support and connection.

Support and connection.  These are the hallmarks of The Inner Circle. Support, in that you’ll be walking the next 12-months of implementing Restorative Practices … with me.  Having done this as a School Leader and Principal myself and with dozens of Australian schools since, I get the obstacles and the know the pathways around those…

Ok … that escalated quickly!

At time of writing to you, there are only FOUR places left in the very first intake of The Inner Circle, commencing on February 1st 2020.  So, essentially, this Newsletter is a rather not-so-subtle hint to submit an immediate Expression Of Interest at this link – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/rstheinnercircle The Inner Circle is a 12-month Mentoring Program designed…

Restorative Practices done right.

Today, I’d like to introduce you to The Inner Circle. In a nutshell, The Inner Circle is a 12-month Mentoring Program designed to meaningfully support school leaders who: are looking to establish Restorative Practices as the foundation of their School Culture. are existing Real Schools Partners looking for greater implementation support. are former Real Schools…

When and how did it start?

Jayden is one of my favourite success stories from a career of practicing restoratively – but that success didn’t come easily or instantly. Battling Tourette’s Syndrome and a healthy appettite for general playing up, Jayden always ensured that I, as AP in charge of Behaviour & Wellbeing, had something to chat with him about. Mostly…

Increase The Collisions

If you are reading this article, it’s probably because you are the working in a school or have an interest in education so I don’t need to waste your time telling you how busy the school environment can be. If you’re in education, you get it. It’s crazy and fast paced. What I am on…