Training & Development

Restorativeschools offer a diverse range of training, consulting and professional development opportunities across the education sector and wider community. These involve both scheduled and customised workshops and programmes, directly focused on the needs of the client and their setting.

We pride ourselves in our highly interactive, practical approaches, embedded in up to the minute research, designed to meet specific need.

With over 40 years of combined experience of teaching, working with young people and with groups of all ages in both New Zealand and abroad, we bring a wealth of experience and skill to this field.

See the 'Training Hub' for upcoming training dates and opportunities.

An example of our training structures are outlined below - for further information on training design and cost structures, please contact Greg & Rich at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Workshops & Training Packages

Core training workshops

Relational learning – best practice

(1 hour to  ½ day sessions)

Exploring effective learning environments and ways of building strong learning relationships within classrooms. 

Introduction to Restorative Practices

(1 hour to 1 day sessions)

An overview of the restorative philosophy and an introduction to the key principles of restorative practices and the variety of approaches within a school setting. 

Restorative Practices – A change of heart

(2 – 3 day training workshops)

An in depth exploration of the philosophy of restorative practices, investigation of the effectiveness  of traditional approaches to behaviour management. Interactive practice based sessions focussing on the different levels of restorative conversations,  conferencing and restorative approaches within a school or workplace setting. 

Implementing Restorative Practices into your school and workplace

(½ day – 1+ day workshops)

Developing a vision, a restorative team, and a strategic approach, tailored to schools contexts and cultures. A focus on creating staff buy-in, building relational capacity,  and working towards sustainability of restorative approaches in a school, workplace and wider community.


Further workshop opportunities

Cultural Responses and approaches to Restorative Practices

Youth Development

Circle time – making it work

Classroom conferencing

Strengthening your restorative conversation

Facilitating the full community conference - 2 day

Broad of trustees – Introduction to RP – working with the governors

Senior Management & RP development teams – Strategic planning & consultation

Trouble shooting – when things go 'pear shaped'


Training packages

We specialise in developing ongoing approaches to professional development and more extensive training packages to meet the needs of your school and workplace in embedding practices and supporting sustainability.

Our workshops are highly regarded as some of the best professional development participants have experienced. Participants are consistently inspired to reflect on their practice and take bold steps towards making a difference in their workplaces and communities. 


See the 'Training Hub' for upcoming training dates and opportunities


Our training structures are outlined above and for further information on training design and cost structures, please contact Greg & Rich at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Contact Greg & Rich on


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Past & Current Clients 

Some of schools and organisations that we have worked with include: 

  • Kaiapoi High School
  • Aranui High School
  • Linwood College
  • Riccarton High School
  • Greymouth High school
  • Gore High School
  • Howick College - Auckland
  • Ministry of Education
  • Kaiapoi North Primary School
  • Woodend Primary School
  • North Loburn Primary School
  • North Canterbury Cluster
  • Student Engagement Initiatives - Principal Training
  • North Canterbury Principals
  • Middle management - Pastoral care development
  • Singaporean School Leaders & Principals - Singapore
  • Te Poutama Arahi Rangatahi