April 2020 Restorative Practice and Special Needs: A Practical Guide to Working Restoratively with Young People - 21st April - 23rd June 2020

A 10 week on-line course to support the knowledge and implementation of key ideas.

Nick Burnett and Marg Thorsborne, co-authors of ‘Restorative Practice and Special Needs: A Practical Guide to Working Restoratively with Young People’ have developed an on-line course to support knowledge and implementation of the ideas contained within the book.

Restorative Practice (RP) is being used increasingly in different settings - and using RP with those who have Special Needs requires a modified approach. This practical on-line course explains how RP can be adapted for those with additional needs and to see real improvement in behaviour and learning. It gives participants direct access to the authors as well as being able to access a number of case studies where RP has been successfully adapted to the needs of a range of students.

The coursework will be based on the text, roughly one chapter of content per week, and will involve a combination of online face-to-face contact, video, readings, reflection and case studies. To get the most out of this learning, participants would need to commit 1-2 hours per week for the content weeks. A course forum for participants is available to connect with each other and the authors around practical issues and the sharing of useful ideas.

Content is delivered over a period of 10 weeks and begins with an introductory live webinar with the authors. Two other live webinars are scheduled mid-course and in the final week.


Your Instructor


Marg Thorsborne
Marg Thorsborne

Margaret Thorsborne, is the Managing Director of Margaret Thorsborne & Associates & Thorsborne and Associates UK. She is committed to improving the way people relate to each other in their workplaces & other communities by providing processes that allow often deeply negative feelings to be gradually transformed into cooperation. As relationships are restored, job satisfaction, morale & productivity improve.

This commitment to healthy relationships can also be found in her work with schools to improve they way they work with young people in responding to wrongdoing, creating healthier and safer communities.

She consults to public & private sector businesses & organisations for workplace relationships & the management of high-level conflict & inappropriate behaviour.


Nick Burnett loves learning and sharing his learning to have a measurable impact back in schools.

He is an experienced and accomplished Coach, Consultant, Author and Presenter. In addition to being Co-Director of Positive Creative Solutions, he is also the Director of Co-Creativity and Design for Next Level Greatness, Managing Director of Nick Burnett CCP, and Director of Team-Teach Asia Pacific.
He has run training for well over 5000 people in the last 13 years, presented at a number of conferences, and has written for a wide range of publications, including (co)authoring books on Leadership and Special Education Provision, Reducing Risk and Restraint in Asia Pacific, and Working Restoratively in Special Education.

Prior to this he was recognised as an excellent leader of an all-age, large Special School Provision in the UK.

Course Curriculum


  Week 1: The basics of RP: philosophy, processes, continuum
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  Week 2: Developing Social and Emotional Competence, and RP skills
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  Week 3: Biological underpinnings of emotion
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  Week 4: Challenges, Implications and Possible Adaptations
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  Week 5: Case Studies
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  Week 6: Case Studies
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  Week 7: RP and Physical Interventions
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  Week 8: Working with parents and staff and developing a whole school approach
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