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Adapting Restorative Practices for Students with Additional Needs

This seminar is right for you if: A School Leader responsible for student management, a Primary or Secondary Classroom Teacher or a new or beginning teacher.


ISV Seminar Room 


Independent Schools Victoria40 Rosslyn StreetWest Melbourne VIC 3003 


Wednesday, 23 October 2019 – 9:30 am to 3:30 pm 


$295 – Member Schools Price (excl. GST)

$420 – Standard Price (excl. GST)


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Program Description: 

Schools that have implemented restorative practices in mainstream classes have found great success in repairing relationships and reconnecting people in the wake of harmful behaviours. The question most often asked by classroom teachers, support staff and administrators is, ‘how can we differentiate restorative approaches and be even more inclusive to support and engage students with learning needs?’ It is important that we respect every student’s capacity and ability to resolve their own social problems. The whole-school uptake of restorative practices demands more than teachers learning skills and using a script for a restorative chat or conference. This one-day workshop will explore how to differentiate restorative practices for students with additional needs. 

Learning Outcomes: 

  • develop restorative responses that incorporate differentiated strategies to meet the specific  needs of students across the full range of abilities 
  • design and implement restorative behaviour interventions that support the participation and learning of students and address relevant areas of student engagement and wellbeing policies 
  • establish and implement inclusive and positive interactions to engage and support all students in classroom activities 
  • how to prepare young people with additional needs for a restorative meeting 
  • how teachers and school staff can use the REPAIR (Restorative Practice and Special Needs, Nick Burnett and Margaret Thorsborne, 2015) framework for decision making when working with students with learning needs. 

Presenter Information – David Vinegrad 

David Vinegrad is a well-known presenter with extensive experience in the area of behaviour management, both nationally and internationally. He has highly developed skills as a facilitator, trainer and presenter, and is widely recognised as an international expert on restorative justice and behaviour management. David has played a major role in the introduction of restorative practice into schools in Australia and internationally. He is an experienced counsellor and mediator, including high level management of critical incidents and school-based trauma. David has over 30 years of experience working with teachers and students in a variety of diverse educational settings, undertaking and developing a wide range of roles, including his recent work in Japan and Brazil.