About the book
Independent Thinking On Restorative Practice:
Building relationships, improving behaviour and creating stronger communities
This is first and foremost a book about relationships.
I'm proud to share with you that 'Independent thinking on Restorative Practice' is now an Amazon number 1 best seller.
This is a book about compassion.
This is a book about behaviour.
This is a book about behaviours.
This is a book about change.
This is a book about children and young people.
This is a book about leadership, whatever your role.
This is a book about communities.
This is a book about collaboration.
This is a book about restorative practice.
Put all these things together and you have a vision of restorative practice. Do them all and you have restorative practice in action.
A practical and inspiring introduction to the use of restorative and relational based practice aimed at anyone working with children, young people, families and across communities.
Drawing on his many years’ experience of working with schools, social services and local government across the country, Mark shares all you need to know about what restorative practice is, how it works, where to start and the many benefits of embedding it in any school or organisation that genuinely has people at its heart.
From using circles to build connections, belong and community. To the power of doing things ‘with’ (and not ‘to’ or ‘for’) children and young people and adults, to moving your values off lanyards and posters and into the lived experience of every member of your school or organisation , readers will discover how restorative and relational practice – when done well – can be transformative.
What people are saying about the book
This new independent thinking publication on Restorative Practice has absolute resonance in the delivery of any people services anywhere in the world.Jacky Tiotto, Chief Executive, Cafcass (Children and Families Court Advisory and Support Service)
Mark is a master of his craft – and with this book you will be a master of yours.He is quite simply the don of restorative practice.Paul Dix, behaviour specialist, WhenTheAdultsChange.com
For any teacher or school leader, this is the handbook you are looking for on restorative practice.Jennifer M. Knussen, Head Teacher, Pitteuchar East Primary School
In short, anyone interested in the power of human relationships to enable change to happen will find material in this book to help them.Andy Couldrick, Chief Executive, Birmingham Children’s Trust
If you truly want to embrace relationships as the heartbeat of your school culture, then this book will show you how. This really is a book to change hearts and minds.Dave Whitaker, Director of Learning, Wellspring Academy Trust
If you are new to restorative practice, this book is a welcome and timely introduction to restorative from one of the UK’s leading trainers.Nigel Richardson, CBE, former director of Children’s Services
His writing is quite simply a groundbreaking dive into the importance of relationships, humanity and compassion.Chris Dyson, Head Teacher, Parklands Primary School
Mark’s writing serves up a ‘chicken soup’ for the soul. We will definitely be buying a copy for all of our MAT’s leaders.Kate Davies, CEO, White Woods Primary Academy Trust
In Independent Thinking on Restorative Practice he takes you through working restoratively in a way that leaves you wondering why you didn’t do it sooner and why you didn’t read the book quicker!Lucie Lakin, Principal, Carr Manor Community School, Executive Head Teacher, Wetherby High School