The Peer Mediation Network is a group of organisations, professionals and educators collaborating to foster best practice in conflict resolution for young people by young people.

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The Peer Mediation Network holds meetings to exchange learning, ideas and best practice. We hold skillshares to learn about new resources and approaches.

Join us for an exciting meeting and skillshare on 8 November 2019, London. | RSVP (Free): ellisb@quaker.org.uk We will hear updates from Peer Mediation Network about joint projects and achievements from across the network and discuss joint projects, followed by a skillshare from Dr Alison Benson who will share her research on the impact of peer mediation. She writes: "I will unpack the empirical paper from my doctoral thesis and I hope we can explore together how my research fits with your own experiences.  First, I hope to explain the set-up of the well-established peer mediation secondary school programme that was the focus of my research. Of course, each school and each peer mediation programme have subtle (and sometimes not-so-subtle) differences, so I hope this will help set my research within a context. Next, I will walk you through the process of data collection and data analysis. Then, crucially, I will talk through my key findings, including perceptions of the programme...

Join this exciting PMN featuring learning about grassroots conflict resolution in schools and a skillshare on becoming a peace-building school with leader and author in restorative practice Terence Bevington. Hosted by CRESST. 12 June 2019 | 11-4pm | Sheffield. Click for more information.

The next Network meeting will take place 11am-4pm on 18th March 2019 at Friends House, Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ.

This includes a morning Network Meeting and an afternoon skillshare beginning at 1.30pm.

Skillshare: How coaching supports peer medication with Jo Castro

During the workshop I would like to share my experiences around establishing quality peer mediation and the ways in which adults can support the pupils’ work. I will talk about how developing adult’s and children’s coaching skills will enable them to support and build upon the great work of the mediators and encourage solution focused conversations on the playground and in the classroom.

About Jo

"I have taught for 18 years, mainly, in East London. For eight of those years I was an Assistant Head of a primary school. During this time, I completed a post graduate certificate in Coaching Psychology at UEL and I trained in Brief Solution Focused coaching. Alongside two colleagues I led coaching training throughout the school for...

The next Network meeting will take place 11am-4pm on 19th November 2018 at Friends House, Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ. This includes a morning Network Meeting and an afternoon skillshare beginning at 1.30pm.

Young Talk skillshare |  1.30-3.30pm

Sarah Welsh of Scottish Mediation will share the progress of the Young Talk project, developing sustainable mediation in Scottish primary and secondary schools. Sarah will share the new mobile phone App being developed for use in Scottish schools.

The meeting is a chance for educators and trainers to exchange learning and resources. At this meeting, we will launch the new Training Recognition for peer mediaiton with the College of Mediators.

RSVP: ellisb@quaker.org.uk 

The next Network meeting will take place 11am-4.30pm on 6th March 2018 at Friends House, Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ.

The meeting is a chance for educators to exchange learning and resources.

RSVP: peaceedu@quaker.org.uk 

This is a Save-the-Date- more information on the programme and skill share will follow.

The venue is Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London N10LG

The next meeting of the Peer Mediation Network will be on 13th June.

Venue: Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London

10.15 | Arrival and refreshments

10.30-1pm | Business Meeting for PMN members

2-4pm | Workshop:Positive Peace in Schools with Hilary Cremin and Terence Bevington

A fresh and challenging perspective on 

the question of conflict, violence and peace in schools. 

Drawing on the most up-to-date theory and research

from the field of Peace and Conflict Studies in their new book, Hilary and Terence will take us through the purpose and structure of the book and facilitate a mini skill-share based on ideas from the book. They will explore the concept of positive peace, and how the dimensions of 

peace-keeping, peace-making and peace-building can be robustly applied in schools.

4.30-5.30pm  | Book reading and signing with refreshments, Quaker Centre Bookshop

RSVP to some or all of this workshop: peacecoord@quaker.org.uk | Facebook Event 

28th March 2017 , 11-4pm, CRESST, Sheffield| Skill share: Youth Resolving Conflict

If you're interested in joining us for the next PMN Meeting, you're very welcome.

Please RSVP to ellisb@quaker.org.uk

The skillshare focuses on CRESST's Youth Resolving Conflict (YRC) project. This is a whole school approach to conflict resolution. It allows secondary schools to empower young people with the strategies they need for dealing with conflict: meeting the needs of students while freeing up teacher time for academic learning.

This Peer Mediation Network meeting will be hosted by Leap Confronting Conflict and feature a presentation about Rights Respecting Schools Awards from Frances Bestley of UNICEF UK.

When: 1st November

Time: 11-4pm

Where: 
Leap Confronting Conflict
Wells House (Unit 7)
5 – 7 Wells Terrace
Finsbury Park
London, N4 3JU
 

If you're interested in joining us for the next PMN Meeting, you're very welcome. RSVP to ellisb@quaker.org.uk

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