Restorative Practices help develop and sustain strong and happy school communities by actively developing positive relationships, preventing the escalation of conflict and providing a creative and effective means of handling conflict when it occurs. This seminar will: 

  • give an overview of Restorative Practice
  • provide practical tips for getting started and
  • will inspire you to try using Restorative Practice and your own school


Facilitator: Richie Walsh

Richie Walsh has worked in education for the past 36 years. Having been a class teacher for 12 years and a Teaching Principal in an inner city school Dublin for four years, Richie has been Principal of St. Mark’s Senior National School in Tallaght for the last 20 years.

He is a qualified Life Coach and a School Leadership Mentor with the Centre for School Leadership. For the past seven years he has been a Restorative Practice (RP) Practitioner and RP Trainer working with many school communities, teachers, SNAs and parents. At present, he delivers an RP Elective to Fourth Year and Post-graduate students in Maynooth University, Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education.


Facilitator: Niamh Fowler

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