Young people on a knife edge

My blog this week wasn’t going to be around knives and all week I have sat deliberating whether to continue the debate around the tragic events that we’ve all seen and read in the media over the last 10 days.

Whether it’s the three young men within 2 miles in Birmingham or the two teenagers from Manchester and East London once again the debate around who’s to blame and who has the solution continues to rage but one thing for sure is we cannot continue to address this issue the same way.

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About our Community Expert

Raymond Douglas
Community Expert

Raymond Douglas is one of the UK’s leading thinkers and “doers” around working with at-risk pupils and young people. A prolific trainer and curriculum developer he has created numerous intervention programs tackling youth conflict & violence aiming to reduce the number of those at risk of life-threatening behaviour involving guns, gangs, knife crime & extremism.

Ray has been an approved trainer for governmental departments and currently delivers within schools colleges, universities and prisons. Ray has spoken at TEDx and has worked nationally and internationally training & advising schools and local authorities around reducing systemic youth violence.

Today his Minus Violence program reaches over 10,000 young people & pupils per year and 2019 see the release of his first book Gangs Kitchen.

The Blame Games and Student Behaviour

“We can curse the darkness or shine a light”

A Headteacher once said to me she knew when a new video game had been released because there was a spike in absences and lateness the day after!

Interesting thought really especially as both teachers and parents alike currently glaze over when they hear the word fortnight; to the extent that one primary school recently banned any mention of it in the classroom.

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Free Webinar – Tackling School-Aged Violence

Tackling School-Aged Violence with Raymond Douglas | Tuesday 05 February 2019 | Online

 

Event description

In this webinar, Ray Douglas will share tools and strategies on how to respond effectively to the increase in pupils involved in life-threatening behaviour relating to knives, gangs and systemic youth violence.

 

What will be covered?

  • Addressing violence beyond citizenship and enrichment days.
  • The importance of real-time inset and CPD for all staff.
  • How to become a peace informed school.
  • Engaging parents and school communities.
  • Working with pupils most at risk.

Who’s it for?

SLT ’s, DSL’s, Pastoral & P.S.H.E leads, Learning Mentors, Behaviour Managers Heads of Year, Enrichment coordinators.

When will the event take place?

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Date: Tuesday 05 February 2019
Time:
 7:00pm – 7:45pm

Location: Online

Click here to register for free.