Each year, the amount of time and money lost by headteachers and governors trying to resolve conflicts between parents and staff is enormous. This frequently results in rising stress levels and attention is taken away from the day to day running if the school. Education and Learning Mediation Services are here to help.
- What is mediation?
Mediation is a voluntary, non-confrontational resolution process whereby impartial, trained persons help to overcome a dispute between two or more persons by enabling them to talk about their situation, exchange their concerns and come up with ideas about how to move the dispute forward.
- How can mediation help my school?
We offer a free mediation service to all Devon schools and our service is also available to Devon academies at very reasonable rates.
- Who are Education and Learning Mediation Services?
Education and Learning Mediation Services are made up of three experienced Mediators. The team has achieved great success within a variety of schools and organisations, managing and resolving conflicts of every nature:
Roger Morris – Mediation Co-ordinator
Roger is a former Royal Marine and retired Fire Service Officer. While serving with Devon Fire and Rescue Service, Roger successfully introduced mediation as a conflict management tool.
Roger has been working as a mediator since 2001 within various organisations, which include The Fire Service, Police, Probation, Plymouth City Council, Restorative Justice from Crown Courts and Devon County Council.
Di Brice – Mediator
Di has been a mediator since 2007 and has worked in a number of settings including Probation Service, Devon County Council, Social Services, Torbay Council, CAMHS and Plymouth City Council. Most of her experience has been in schools, where being a former headteacher has proven to be very useful.
Brendon Harcourt – Mediator
Brendan’s career has been within various branches of education and he has worked in the field of Mediation since 2007. He also undertakes works within Restorative Justice and presently works three days per week at Braunton Academy in the role of Restorative Approaches Facilitator.
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