Angry Learners and Restorative Cultures for Primary Staff

  • Open to all primary staff
  • Join Ollie Frith for a practical, innovative, and transformative training session on anger and restorative Practice

How do you explain anger to the children? Is your approach consistent? Do you have a common understanding of anger? Do all your colleagues explain anger in the same way? Is there a common language adopted by staff and students?

Ollie will show you how to work with angry learners, how to adopt innovative approaches for the most difficult behaviours and develop more productive interventions.

What happens after the anger is also critical. Shift the culture of your classroom, department, or school towards truly restorative practice. Learn how some schools have left pure punishment behind and accelerated improvements in behaviour.


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Ollie Frith – Head of Training – Pivotal Education Ltd

Ollie is a Teacher, Trainer, Facilitator and Performer. Following his theatre degree at St Mary’s University, Ollie taught Performing Arts and Drama in secondary schools as well as co-founding a Street Theatre Company Absolute Characters. Ollie then set up an education company delivering inspiring and motivational workshops for students in Primary and Secondary schools and FE colleges.

Having worked in a multitude of educational settings, with a whole range of different learners; from the highly motivated to the most challenging and layered students. Ollie has always continued to develop work in independent learning as well as student engagement.  Ollie has spent over 15 years working in challenging schools developing approaches to improve the way adults communicate with learners.

Ollie has been Head of Training at Pivotal since 2016,  where he has been developing a highly competent and progressive training team. Ollie has also been contributing to the evolution of the Pivotal Curriculum and the Pivotal online platform. Ollie also manages to fit in time to deliver training in Behaviour, Teacher as Performer, Restorative Approaches and Learner Engagement as well as ensuring he keeps a foot in the classroom by creating opportunities to still work with children.

In his spare time, Ollie enjoys performing as a street entertainer and has found doing this a helpful way to further develop rapport skills and intuitive responses. Most recently, Ollie has completed his FA Level 1 coaching qualification, and now coaches an Under 13’s girl football team. Being a trained performer, Ollie has a lively and energetic approach to his training.  Ollie believes that through positive rapport and thoughtful communication, great things can be achieved.

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