Evidence shows that implementing and sustaining a student-led, whole school approach to resolving conflict impacts positively on the behaviour and welfare of pupils and provides important life skills to young people.
We conduct detailed case studies for all our active partner schools. The data collected illustrates how students and staff who involved with CRESST training develop their skills in active listening, effective communication and being able to make positive interventions for themselves and others when conflict occurs.
Our introductory lessons in conflict resolution are delivered to whole year groups and student and teacher feedback from 1000s of attendees indicates that the lessons are overwhelmingly experienced as engaging, useful and fun.
The positive effects of having student-led mediation and conflict management schemes are highlighted in comments made by all levels of the school community, from Ofsted and Governance to Senior Leaders, staff, students and parents: