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Siriol Burford

Siriol Burford

Associate

Siriol Burford is currently an Associate of Wales Restorative Approaches Partnership. Siriol is an education and wellbeing strategic development advisor, schools based intervention and materials co-producer and specialist trainer. She is passionate about restorative approaches, and believes it is the best way to ensure a whole school approach to a successful, contented, and relationships focussed learning community. Siriol has worked restoratively as a principle all her working life, receiving formal training in restorative approaches in 2011, with several additional restorative courses, restorative facilitation and group work delivery, and school training experiences since then. Most recently, Siriol has helped develop a healthy relationships curriculum focusing on addressing domestic abuse with schools, using restorative approaches principles and techniques.

Siriol has been a teacher for 28 years, and most recently a senior leader in schools. Siriol cares passionately about the wellbeing of pupils. She started her professional life as a teacher of Religious Studies after reading a degree in Theology at the University of North Wales, Bangor. She taught in several schools, before becoming a Deputy Headteacher of Wellbeing in Welsh medium schools, winning a community award for her anti- bullying strategies at Ysgol Plasmawr. Siriol helped lead the Michaelston and Glyn Derw Federation initial developments in the West of Cardiff.

Developing an ethos of respect and harmony is at the root of Siriol’s philosophy as a wellbeing senior leader. She has worked with many agencies to improve the quality of pupil’s lives. Over the last fifteen years, Siriol has worked with many pupils to improve their emotional literacy, especially through leadership skills and opportunities. This work included peer mentoring, counselling, and developing a host of other enrichment pupil activities such as becoming healthy relationship leaders, sports leaders, nutrition leaders, as well as academic leaders. This work has gained recognition by Welsh Government and Local Government. She regularly works with third sector agencies to ensure the safeguarding of young people. Siriol has recently become an Estyn Team schools Inspector, specialising in wellbeing.

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Ruth Smith

Ruth Smith

Associate

Ruth has over 25 years’ experience of working in the Further Education sector as a manager, teacher and assessor, including lecturing on and managing the Post Graduate Certificate in Education.

Ruth has a Master’s degree in Education and has carried out research into teaching strategies which promote the transfer of skills taught in the classroom to the workplace. She strongly believes that the learner should be at the centre of the learning experience and teaching should be carried out in a supportive yet challenging environment.

Prior to this Ruth completed a Degree in Economics, Politics and Social Policy at the University of Leeds before training as a Commercial Underwriter with a major insurer in London. Ruth has written training materials and worked as an examiner, distance tutor and assessor for the Chartered Insurance Institute. She is a past President of the Insurance Institute of Cardiff and, currently, Young Achiever Officer.

More recently Ruth has completed Restorative Practices training and is an Associate with the Welsh Restorative Approaches Partnership.

Ruth is now an education consultant and trainer working in a range of sectors.

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Karen Marsh

Karen Marsh

Associate

Karen has worked as a therapist, counsellor and trainer for 25 years using the motivational interviewing approach. Karen is qualified in psychology, counselling, supervision and teaching.

Karen has an extensive experience of working within the substance misuse field, mental health services, social services and education. She has spent the last ten years balancing her part time employment in a secondary school in Cardiff as a counselling psychologist with her own private practice delivering training and supervision and offering private therapy.
Karen believes that empathy, warmth and compassion are essential qualities for working with people. She believes individuals are the experts of their own lives and that everyone has the capacity to change provided their own motivation is drawn from them rather than help being done to them. Karen has huge experience of working with every age range, from primary school to older adults. She has therapeutically helped people with a wide range of issues including substance misuse, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, bereavement and life changes. Karen has provided tailor made training and supervision to many groups including substance misuse teams, social services teams of child and family practitioners and older adult services, school staff teams, health professionals and educational welfare and family support workers

Karen is also an associate with Wales Restorative Approaches Partnership.

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Pierre Codron

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Pierre Codron

Associate

Pierre is a qualified secondary teacher and a trained restorative trainer and practitioner. For the last 15 years, He has been a head of year in a comprehensive school in Cardiff where the restorative ethos and policies have enhanced the school’s outcomes and the relationships between staff and pupils. Pierre has spent the last 6 years rolling out the restorative programme in school heading one of the expert teams.

Pierre is currently training as a person-centred and psychodynamic counsellor in UWE in Bristol and runs his own well-being practice in Cardiff. He will embark on a two year post graduate diploma in September 2017 studying Gestalt as well as deepening his knowledge of the other 2 theories.

Pierre has also experienced working in the prison setting as a mentor for PACT Through the Gate Mentoring in helping resettling ex-offenders into their community after completing their sentences at either HMPs Cardiff, Bridgend or Eastwood Park.

Recently, Pierre has taken a position at a local mentoring charity where he coordinates volunteer mentors and ensures a good match with potential vulnerable mentees from all backgrounds and aged between 5 and 28. He also provides induction and training for the volunteer mentors and assists them setting up their mentoring relationship. As part of the role, Pierre also regularly mentors vulnerable and challenging young people in Cardiff and the Vale.

At Wales Restorative Approaches Partnership, Pierre is an associate and delivers restorative training as well as working as a sensitive and complex cases practitioner.

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Charlotte Llewellyn

Charlotte Llewellyn

Associate

Charlotte is currently an Associate of Wales Restorative Approaches Partnership. Throughout Charlotte’s career, relational work has always been central. Her background is in secondary school teaching and she has worked in various South Wales schools, including Willows High and St. Cyres School. Charlotte has also taught in Cardiff Prison, which is where she first came across Restorative Justice. She soon became involved as a tutor on the SORI project with Julia Holston Clark, a programme aimed to raise victim awareness and empathy in offenders. In conjunction with Victim Support, it also offered meetings between victims and offenders, the outcomes of which evidenced high victim satisfaction and a reduction of re-offending in offenders.

Since then Charlotte has been a restorative support worker at Eastern High School, helping pupils and staff manage relational difficulties and conflicts collaboratively and constructively. The centrality of building, maintaining and repairing relationships in restorative work prompted Charlotte to train as a counsellor and she is now a qualified therapeutic counsellor. Charlotte believes that this is something that greatly enhances her work, as well as equipping her to work independently as a counsellor, both in the voluntary sector and privately.

Read more >

Sadie Hayes

Sadie Hayes

Associate

Sadie has extensive experience of working with a wide range of people and in particular young people. Sadie adopts a holistic approach to her work by implementing therapeutic elements to group and individual sessions which are underpinned by a wholly restorative approach.

Since 2013, Sadie has worked for the Widening Participation Department of CAVC and was an employee of the original Community Outreach Team managed by Lorna Baldry. This team designed and delivered methods of bespoke community learning to young people with complex needs who had disengaged from mainstream education. Sadie designed and delivered a needs based personal development programme, worked restoratively with individuals and in some cases their families and supported other tutors in their sessions.

Through a partnership with CAVC and Cardiff Council, Sadie currently supports looked after young people who are on a work traineeship scheme. She carries out bespoke education sessions based on individual needs. Embedding a restorative and therapeutic approach to these sessions is crucial to address the complex issues faced by the young people. Sadie also provides one to one intervention for young people struggling on engagement and mainstream courses.

Sadie qualified as an NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) practitioner in 2013. She has her own practice and works with individuals of all ages, couples, families and external organisations - one of these is Women Connect First (WCF). Since 2014, Sadie has designed and delivered a bespoke personal development programme for young parents at WCF. In addition to the group sessions, Sadie undertakes one to one, couples and family intervention sessions. She has also liaised with social workers, family support workers and solicitors - writing court reports for child protection and asylum seeking cases when required.

Through CAVC, her own practice and WCF Sadie works (and has worked) with complex and sensitive cases that include; domestic abuse, mental health, depression, anxiety, bullying, self-harming, suicide intervention, probation and offending cases, sexuality issues, childhood abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, child protection issues, post-natal depression, asylum seekers, forced marriage, FGM, rape and exploitation.

Between 2012 and 2015, Sadie volunteered at Safer Wales and was involved with a number of projects and individuals – all complex and sensitive. She delivered group and individual sessions to girls who had been exploited or were at risk of exploitation; designed and delivered group and individual sessions for women on probation; supported victims of domestic abuse and worked individually with street workers. Sadie worked wholly restoratively with groups and individuals.

For six years, Sadie worked at The Women’s Workshop Training Centre and led on a number of projects. One of the main projects involved working with young parents. Sadie designed and delivered needs based on personal development sessions, undertook group tutorials, one to one support sessions, liaised with external agencies for recruitment and additional support, implemented a buddy training (peer mentoring) programme and was responsible for the education timetable. Sadie also led on two other projects - supporting women with mental health to return to education and a programme promoting education and physical activity to ESOL learners by designing a healthy living module (linking physical activity and nutrition to positive mental health), undertaking one to one support sessions, delivering bespoke personal development sessions, delivering physical activity sessions. With such diversity in needs, cultures and religions, Sadie worked restoratively with individuals, groups, families and communities.

In 2001, Sadie undertook a PGCE (graduated in 2003) and subsequently a BA in Post Compulsory Education (graduated with honours in 2005). Sadie undertook these whilst working as a health and fitness instructor and personal trainer. She worked in this industry for 17 years and implemented programmes for large & small groups as well as individuals in private health clubs, community and school settings.

In 2016, Sadie became an Associate Trainer and Practitioner with Wales Restorative Approaches Partnership and has worked with the lead trainers on a number of projects. She is committed to extending and developing her experience with WRAP.

Sadie has a passion for working with people and believes in not just doing things right but doing the right things. This reflects her core values and qualities which she adopts in her professional and personal life.

Read more >

Siriol Burford

Siriol Burford

Associate

Siriol Burford is currently an Associate of Wales Restorative Approaches Partnership. Siriol is an education and wellbeing strategic development advisor, schools based intervention and materials co-producer and specialist trainer. She is passionate about restorative approaches, and believes it is the best way to ensure a whole school approach to a successful, contented, and relationships focussed learning community. Siriol has worked restoratively as a principle all her working life, receiving formal training in restorative approaches in 2011, with several additional restorative courses, restorative facilitation and group work delivery, and school training experiences since then. Most recently, Siriol has helped develop a healthy relationships curriculum focusing on addressing domestic abuse with schools, using restorative approaches principles and techniques.

Siriol has been a teacher for 28 years, and most recently a senior leader in schools. Siriol cares passionately about the wellbeing of pupils. She started her professional life as a teacher of Religious Studies after reading a degree in Theology at the University of North Wales, Bangor. She taught in several schools, before becoming a Deputy Headteacher of Wellbeing in Welsh medium schools, winning a community award for her anti- bullying strategies at Ysgol Plasmawr. Siriol helped lead the Michaelston and Glyn Derw Federation initial developments in the West of Cardiff.

Developing an ethos of respect and harmony is at the root of Siriol’s philosophy as a wellbeing senior leader. She has worked with many agencies to improve the quality of pupil’s lives. Over the last fifteen years, Siriol has worked with many pupils to improve their emotional literacy, especially through leadership skills and opportunities. This work included peer mentoring, counselling, and developing a host of other enrichment pupil activities such as becoming healthy relationship leaders, sports leaders, nutrition leaders, as well as academic leaders. This work has gained recognition by Welsh Government and Local Government. She regularly works with third sector agencies to ensure the safeguarding of young people. Siriol has recently become an Estyn Team schools Inspector, specialising in wellbeing.

Ruth Smith

Ruth Smith

Associate

Ruth has over 25 years’ experience of working in the Further Education sector as a manager, teacher and assessor, including lecturing on and managing the Post Graduate Certificate in Education.

Ruth has a Master’s degree in Education and has carried out research into teaching strategies which promote the transfer of skills taught in the classroom to the workplace. She strongly believes that the learner should be at the centre of the learning experience and teaching should be carried out in a supportive yet challenging environment.

Prior to this Ruth completed a Degree in Economics, Politics and Social Policy at the University of Leeds before training as a Commercial Underwriter with a major insurer in London. Ruth has written training materials and worked as an examiner, distance tutor and assessor for the Chartered Insurance Institute. She is a past President of the Insurance Institute of Cardiff and, currently, Young Achiever Officer.

More recently Ruth has completed Restorative Practices training and is an Associate with the Welsh Restorative Approaches Partnership.

Ruth is now an education consultant and trainer working in a range of sectors.

Karen Marsh

Karen Marsh

Associate

Karen has worked as a therapist, counsellor and trainer for 25 years using the motivational interviewing approach. Karen is qualified in psychology, counselling, supervision and teaching.

Karen has an extensive experience of working within the substance misuse field, mental health services, social services and education. She has spent the last ten years balancing her part time employment in a secondary school in Cardiff as a counselling psychologist with her own private practice delivering training and supervision and offering private therapy.
Karen believes that empathy, warmth and compassion are essential qualities for working with people. She believes individuals are the experts of their own lives and that everyone has the capacity to change provided their own motivation is drawn from them rather than help being done to them. Karen has huge experience of working with every age range, from primary school to older adults. She has therapeutically helped people with a wide range of issues including substance misuse, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, bereavement and life changes. Karen has provided tailor made training and supervision to many groups including substance misuse teams, social services teams of child and family practitioners and older adult services, school staff teams, health professionals and educational welfare and family support workers

Karen is also an associate with Wales Restorative Approaches Partnership.

Pierre Codron

LinkedIn

Pierre Codron

Associate

Pierre is a qualified secondary teacher and a trained restorative trainer and practitioner. For the last 15 years, He has been a head of year in a comprehensive school in Cardiff where the restorative ethos and policies have enhanced the school’s outcomes and the relationships between staff and pupils. Pierre has spent the last 6 years rolling out the restorative programme in school heading one of the expert teams.

Pierre is currently training as a person-centred and psychodynamic counsellor in UWE in Bristol and runs his own well-being practice in Cardiff. He will embark on a two year post graduate diploma in September 2017 studying Gestalt as well as deepening his knowledge of the other 2 theories.

Pierre has also experienced working in the prison setting as a mentor for PACT Through the Gate Mentoring in helping resettling ex-offenders into their community after completing their sentences at either HMPs Cardiff, Bridgend or Eastwood Park.

Recently, Pierre has taken a position at a local mentoring charity where he coordinates volunteer mentors and ensures a good match with potential vulnerable mentees from all backgrounds and aged between 5 and 28. He also provides induction and training for the volunteer mentors and assists them setting up their mentoring relationship. As part of the role, Pierre also regularly mentors vulnerable and challenging young people in Cardiff and the Vale.

At Wales Restorative Approaches Partnership, Pierre is an associate and delivers restorative training as well as working as a sensitive and complex cases practitioner.

Charlotte Llewellyn

Charlotte Llewellyn

Associate

Charlotte is currently an Associate of Wales Restorative Approaches Partnership. Throughout Charlotte’s career, relational work has always been central. Her background is in secondary school teaching and she has worked in various South Wales schools, including Willows High and St. Cyres School. Charlotte has also taught in Cardiff Prison, which is where she first came across Restorative Justice. She soon became involved as a tutor on the SORI project with Julia Holston Clark, a programme aimed to raise victim awareness and empathy in offenders. In conjunction with Victim Support, it also offered meetings between victims and offenders, the outcomes of which evidenced high victim satisfaction and a reduction of re-offending in offenders.

Since then Charlotte has been a restorative support worker at Eastern High School, helping pupils and staff manage relational difficulties and conflicts collaboratively and constructively. The centrality of building, maintaining and repairing relationships in restorative work prompted Charlotte to train as a counsellor and she is now a qualified therapeutic counsellor. Charlotte believes that this is something that greatly enhances her work, as well as equipping her to work independently as a counsellor, both in the voluntary sector and privately.

Sadie Hayes

Sadie Hayes

Associate

Sadie has extensive experience of working with a wide range of people and in particular young people. Sadie adopts a holistic approach to her work by implementing therapeutic elements to group and individual sessions which are underpinned by a wholly restorative approach.

Since 2013, Sadie has worked for the Widening Participation Department of CAVC and was an employee of the original Community Outreach Team managed by Lorna Baldry. This team designed and delivered methods of bespoke community learning to young people with complex needs who had disengaged from mainstream education. Sadie designed and delivered a needs based personal development programme, worked restoratively with individuals and in some cases their families and supported other tutors in their sessions.

Through a partnership with CAVC and Cardiff Council, Sadie currently supports looked after young people who are on a work traineeship scheme. She carries out bespoke education sessions based on individual needs. Embedding a restorative and therapeutic approach to these sessions is crucial to address the complex issues faced by the young people. Sadie also provides one to one intervention for young people struggling on engagement and mainstream courses.

Sadie qualified as an NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) practitioner in 2013. She has her own practice and works with individuals of all ages, couples, families and external organisations - one of these is Women Connect First (WCF). Since 2014, Sadie has designed and delivered a bespoke personal development programme for young parents at WCF. In addition to the group sessions, Sadie undertakes one to one, couples and family intervention sessions. She has also liaised with social workers, family support workers and solicitors - writing court reports for child protection and asylum seeking cases when required.

Through CAVC, her own practice and WCF Sadie works (and has worked) with complex and sensitive cases that include; domestic abuse, mental health, depression, anxiety, bullying, self-harming, suicide intervention, probation and offending cases, sexuality issues, childhood abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, child protection issues, post-natal depression, asylum seekers, forced marriage, FGM, rape and exploitation.

Between 2012 and 2015, Sadie volunteered at Safer Wales and was involved with a number of projects and individuals – all complex and sensitive. She delivered group and individual sessions to girls who had been exploited or were at risk of exploitation; designed and delivered group and individual sessions for women on probation; supported victims of domestic abuse and worked individually with street workers. Sadie worked wholly restoratively with groups and individuals.

For six years, Sadie worked at The Women’s Workshop Training Centre and led on a number of projects. One of the main projects involved working with young parents. Sadie designed and delivered needs based on personal development sessions, undertook group tutorials, one to one support sessions, liaised with external agencies for recruitment and additional support, implemented a buddy training (peer mentoring) programme and was responsible for the education timetable. Sadie also led on two other projects - supporting women with mental health to return to education and a programme promoting education and physical activity to ESOL learners by designing a healthy living module (linking physical activity and nutrition to positive mental health), undertaking one to one support sessions, delivering bespoke personal development sessions, delivering physical activity sessions. With such diversity in needs, cultures and religions, Sadie worked restoratively with individuals, groups, families and communities.

In 2001, Sadie undertook a PGCE (graduated in 2003) and subsequently a BA in Post Compulsory Education (graduated with honours in 2005). Sadie undertook these whilst working as a health and fitness instructor and personal trainer. She worked in this industry for 17 years and implemented programmes for large & small groups as well as individuals in private health clubs, community and school settings.

In 2016, Sadie became an Associate Trainer and Practitioner with Wales Restorative Approaches Partnership and has worked with the lead trainers on a number of projects. She is committed to extending and developing her experience with WRAP.

Sadie has a passion for working with people and believes in not just doing things right but doing the right things. This reflects her core values and qualities which she adopts in her professional and personal life.