Restorative practices are used within our school to build relationships, promote discipline and prevent harm and conflict occurring. The Restorative Approach focuses on children self–regulating their own behaviour and learning, so that children learn to take ownership of their behaviour and situations.
When dealing with conflict in school between children we address these five themes and associated questions:
UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES: What happened
THOUGHTS & FEELINGS: What were you thinking about at the time
HARM & AFFECT: Who has been affected and how
NEEDS: What do you need in order to move on and feel better
WHAT NEXT? What do you think needs to happen next to put things right?
We address these four key features:
• RESPECT – listening to opinions and learning to value them.
• RESPONSIBILITY – taking responsibility for own actions.
• REPAIR – develop skills within school community to repair harm and ensure the behaviour is not repeated.
• RE-INTEGRATION – work through a structured and supportive process that aims to solve the problem.
Our Restorative Lead in school is Mr Clarke. Mr Clarke trains and works alongside our Restorative Buddies in Key Stage 2