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Restorative Practice

New Restorative Practice digital learning resource. 

This is a great resource for parents and carers, there are 4 sessions all completely

free to access and will help you to support your child/children

This tool will help if you:

  • are concerned about spending a lot of time with family members at home, and the impact this can have on our relationships
  • are worried that your family might be falling out more
  • want to find out about simple relationship techniques
  • just want to learn more about positive relationships

Just follow the link below:

https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/tools-information/advice-parents/restorative-thinking-and-positive-relationships-preventing-and

"Relationships built through restorative practice are the oxygen people and communities need to survive and thrive..."

(Dr Jim Longo, Washington and Jefferson College)

Restorative Practice is developing throughout the school community. We are working with the Local Authority and Restorative Thinking Ltd.

 

Restorative Practice will benefit the whole school community by learning about and considering the quality of relationships and communication between each other, in order to deal effectively with negative behaviours, reducing conflict, anger and sadness.  Restorative Practice will help us all to enjoy a happier, calmer and healthier school, enabling children to feel safe and learn most effectively.

 

For real change to happen, we need all stakeholders in the school community to get involved and have their say.  This includes children, staff, families and governors.

When conflict happens, trained staff lead a 'Restorative Meeting' to look into the 'incident', understand the reasons and impact of the behaviours, and search for a way of 'repairing harm'. 

 

  • At St Gregory’s, Restorative Practice is used to ensure that all adults working in the school promote positive learning behaviours through consistent approaches in all situations.
  • At St Gregory’s, Restorative Practice is used with the pupils to develop an understanding of themselves and others to make their experience of school happy, successful and fulfilling.
  • At St Gregory’s, we support the wider school community, encouraging parents and carers to use Restorative Practice in a way that is consistent with the school’s approach.

 

 We are at the beginning of our journey, but very excited about where Restorative Practice might lead us.

September 2019 - Staff training in the effective delivery of the Restorative Thinking Primary Programme

Our staff team have regular training in the values of Restorative Approaches and how to use Restorative Meetings to support children with conflicts.

January 2020 - Restorative Buddy Training

Our Key Stage 2 children have the opportunity to apply to become Restorative Buddies and receive training to enable them to work closely with staff to ensure that play times are happy and incident free.

 

Restorative approaches can be seen as part of a broader ethos or culture that identifies strong, mutually respectful relationships and a cohesive community and the foundations on which good teaching and learning can flourish. Restorative Approaches provide the foundation to build, maintain and repair relationships positively with the whole school community.

When holding restorative meetings we use the following questions to support the process:

 

  1. What happened?
  2. What were you thinking of at the time?
  3. What have you thought about since?
  4. How do you feel about what happened?
  5. Who’s been affected by what what’s happened?
  6. In what way/s have they been affected?
  7. What needs to happen to make things right/ repair the harm?

 

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