Restorative practices is a whole school approach to promoting resilience and aims to contribute to the building of positive relationships in school communities. It is focussed on helping young people become aware of the impact of their behaviour on others through personal accountability and learning from conflict. An important component of restorative practices is the focus on restoring relationships after harm has been done.
As part of the restorative practices approach we use a series of questions to help deal with conflict.
- What happened?
- Who was hurt/affected by what happened? How?
- What needs to happen to make things right?
- If the same situation happens again how could you behave differently?
Our school has an Agreed Code of Conduct that was developed by the Student Representative Council (SRC) in conjunction with staff and parents. This code of conduct forms the basis of how we interact with each other and our environment.