We are proud to have been included in the Restorative Justice Council's winter newsletter as we work to achieve the Restorative Service Quality Mark. Please click on the image and turn to page 19 to find us :)
A restorative school is one which takes a restorative approach to resolving conflict and preventing harm. Restorative approaches enable those who have been harmed to convey the impact of the harm to those responsible, and for those responsible to acknowledge this impact and take steps to put it right.
There is good evidence that restorative practice delivers a wide range of benefits for schools. A report published by the Department for Education gave whole-school restorative approaches the highest rating of effectiveness at preventing bullying, with a survey of schools showing 97% rated restorative approaches as effective. An independent evaluation of restorative justice in Bristol schools found that restorative justice improved school attendance and reduced exclusion rates.
If you would like more information about restorative practice in our school, please speak to Darryl Jones.