As the year draws to a close, we are pleased to announce that Joseph Norton Academy has been awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM).  The RSQM is a badge of quality that guarantees that a service provides safe, high quality restorative practice that meets the six Restorative Service Standards.  Joseph Norton Academy joins other RSQM awardees – in sectors ranging from criminal justice through education to care – delivering high quality restorative processes.

Jon Collins, the RJC’s chief executive, said: “I would like to offer my congratulations to the whole team at Joseph Norton Academy on this fantastic achievement. By successfully completing the RSQM, it has demonstrated its commitment to providing the highest standards in restorative practice.”

Sarah Wilson, Headteacher at Joseph Norton Academy said, 'I am extremely proud of the staff team for all the work they have undertaken to achieve the award but, more importantly, for the ongoing work they undertake with our children as they use restorative practice to help them build and repair bridges after experiencing conflict or crisis.  Particular thanks goes to our Pastoral and Restorative Practice teams and to Darryl Jones, who led them through this process.' 

More information and the article that was published on the Restorative Justice Council website can be found here: