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
Restorative approaches are based on four key features:
RESPECT: for everyone by listening to other opinions and learning to value them.
RESPONSIBILITY: taking responsibility for your own actions.
REPAIR: developing the skills within our Academy so that the individual members of the school have the necessary skills to identify solutions that repair harm and ensure behaviours are not repeated.
RE-INTEGRATION: working through a structured, supportive process that aims to solve the problem and allows young people to remain in mainstream education.
All teaching staff have recently had training in restorative justice.