How does it work?


  • The students are empowered to own their behaviour.

  • The students involved agree that a conflict or argument has taken place and try to fix things up.

  • All those involved have a chance to tell their side of the story.

  • Each student has a chance to say how the problem could be resolved.

  • An agreement is reached.

  • It may still involve discipline procedures – accepting consequences for their wrong doing.

  • Relationships are healed wherever possible. Students are encouraged to seek and give genuine forgiveness. Time is allowed if necessary for this to occur.

  • The focus is on MOVING FORWARD and ‘STARTING AGAIN’.

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At the heart of Restorative Practices philosophy is an understanding of the Social Discipline Windows which shows the possible ways in which teachers (or parents) could respond to undesirable behaviours in young people.



TO


Punitive


Authoritarian


Stigmatising


WITH


Restorative


Authoritative


Re integrative


Indifferent


Passive



Neglectful


NOT



Therapeutic


Protective



Permissive


FOR



See Illustrations that follow that explain this further