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  • VALUES AND PRINCIPLES OF A RESTORATIVE APPROACH IN OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITIES:

    • Equity of voice
    • High expectations and support = doing things “WITH” one another and not “TO” or “FOR” them
    • Building and sustaining positive relationships
    • Inclusive decision making
    • Community building and sustaining
    • All members of the community are valued
    • Authentic listening and sharing
    • Non-punitive response to wrong-doing
    • Shared responsibility

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Restorative Practices

  • Restorative Circles Guidelines for Staff

     

     

    Benefits of Restorative Approaches in the School Setting

    • A safer, more caring environment.
    • A more effective teaching and learning environment.
    • A greater commitment by everyone to taking the time to listen to one another.
    • A reduction in bullying and other interpersonal conflicts.
    • A greater awareness of the importance of connectedness to young people. The need to belong and feel valued by peers and significant adults.
    • Greater emphasis on responses to inappropriate behavior that seek to reconnect, and not further disconnect young people.
    • Reductions in fixed term and permanent suspensions and expulsions.
    • A greater confidence in the staff team to deal with challenging situations.
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