Restorative Practice is a relational approach to building a strong school culture that fosters belonging over exclusion, social engagement over control, and meaningful accountability over punishment.
"Life in a school is about relationship building...with relationships in place anything can happpen" -Melissa Eddington
Are you looking to create a strong school culture, through a results and outcome focused approach? Restorative Practice is recognised as a effective way for schools to build community, improve engagement with all and deal with conflict and trensions in a way that rebuilds relationships.
This way of working is about being explicit in our approach to putting relationships central to everything we do – including how we build, maintain and repair relationships.
The traininig and consultancy i offer always has meaning , purpose and adds value to your school community.
Key Benefits of Restorative, Relational and Collaborative Practice across school communities -
Builds community, meaningful relationships and strengthens effectiveness of teams and its resilience.
Promotes positive choices
School communities flourish, enjoying life, happier, more successful, increases in connectedness to school and participation in curriculum
Increases in self worth, confidence, contribution, tolerance and acceptance
Decreases in conflict, disengagement and strengthens self awareness and awareness of personal impact on others
Links between thoughts, emotions, actions
Increases in connectedness and kindness
Increases in emotional intelligence, including increases in positive emotions and also encourages expression of these emotions
Decreases in conflicts, disruptions and encourages forgiveness
Accountability and ownership
Improving social problem solving
Building interpersonal skills - , for adults and young people, teachers and students - Active listening, patience, emotional regulation
Conflicts are resolved, reducing ongoing issues
Builds empathy and understanding
People are more prepared to take responsibility for their actions
Creates clarity of language, purpose and values
Models key values
Develops autonomy, ownership and participation in decision making at various levels
Increases student engagement and attendance
Increases the development of values such as respect, compassion and acceptance
Increases capacity for improvement
Creates the language and currency for challenge
Creates the confidence to take risks and innovate
Give vulnerable people back their power
Creates safe, respectful boundaried conversations
Encourages people to take responsibility for themselves and others
Enables people to find and express their authentic voice