At TRP, we are a restorative school; we take a restorative approach to resolving conflict.
This restorative approach enables those who have caused harm, or who have upset another child, to understand the impact their behaviour has had on others and allows them to take steps to put this right.
It also allows the person who has been upset or harmed to see that that behaviour is being taken seriously and to understand the steps that will be taken next to make the situation right.
In order for Restorative Practice to work effectively, it has to be used across the school, consistently. This means the children become familiar with this way of resolving conflict and have faith in the process.
This is embedded at TRP where staff use a standard list of questions with the children when dealing with incidents. A restorative circle is often used then as well, which allows all parties to be heard and resolutions to be decided on. A circle can also help to prevent further incidents from occurring.
Restorative Practice supports the children's well-being as it is consistent, allows their voice to be heard and prevents future incidents.