The aim of Restorative Practices at Bishop Martin is to develop a partnership between home, school, parish and the wider community, through a shared understanding of skills required to build and repair relationships. This is our priority as a restorative school, as we see ourselves at the heart of and serving our community.
Questions to ask when approaching situations in a restorative way.
- What happened?
- What were you thinking about at the time?
- What have your thoughts been since?
- How do you feel about what has happened?
- Who has been affected by what’s happened?
- In what ways have they been affected?
- What needs to happen to make things right?
Promoting a Restorative Approach to Learning
Our school community is committed to using Restorative Practice to:
- Promote respect, responsibility and emotional well-being.
- Develop and nurture safe, healthy and positive relationships between children, parents and staff.
- Encourage learning behaviours that demonstrate a growth mind-set and a ‘can do’ attitude.