Frequently asked questions

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Frequently asked questions 2018-08-08T15:40:30+00:00

Frequently asked questions

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Why use Restorative Practice/Approaches in schools? 2018-08-08T15:32:37+00:00

Restorative Practice or Approaches have been shown to reduce exclusion rates, increase attendance and improve achievement in schools. This can improve health and wellbeing, and contribute to reducing the entrenched attainment gap between disadvantaged children and others which in Cornwall is 20% greater than the national average. Restorative Practice also has a clear relevance to the Ofsted requirements for Mental Health & Wellbeing, Emotional Strengths and Skills and Support Networks.

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Our training programmes provide children and young people with a ‘toolkit for life’, empowering them to take responsibility when solving problems.

Read children’s views on our training here.

What is Restorative Justice? 2018-08-08T15:28:37+00:00

Restorative Justice is achieved when an independent third party (‘facilitator’) supports safe and voluntary communication between someone who has been harmed and the person who harmed them, for the purpose of repair and recovery.

What is a Whole School Approach? 2018-08-08T15:36:09+00:00

A Whole School Approach to Restorative Practice aims to change school culture, involving everyone from support staff to teachers to students.

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What are Restorative Practices? 2018-08-08T15:27:18+00:00

Restorative Practice is a strategy for the development of relationships which recognise and value differences, to deal well with conflict when it arises and prevent it escalating into hurtful behaviour, whether in person or online.
Put simply, ‘Restorative’ means talking and listening to make things better.

What are Restorative Approaches? 2018-08-08T15:27:53+00:00

Restorative Approaches is a term sometimes used instead of Restorative Practice.

Can Restorative Practice help with bullying? 2018-08-08T15:35:24+00:00

Restorative Practice can alleviate bullying as well as other forms of harm in schools. It is a powerful challenge to prejudice and discrimination.

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Can Restorative Practice help teachers? 2018-08-08T15:34:02+00:00

Restorative Practice can help teachers communicate with students, taking a different approach to managing behaviour.

One of the focuses of our training is ‘everyday ethics’ which can link with Citizenship, Global Goals and school’s commitments to teaching ‘British values’.

Can Restorative Practice help resolve conflict? 2018-08-08T15:33:19+00:00

Restorative Practice is used to creatively resolve conflict through talking and listening. The focus is on repairing the harm done to relationships.