Presentation on theme: "Restorative Practice Introduction The four key elements"— Presentation transcript:
1Restorative Practice Introduction The four key elements The Restorative Practice continuumCirclesThe benefits of Restorative PracticeThe challenges we faceOur Approach in Pentrehafod SchoolQuestions and Success Stories
3The Four Key Elements The Social Discipline Window Fair Process Free Expression of EmotionsRestorative Questions“People are happier, more cooperative and productive, and more likely to make positive changes when those in positions of authority do things with them, rather than to them or for them.”
5Fair ProcessEngagement - involve individuals, ask for their input, allow discussionsExplanation - make reasons clear, create feedback loopExpectation Clarity – clearly state new rules, boundaries and consequences
6Free Expression of Emotions The nine innate affects (emotions)Positive: Interest – Excitement Enjoyment – JoyNeutral: Surprise – StartleNegative: Distress – Anguish Disgust Dismell (physically or emotionally revolting) Fear – Terror Anger – Rage Shame – HumiliationSilvan TompkinsDonald Nathanson
7The Compass of Shame Withdrawal Attack Others Attack Self Avoidance - isolation- running and hidingAttack Others- lashing out- turning the tablesAttack Self- masochism- self put downAvoidance- distraction and thrill-seeking- drug and alcohol abuse- denial
8Restorative Questions 1 Responding to Challenging BehaviourWhat happened?What were you thinking at the time?What have your thoughts been since?Who has been affected by what you did?In what way have they been affected?What needs to happen next to make things right?
9Restorative Questions 2 Responding to Those HarmedWhat happened?What were your thoughts at the time?What have your thoughts been since?How has this affected you and others?What has been the hardest thing for you?What needs to happen next to make things right?
10The Restorative Practices Continuum Affective Statements INFORMALRestorative QuestionsSmall Impromptu ConferenceLarge Group or CircleFormal Conference FORMAL
12The Benefits of Restorative Practice More effective teaching and learning environmentImproved levels of communication for allIncreased levels and displays of emotional literacyReduction in conflict and resulting exclusionsGreater sense of acceptance and responsibilityHealthier working relationshipsSolution-focused approach
13The Challenges We Face Getting everyone on board Organisational and cultural changeLong-term commitmentMeasuring success
14Our Approach Whole-school training and approach Pentrehafod Challenge: 10-A-DAYQuestions cards and postersRestorative Step 4Restorative newsParental contact & plannersQuestionnairesPAWB team check-in & mood boardPupil check-inImpromptu conferencesFormal conferencesComing Soon:Restorative questions outsideA2 size questions postersTrained peer mentorsStaff check-in and check-outPupil check-outStaff mood boardsForm room mood boardsRP notice board and display