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1 Restorative Practice Introduction The four key elements The Restorative Practice continuum Circles The benefits of Restorative Practice The challenges we face Our Approach in Pentrehafod School Questions and Success Stories

2 Background Restorative Cultures – Native American, Maori Restorative Justice – Meeting, repairing harm

3 The Four Key Elements The Social Discipline Window Fair Process Free Expression of Emotions Restorative 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.”

4 The Social Discipline Window

5 Fair Process Engagement - involve individuals, ask for their input, allow discussions Explanation - make reasons clear, create feedback loop Expectation Clarity – clearly state new rules, boundaries and consequences

6 Free Expression of Emotions The nine innate affects (emotions) Positive: Interest – Excitement Enjoyment – Joy Neutral: Surprise – Startle Negative: Distress – Anguish Disgust Dismell (physically or emotionally revolting) Fear – Terror Anger – Rage Shame – Humiliation Silvan Tompkins Donald Nathanson

7 The Compass of Shame Withdrawal - isolation - running and hiding Attack Self - masochism - self put down Avoidance - distraction and thrill-seeking - drug and alcohol abuse - denial Attack Others - lashing out - turning the tables

8 Restorative Questions 1 Responding to Challenging Behaviour What 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?

9 Restorative Questions 2 Responding to Those Harmed What 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?

10 The Restorative Practices Continuum Affective Statements INFORMAL Restorative Questions Small Impromptu Conference Large Group or Circle Formal Conference FORMAL

11 Circles Check-in and check-out Learning Circles Proactive Circles Reactive Circles Problem Solving Circles (Fishbowl)

12 The Benefits of Restorative Practice More effective teaching and learning environment Improved levels of communication for all Increased levels and displays of emotional literacy Reduction in conflict and resulting exclusions Greater sense of acceptance and responsibility Healthier working relationships Solution-focused approach

13 The Challenges We Face Getting everyone on board Organisational and cultural change Long-term commitment Measuring success

14 Our Approach Whole-school training and approach Pentrehafod Challenge: 10-A-DAY Questions cards and posters Restorative Step 4 Restorative news Parental contact & planners Questionnaires PAWB team check-in & mood board Pupil check-in Impromptu conferences Formal conferences Coming Soon: Restorative questions outside A2 size questions posters Trained peer mentors Staff check-in and check-out Pupil check-out Staff mood boards Form room mood boards RP notice board and display

15 Questions Success Stories

16 Practical (The Dreaded Role Play) Affective statements Restorative Questions Check-in and check-out Learning Circle Proactive Circle Reactive Circle Fishbowl


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