Developing a Restorative Practice Strategy
Restorative practices (RP) have been looked to as an alternative to zero tolerance policies. RP provides a whole College framework in which teachers and students are helped to resolve conflicts differently – to seek resolution and to recognise the harm that is done to others by anti-social behaviour.
As Belinda Hopkins of Transforming Conflict: A Centre for Restorative Justice in Education states: “Restorative Justice stresses the importance of relationships over and above rules. It seeks at all times to restore the relationships between people when these have been damaged by inappropriate or offending behaviour.
This workshop will detail how Kirklees College has launched its RP strategy with the aim of becoming a fully ‘restorative’ organisation by 2021. Delivered by Polly Harrow, Chair of NAMSS and Head of Faculty Progress and Inclusion, the session will look at the development of strategy and policy and the implementation of this whole college approach to supporting positive behaviour.
Presented by Polly/Carlie, Kirklees College.