What are Restorative Justice Approaches?
Restorative Approaches are inspired by the philosophy and practices of Restorative Justice which aims to repair harm caused to relationships and communities by conflict.
Crucially it is believed that is best achieved by focusing upon the harm caused, rather than assigning blame and dispensing punishment which often fails to address the needs of those most affected.
Our school has adopted Restorative Justice approaches as they align with the ethos of our Catholic faith. As our school motto says, 'Christ is our Light', and he guides us to work within a spirit of love, forgiveness and reconciliation.
Restorative Justice approaches are ........
RJ is based on four key features
RESPECT RESPONSIBLITY REPAIR REINTEGRATION
What can RJ do for a school?
What is Restorative Justice Conferencing?
Our RJ Policy and parent/carer leaflet provides more details about this approach. If you have any queries or comments please speak with your child's class teacher or to Mrs Anna Kerr, Pastoral Support Manager.
Acknowledgements to: www.restorativejustice4schools.co.uk