Restorative Approaches

A restorative approach offers schools an alternative way of thinking about addressing discipline and behavioural issues and offers a consistent framework for responding to these issues.

Why Restorative Approaches?

  • Improve behaviour in schools
  • Increase attainment levels
  • Decrease exclusions
  • Improve attendance
  • Reduce anti-social behaviour

The stages within the restorative approach are as follows:

  • Wrongdoing defined as harm done to well being of one person or a group by another or others
  • Focus on problem solving by expressing feelings and needs and exploring how to meet them in the future
  • Dialogue and negotation – everyone involved in communicating and cooperating with each other
  • Restitution as a means of restoring both/all parties, the gaol being reconciliation and future responsibility
  • Encouraging of all concerned to be involved – empowerment.

At Thomas Eaton we follow the one-two-three magic behaviour system together with our 'Going for Gold' strategy.  Every session a child starts on green with the opportunity to move to silver or gold.  For poor behaviour a child moves onto yellow or red.

For further information please refer to our new Discipline and Behaviour Policy.