Restorative Practice

The aim of Restorative Practices at The Beacon is to develop a partnership between home, school, parish and the wider community, through a shared understanding of skills required to build and repair relationships. This is our priority as a restorative school, as we see ourselves at the heart of and serving our community.

Questions to ask when approaching situations in a restorative way. 

  • What happened?
  • What were you thinking about at the time?
  • What have your thoughts been since?
  • How do you feel about what has happened?
  • Who has been affected by what’s happened?
  • In what ways have they been affected?
  • What needs to happen to make things right?

Promoting a Restorative Approach to Learning

Our school community is committed to using Restorative Practice to:

  • Promote respect, responsibility and emotional well-being.
  • Develop and nurture safe, healthy and positive relationships between children, parents and staff.
  • Encourage learning behaviours that demonstrate a growth mind-set and a ‘can do’ attitude.


Restorative Thinking and Positive Relationships: preventing and managing conflict

There may be times when we feel worried and stressed and this can lead to family tension, arguments and conflict. When children see parents/carers communicating well and staying calm, it can help them cope with their own big emotions. 

Restorative Thinking have put together four short learning sequences as an introduction to restorative and relational thinking - a few techniques that can help you to better manage emotions and stay calm, and to keep communicating with each other in positive ways. These lessons will support you to:

  • Reconsider positive relationships;
  • Think about all behaviour as 'communication';
  • Start to use a line of questioning that will help you (and others) through problems and will help to maintain positive mental health;
  • Deal better with stress.

Please click here to access these tools. 

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