Restorative Approaches

Banks Lane Junior School is aiming to become a fully restorative school in the approach that we take to resolving behavioural incidents and building relationships.

All of our members of staff have been trained in ‘Restorative Approaches’ and believe that this approach teaches children about the effect of their own behaviours and how to work together in a positive way.

All incidents are dealt with in a fair, consistent manner through the use of question cards carried by all staff:

1.  What happened?

2.  What were you  THINKING and FEELING at the time?

3.  Who has been affected?  What harm has been done?

4.  What do you NEED in order to move on and feel better?

5.  What needs to happen NOW to put things right?

These questions are intended to help children to find a positive outcome for themselves in light of any negative events.

If you would like to know more information about ‘Restorative Approaches’ please speak to a member of staff who will be happy to explain this further or download our parent/carer information leaflet here.