At Rye Primary School, when relationships have been damaged through poor behavior choices or even bullying we employ restorative practice as a strategy to seek to repair relationships. It does this by bringing about a sense of remorse and restorative action on the part of the offender and forgiveness by the victim.
They become remorseful and act restoratively
Practitioners can focus on the unacceptable behaviour of offenders rather than their moral character
This can lead to healthier interpersonal relations among members of the school community and more effective learning.
Overarching Principle of Restorative Practices:
That people are more engaged and satisfied, are more cooperative and productive, and more likely to make positive changes in their behaviour, when those in positions of authority do things with them rather than to them or for them.