Over a third of schools are now actively involved as trailblazers to embed restorative practice across Portsmouth. This builds on an existing strategy led by the Multi Agency Teams to adopt a Restorative Practice model of working based on strong evidence that restorative practice in schools can make a real impact on behaviour, attendance and bullying.

Cottage Grove Primary School

Within the next three years, it is expected that all schools and colleges and academies across Portsmouth will have embedded the Restorative Practice approach. At the heart of restorative approaches are strong and positive relationships between adults, between adults and pupils and between pupils themselves.

Tom Procter-Legg has produced some interesting articles on becoming a restorative school on the TES website. Take a look below:

How to become a restorative school – Part 1: The case for embracing it

How to become a restorative school – Part 2: How to get it right

How to become a restorative school – Part 3: Tackling the Challenges

On 3rd January 2018, an article in the Guardian was published which highlighted how restorative justice in UK schools ‘could help reduce exclusions.’ Click here to read more.

Portsmouth’s first Restorative Practice Conference was held in March 2019. Staff and pupils from Highbury College, Mayfield School, Fernhurst Juniors School shared some the great work that they are doing.

Overall Presentation

Transforming Difficult Conversations Workshop

Breaking the Cycle of Shame Workshop

Restorative Justice to Restorative Practice Workshop

Restorative Schools Network

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