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Restorative practices – it's good to talk

Restorative justice practices involve working with pupils to resolve the conflicts that often occur during daily school life. Teacher and SENCO Nicola Preston explains more about the approach

As the whistle blows for the children to come in from lunch break a dispute is taking place at the edge of the playground. The children line up to come back in to school for their afternoon learning, but Simon (both students' names have been changed in this article) takes himself off to the other side of the school field and starts hitting the fence with a stick.

Nothing unusual here but the response to this behaviour at Charles Warren Academy is underpinned by restorative practices and this is changing the culture and climate across the school for pupils, staff and families.

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