At St Joseph's Regional College Pastoral Care, discipline and welfare are based on a Restorative Practice approach. restorative practices endeavour to build positive, caring relationships for all. These practices provide members of the College community:
- A consistent way to handle conflict and student behaviour.
- A reflective tool to use in evaluating their own practice.
- A platform for the development of a collegial and united staff.
- A way of being consistently fair in decision making.
- A method for communicating with parents that they can resonate with and understand.
- Profound builder of culture and community.
Restorative Practices uses a consistent approach which includes common non-blame questions:
- What happened?
- What were you thinking of at the time?
- What have you thought about since?
- Who has been affected by what you have done?
- In what way have they been affected?
- What do you think you need to do to make things right?
- What did you think when you realised what had happened?
- What impact has this incident had on you and others?
- What has been the hardest thing for you?
- What do you think needs to happen to make things right?
Develop Restorative Practices to enhance relationships by: Why a RESTORATIVE PRACTICE approach to Pastoral Care and Student Management improves learning outcomes and relationships. Adam Voigt - Real Schools Founder
The link below is a PowerPoint presentation for parents, teachers, and all school staff on building stronger, positive relationships with young people.