Restorative Justice Programme
At Everton Free School we recognise the importance of peace in our school community.
In our school and classroom environments everybody feels safe: teaching and learning is enhanced and academic attainment and performance rises.
However, we recognise that on occasion there may be conflict and, as and when it does arise, we use a Restorative Conference to resolve the matter and de-escalate the situation. Our students learn to alternatively resolve and de-escalate conflict in a peaceful manner rather than escalation and the resulting consequences.
Our own bespoke and personalised approach to Restorative Justice, created following discussion with our stake-holders, is as follows:
The member of staff identifies the situation to their respective Head of Department.
A letter is sent out to the student and the date and time of the conference is agreed.
The Head of Department mediates the conference and the situation is resolved.
We track, monitor and assess the impact of the conference through our SIMS system.
All staff undergo our formal Restorative Justice training with The International Institute for Restorative Practices.