Restorative Conversations

Harvey Waller - Monday, September 28, 2020

Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

I would like to start by saying thank you for all of your support during the first few weeks of this new term and what a pleasure it has been to have students back in school.

We are very conscious of the different experiences students have had over lockdown and how this impacts on mental health and wellbeing. With this in mind we have been shaping our systems to support and enable students to be successful in lessons. One aspect of this is the introduction of Restorative Meetings which are being used instead of detentions.

If a student has been asked to work in a different classroom because they are disrupting learning then we are asking that the teacher has a restorative conversation with the student at the end of the day instead of setting a detention. You will be informed of this arrangement in the same way you would have been informed of a detention and students will hold these conversations with teachers in their year group zone between 3pm and 3:20pm.

It is my hope that this conversation will allow both teacher and student to get a better understanding of the situation that resulted in the student working elsewhere for that lesson so that support can be put in place for future lessons. If you have any queries please contact your child’s Head of Year.

Yours sincerely

Rachel Henocq
Deputy Headteacher

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