Restorative Practices

Restorative practices focus on the quality of relationships between all members of the school community. As a result, a more supportive learning environment enables healthy relationships and promotes positive mental health and responsible behaviour.

Restorative practices are rooted in restorative justice. They emphasize repairing the harm done to people and relationships, rather than punishing people.

By building more supportive learning environments and focusing on social-emotional learning, restorative practices can:

  • reduce social barriers to learning

  • engage more students

  • create a context for understanding and valuing diversity

  • nurture a sense of belonging

  • promote positive mental health

A number of Aspen Views schools are exploring the use of restorative justice practices as an alternative to suspensions and other disciplinary action.

Restorative Circles Philosophy

Restorative circles are a way to facilitate respect, belonging and understanding amongst and between students and staff within the school. It focuses on the virtues within each of us and in this way helps reduce bullying issues. Restorative justice is collaborative and inclusive. It involves the participation of victims, offenders and the school community affected by the incident in finding solutions that seek to repair harm and promote ???

Restorative Justice Practice

A number of Aspen Views schools are exploring the use of restorative justice practices as an alternative to suspensions and other disciplinary action.

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