Whole-school support for positive behaviour
Sue Cahill explains how support for positive behaviour is central to students’ learning and wellbeing. The synergies between School-wide Positive Behaviour Support and Restorative Practices create a school culture that helps students develop lifelong skills. Everyone in the school community shares an understanding of the kinds of behaviours that promote respectful relationships and support students to restore these and learn from their experiences when mistakes are made.
A classroom teacher reflects
A Year 4 classroom teacher talks about the importance of early intervention to support students to restore relationships that have been fractured.
A session in action
This video highlights how two Year 4 students use the social and emotional skills they’ve been taught to resolve an issue in a teacher-led restorative practice session. The classroom teacher brings the students together to work through the process of restoring their relationship following an incident at recess. She then leads the discussion by asking the students to relay the incident from their individual perspectives. Follow the chat to discover how students call on the skills they have learnt to work through the issue for a positive outcome.