At OLMC the philosophy of Restorative Justice underpins our Student Management processes.
Restorative Practices - The Principles
•Focuses on the specific behaviours or incident without blaming.
•Uses “relational” questions to draw out who was affected and how they were affected.
•Directs questions toward problem solving - what needs to happen to “make things right”?
1. What happened?
2. How did it happen?
3. How did you act in this incident?
4. Who do you think was affected?
5. How were they affected?
6. How were you affected?
7. What needs to happen to make things right?
8. If the same situation happens again, how could you behave differently?
Fosters awareness in the student of how others have been affected.
Involves the student actively. Students face and listen to those who have been affected by their inappropriate behaviour. They help decide how to repair the harm and make a commitment to this. The student is held accountable.
Separates the deed from the doer.
Sees every serious instance of wrongdoing and conflict as an opportunity for learning.