Barnet schools using restorative approaches

Reduction in exclusions in Barnet schools using restorative approaches

A recently published report from the London Borough of Barnet highlights the positive impact of restorative approaches in Barnet primary schools. Over the past 6 years Transforming Conflict Director Dr Belinda Hopkins , has delivered restorative skills training to staff from over 16 schools as well as local authority staff and staff from PRU’s and residential homes. She has worked closely with Mari Martin, who was the Restorative Approaches in Schools Coordinator for Barnet Youth offending team.

The study focuses on the 16 primary schools and findings include:

  • a reduction in exclusions in RA trained schools of 51% compared to a 65% increase in exclusions in the 32 Barnet schools that have received no RA training.
  • increased confidence amongst staff in handling of bullying and conflicts
  • improved sense of responsibility amongst young people for their behaviour
  • calmer safer school environment
  • more positive school ethos Read the full report :

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