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Restorative Values

Lavendon School’s restorative values

We give children opportunities to have a voice and for each individual voice to be heard.

 We value the learning that takes place when children become responsible for their actions and understand the effect that behaviour can have on others.

 We value our role in encouraging resilient learners that are capable of making and maintaining collaborative relationships.

We value each child and help them to become confident and respectful members of our community.

 We value the role that the family has in creating a link between learning at school and at home.

Community Circles

Primarily we provide secure attachments for children within school in order for them to feel safe and secure enough to explore the world. This allows them to feel safe to make mistakes within their learning and therefore challenge themselves to reach their potential.

At Lavendon School, KIPSIE check in’s are a way in which children can share their well-being. The teacher can then use this to orchestrate deeper check-ins for those who need it. Children then have the support of our learning mentor should they need it or somebody on their protective hand.

Protective Hands

Our school promotes positive mental health through a variety of embedded whole-school practices. These strategies also encourage children to take ownership of their own well-being.

Protective hands are used as a protective behaviour to ensure that the children build relationships with both staff and children. It is also so that children can identify a group of people that they can connect to if their well-being drops. The children complete these as a transition activity when they join a new class, have a new teacher or during the whole school transition as a way of their teacher getting to know the children better. Each protective hand is displayed in the classroom.

Family Partnership

You are the most important part of your child’s life and the biggest influence on their learning. As part of Restorative Practice, we are committed to building strong relationships between home and school.

 We are committed to inviting parents to join in our school community as much as possible through; festivals, curriculum teas, charity events, parent’s evenings and celebration assemblies, just to name a few opportunities that we host throughout the year.