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Welcome to the Restorative Practice Reps Page

2017-2018

 

The fundamental belief of Restorative Practice is that people are happier, more cooperative and productive, and more likely to make positive changes when those in positions of authority do things with them, rather than to them or for them.

 

With this premise in mind, at our school we have a group of trained specialists (RP Reps), who work both proactively and reactively to support other children. 

 

The proactive work that the RP Reps do is around friendships, play and community building. We believe that the tighter communities are, the less likely children are to harm or hurt one another. The RP Reps work proactively at playtimes and lunchtimes to encourage children to play nicely with one another and they ensure that everyone has a friend and is welcome to play. The RP reps are a very active group, and they work brillaintly alongside the adults who are outside.

 

When something has gone wrong, or is going wrong, the RP Reps work reactively to support children to repair relationships as quickly as possible. The Reps do this by leading a Restorative Circle in their RP Cooler (a calming and private space where they can have quality conversations). This year, we have a Cooler on the KS1 playground, in addition to the KS2 Cooler, so that children of all ages have access to a calm, quiet area where they can seek the support of a Rep. The Reps use the 5 key Restorative Questions (see below) to guide the circle, and they do so with pleasing success.

 

We are incredibly proud of the role that RP Reps play in our school, and Pupil Voice interviews have shown that our children respect and value them highly. As a result of the work that the RP Reps do, our children say that playtimes are happy and safe and much of the work that the Reps do outside is now preventative and proactive, which means that children come back into class content and ready to learn. We are really proud of this.

 

Our RP Rep team is ever increasing. Each half term the Reps select children from their class to come and join the team, based on criteria that they have created themselves. Our long term goal is that all children in our school will be trained to become a RP Rep, and we hope to achieve this within the next 4 years.

 

The remainder of this page is designed and updated weekly by a team of the RP Reps. Check regularly to see their updates.

 

Should you require any further RP information, in addition to the detail that is on this page, please pop into school and ask for Miss Lamb.

A One Minute Guide to Restorative Practice (for adults):

A One Minute Guide to Restorative Practice (for children):

There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children.

There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 1 Y6
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 2 Y6
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 3 Y6
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 4 Y6
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 5 Y6
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 6 Y6
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 7 Y6
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 8 Y6
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 9 Y6
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 10 Y6
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 11 Y6
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 12 Y6
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 13 Y5
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 14 Y5
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 15 Y5
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 16 Y5
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 17 Y5
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 18 Y5
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 19 Y5
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 20 Y5
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 21 Y5
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 22 Y5
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 23 Y5
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 24 Y5
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 25 Y4
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 26 Y4
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 27 Y4
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 28 Y4
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 29 Y4
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 30 Y4
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 31 Y4
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 32 Y4
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 33 Y4
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 34 Y4
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 35 Y4
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 36 Y4
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 37 Y4
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 38 Y4
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 39 Y3
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 40 Y3
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 41 Y3
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 42 Y3
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 43 Y3
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 44 Y3
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 45 Y3
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 46 Y3
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 47 Y3
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 48 Y3
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 49 Y3
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 50 Y2
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 51 Y2
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 52 Y2
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 53 Y2
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 54 Y2
There are now 55 RP Reps in school and we are a truly formidable team. By Christmas 2017, we will be a team of 100 children. 55 Y2

Ever wondered what it is like to be an RP Rep? Watch this video and if you think it is the role for you, read more in the 'Coming Soon' section....

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Have you ever thought about the amazing impact RP has had on our school?

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These are the key Restorative Practice questions that we use in Reactive Circles.

KS1 Reactive Circles- when something has gone wrong, an RP Rep holds a Reactive Circle to repair relationships. We have acted out some Reactive Circles to give you an idea of how we do these....

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KS2 Reactive Circles- when something has gone wrong, an RP Rep holds a Reactive Circle to repair relationships. We have acted out some Reactive Circles to give you an idea of how we do these....

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RP Slips. We use these slips to record our proactive and reactive work.

In each classroom in school, we all have an RP Display Area. We can use this area to do some Proactive or Reactive RP. These are examples of RP Displays from across Key Stage One...

In each classroom in school, we all have an RP Display Area. We can use this area to do some Proactive or Reactive RP. These are examples of RP Displays from across Key Stage Two...

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Photos from when we were guest speakers at the Leeds Metropolitan University 'Inclusion Conference' in January. We spoke in front of 200 teacher trainees- what an experience. A huge, heartfelt thank you to Melissa Connolly, who kindly took these fabulous photos for us. Read more about it in the 'Weekly News' section on this page....

This year we have split into teams, so that we can work more effectively.....

On our playground we are lucky to have an RP Cooler. This is a place where the RP Reps can do both Proactive and Reactive RP. Thanks to Mrs Cummins and Miss Stainforth, we have a fantastic sign to hang up and we also have a beautiful emotions wall, with a buddy stop. These will really enhance our Cooler and will hopefully support children to share their emotions with us.

On our playground we are lucky to have an RP Cooler. This is a place where the RP Reps can do both Proactive and Reactive RP. Thanks to Mrs Cummins and Miss Stainforth, we have a fantastic sign to hang up and we also have a beautiful emotions wall, with a buddy stop. These will really enhance our Cooler and will hopefully support children to share their emotions with us. 1
On our playground we are lucky to have an RP Cooler. This is a place where the RP Reps can do both Proactive and Reactive RP. Thanks to Mrs Cummins and Miss Stainforth, we have a fantastic sign to hang up and we also have a beautiful emotions wall, with a buddy stop. These will really enhance our Cooler and will hopefully support children to share their emotions with us. 2
On our playground we are lucky to have an RP Cooler. This is a place where the RP Reps can do both Proactive and Reactive RP. Thanks to Mrs Cummins and Miss Stainforth, we have a fantastic sign to hang up and we also have a beautiful emotions wall, with a buddy stop. These will really enhance our Cooler and will hopefully support children to share their emotions with us. 3

Watch a sample of RP TV, filmed by the TV Team....

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Another sample of RP TV.....

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A recent edition of RP TV...did you know that we are magic?

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We like to deliver our important RP messages in entertaining ways. No one can say that our RP TV Team are shy!

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Please enjoy watching our jolly Christmas message. We hope that you enjoy the holidays and we will see you all in 2017. Stay safe, have fun and be Restorative!

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We have been working with children from Hovingham Primary, to teach them how to become RP Reps. This is the presentation that we made to share with them.