Restorative justice in schools
Jun 01, 2010
A group of experts look at restorative justice, a practice which brings together the victims and the perpetrators of conflict in order to find an agreed resolution.
The approach has had a clear and positive impact on behaviour where it has been used is schools. Sir Charles Pollard, former chief constable of Thames Valley Police, and Graham Robb, board member of the Youth Justice Board share their experiences of restorative justice to an audience at the RSA.
Mel Stanley, deputy head at Deptford Green School, talks about her experience of restorative justice and Kenny Frederick, headteacher at George Green's School, discusses her school's various approaches to resolving conflict.
Also, check out Teachers.tv's three part-video series on schools and crime which "considers restorative justice as an alternative to exclusion in order to keep kids away from crime. It evaluates the role of CCTV and examines methods to deter pupils from getting involved in gang culture".