NHTS is a restorative school this means we believe in building respectful relationships.
Restorative practice is a set of values and principles used to build, maintain and restore relationships, which ultimately strengthens our school community.
Many staff members are trained in restorative practices. They facilitate meetings between students where there has been a wrong-doing or simply a misunderstanding. They do this by asking restorative questions like:
Who has been affected?
In what way have they been affected?
What were you thinking about at the time?
What do you think needs to happen next?
All participants are prepared for the meeting by a member of staff, they are given an opportunity to talk about things from their perspective. This enables students to develop an understanding of each other and come to some agreement; a follow up meeting is arranged where necessary.
You can refer yourself for a restorative meeting by speaking to your tutor or pastoral manager, alternatively click on the link below and complete the referral form.