The Laleham Gap School awarded Registered Restorative Organisation status

The RJC is pleased to announce that Laleham Gap School have been awarded Registered Restorative Organisation status.

Laleham Gap School is a Foundation, Communication and Interaction Special School for pupils aged from 4 to 17 years of age. Most pupils have a diagnosis of Autism and have an education, health and care plan.

Staff have a clear understanding of restorative processes and the relative advantages and disadvantages of each. They provided excellent examples of how they use restorative approaches in everyday situations in the school setting.

[RJC Registration Decision Report - April 22]

The school’s vision is clear, they aspire to be the best they can so that all pupils have the tools to reach their full potential both socially and academically. Their commitment to embedding restorative approaches exemplifies this. Schools, staff, pupils and parents have created a community who are accepting of all; a place where positive relationships are at the heart of the school’s ethos.

 Jim Simon, the RJC’s chief executive said

“I am delighted that Laleham Gap School have been awarded Registered Restorative Organisation status. Achieving this status demonstrates that restorative practice has been embraced throughout every aspect of the school community. It is a well-deserved recognition and the schools’ leaders, staff, pupils and parents should be proud of what they have achieved.”

Danny Ralph - Deputy Headteacher and Tim Hunt - Lead Restorative Practitioner

Danny Ralph, Deputy Headteacher, Laleham Gap School said:

“Working restoratively with our young people has had a wide range of benefits and we can see the impact that it has had and continues to have. Children now have a greater understanding of their own emotions, as well as those of others and are better able to self-regulate. They can reflect and talk about events and make plans about how to move forwards positively.”

To find out more about Laleham Gap School you can visit their website.