Mounts Bay Academy awarded RSQM

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27 June 2018

The Restorative Justice Council is delighted to announce that Mounts Bay Academy has been awarded the Restorative Service Quality Mark (RSQM).

The RSQM is a rigorously assessed quality mark which demonstrates that organisations are delivering high quality, safe restorative services that meet the six Restorative Service Standards. Mounts Bay Academy joins other RSQM awardees delivering restorative practices in a range of sectors, including education, criminal justice and care.

Chris Straker, the RJC’s interim chief executive, said:

“Congratulations to everyone in the team at Mounts Bay Academy for successfully completing the RSQM. It’s wonderful to see the pace and passion with which the restorative approach is being applied, developed and communicated within the academy.”

Chris presented the RSQM to staff from the academy at the Applied Minds Teaching School Conference in Newquay last Friday.

Les Hall, principal at Mounts Bay Academy, said:

“We decided to apply for the RSQM to focus on our restorative approach and to check that the quality of our service was good enough against a set of standards and criteria. In particular it has helped us to develop our use of informal restorative conversations, which have become increasingly important in a school environment.”

When asked what he would say to other organisations thinking of applying for the RSQM, Les said:

“The RSQM is a rigorous process that helps you to really focus on why this approach is right for the environment that you are working in.”

You can find out more about the RSQM here.