Restorative Approaches in Primary Schools: An Evaluation of the Project Co-ordinated by the Barnet Youth Offending Service

This 2008 evaluation of restorative approaches in the London Borough of Barnet found that schools that had received training in restorative approaches had reduced their numbers of fixed-term exclusions by half.

In contrast schools that had not received restorative training had exclusions increase by over two-thirds.

The training, delivered by Transforming Conflict, also reduced bullying within the schools while increasing calmness and safety.

The evaluation revealed increased confidence and ability from staff, and the pupils themselves were more likely to take responsibility for their actions and behaviour and deal with problems themselves.

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