Source: (2009) Reading, UK: CFBT Education Trust.

Successful development of restorative practice not only entails the acquisition of new skills and techniques but also requires schools to reflect on their value base and culture. If restorative approaches are introduced without such reflection, they might still make a significant difference; however, that difference would lack sustainability. Schools that periodically revisit and reaffirm their core values are best placed to develop restorative practice. The inclusion of reflection on values within the process of developing restorative practice invariably acts as a reassurance that existing core values are largely consistent with the introduction of the new practice. (excerpt)

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