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This article explores the potential of a restorative approach in school in addressing challenging or disruptive behaviour and conflict wherever that may occur in the school community. It suggests some steps for introducing restorative philosophy, skills, and interventions into a whole school initiative. It describes the initiatives that are already being piloted in certain schools aroung the UK and some of the issues that are arising from these projects. Finally it highlights current challenges and possible solutions and ways forward.