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Childs Hill School in Cricklewood handed restorative justice award

October 17, 2013

For the past five years, the school has taught pupils to resolve arguments by encouraging children to speak about them.

Headteacher Dan Hawkins said the school has come “a long way”.

He said: “The children feel safe here. It’s all about wellbeing and having respect for each other, and about feeling safe in the environment.

“It’s about respecting the children as people and looking after their wellbeing. They have a voice, and this teaches them they can speak up if they have an issue.”

The school has a ‘relationships policy’, which Mr Hawkins said helps the pupils become aware of the consequences their actions can have.

The award requires organisations to show they are meeting the criteria, and the Restorative Justice Council awarded the quality mark after a rigorous assessment.

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