Welcome to the Restorative Learning School
The Restorative Learning School offers a full-time educational placement for pupils who are on fixed-term exclusion. We receive LAC and Vulnerable pupils on the first day of exclusion and other pupils on the sixth day of exclusion.
At The Restorative Learning School we provide a positive and high quality learning environment; calm and work-focused, enabling pupils to refocus on their education. Pupils have the opportunity to catch up on work they may have missed and to re-engage with their learning. It is an opportunity for schools to provide work for the pupil which they need to complete in order to facilitate a smooth return to school, having not missed too much course work.
If schools do not wish to use this opportunity for pupils to catch up, we will provide age and level-appropriate work in Maths, English and Science.
Pupils work in silence at the RLS; our approach is for independent learning to be developed and encouraged. A quiet working environment also provides the space for pupils to reflect on why they have been excluded and what they need to do to put things right. It is this reflective process that has the most impact.
We adopt restorative approaches to resolve conflict and repair relationships. Pupils have the opportunity to talk about the reason for exclusion and what they could have done differently at Initial Interview. At the Hand-Off Interview they have the opportunity to share their reflections and how their time with us will influence future behaviour at school.
Parents and carers play an integral part in ensuring their children behave well at RLS. We contact both the excluding school and parents for any breaches in our Code of Conduct.
Upon completion of the fixed term exclusion Schools will receive a detailed report outlining the attendance and behaviour of the pupil whilst at the RLS including pupil comments.
We work closely with excluding schools, parents and carers and are fully supported by New Regents College. Pupils are supervised at all times. At Break and Lunch time they remain in the RLS grounds and do not mix with any pupils from New Regents College. They have a packed lunch provided which they eat in the RLS. Pupils are not allowed off site at any time. The Pupil’s well-being remains central. Our aim is to ensure pupils do not return to the Restorative Learning School.
Pupils are offered the opportunity of 1:1 sessions to work on various aspects of their behaviour and attitude to learning. For pupils at RLS for over a five day period we conduct a Pupil Attitude to Self and School (P.A.S.S.) survey which informs both the pupil and school of any areas the pupil may need to focus on to avoid any future exclusions. Schools find this diagnostic tool helpful in developing strategies to help the pupil on their return. (See Appendix 1)