Restorative Practices

As part of our school ethos and culture in St Audoen’s NS, we make every effort to foster strong, mutually respectful relationships and a cohesive community, which are the foundations on which good teaching and learning can flourish.


Restorative Approaches are value-based and needs-led. Our Core Values serve as the heart of our school community. Staff and Students focus on building and maintaining relationships.

Our CoreValues

A Core Value is a central belief clearly understood and shared by every member of our school community.







We encourage our students to:

  • Establish a respectful rapport with people.
  • Listen and respond calmly, empathically and without interruption or judgment to all sides of an issue
    express their thoughts, feelings and needs appropriately.
  • Appreciate the impact of people’s thoughts, feelings and beliefs on their behaviour
    find their own solutions.
  • Conflict happens in life, no matter what age we are! It is how we deal with conflict that is important. In St Audoen’s NS we aim to resolve conflict, no matter how small an issue might seem.


What is a restorative response to conflict? In our school we ask:

  • What happened?
  • How were you feeling at the time?
  • How have people been affected?
  • What do you think needs to happen next?
  • The process often results in the restoration of someone’s sense of belonging as well as ensuring the child’s sense of Security, Self-confidence, Self-respect.