UPPS takes a Restorative Approach to working with all students in the school. This means that we address all incidents within the yard and the classroom in a calm and positive manner. We model and teach assertive behaviours to promote the wellbeing of all individuals within our school community. This enhances self-esteem, resilience, confidence, safety and connectedness – all considered to be protective factors in young people.
Included in our Restorative Approach are the following:
- The ‘Name It’ Strategy
- Better Buddies Program
- Peer Mediation
- Reflective Tasks
- "What if I break a rule"
A Restorative Approach is one that ensures adults and children work together to resolve issues. A resolution to a situation is reached by working with students, rather than taking a punitive or neglectful approach, when dealing with situations in the classroom and/or school yard. Such an approach is highly supportive and highly controlled, in its manner, thus promoting favourable outcomes for all involved.