At Summerhill School we are continually looking to support and develop students conduct and behaviour. As a Restorative Practice school we educate students to recognise how their conduct and choices not only impact on themselves but also effect and influence others. We want all students to own their behaviour traits and understand the importance of this in school, at home and in the community.
The idea of 'connect before content' means that we try to build positive relationships with all of our students through all aspects of teaching. Restorative practice also helps to build, maintain and sometimes repair relationships between students.
The aim of restorative practice is to educate students on how to be the best version of themselves in everything they do. This includes being reflective of their actions, understanding of others actions, compassionate to all and to support each other to enjoy their educational experience.