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Bishopton Primary School

‘Aim High, Prepare to Achieve’

Protective Behaviours

Protective Behaviours


Restorative Practice

                            Restorative Practice at Bishopton


At Bishopton, we use ‘Restorative Practice’ to teach our pupils how to solve dilemma and conflict within their daily lives. By using a careful script, we are able to guide our pupils through every step.

  • It's a strategy that can be used when conflicts/incidents occur between pupils. 
  • It's about everyone having a voice, staff and pupils.
  • It's a proactive approach – it's what we do and how we do it


Through having restorative conversations our aim is to:

  • Make pupils part of the solution - it provides them with skills so that they can move things forward in further situations, if adults aren't around.
  • Develops skills in pupils to help them deal with further conflicts.
  • Treats pupils with respect, gives them responsibility and skills to sort their own problems themselves.

Questions we ask:

  1. What happened?
  2. Who has been affected and how? Everyone will have a perspective, all need to be listened to, this gives pupils an opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings.
  3. What needs to happen now? Solutions come from all involved, discussion is held with the aim of working together to an agreed solution, as much as possible.