What is Real Schools?
Real Schools is about enhancing school culture through a focus on building partnerships and embedding Restorative Practices into our school. Winmalee High School has started a 3-year partnership with Real Schools. We have engaged in this partnership, as we see the value in building effective relationships, resolving conflict, deepening empathy and improving student behaviour.
The focus on Restorative Practices is about asking students the right questions when things go wrong, having them take responsibility for their actions, and to help them to make right their wrongs. Ultimately, it is about teaching responsibility for your actions.
What will the Real Schools partnership involve?
School staff will work with a Real Schools coach to engage in professional learning and in class support.
Parent/Carer sessions will be held at the school, led by our Real Schools coach.
Student leaders will engage in training to assist them in leading restorative mediation.
The school’s Positive Behaviour for Learning Team will embed restorative practices and Real Schools strategies into their whole school activities to support the explicit teaching of skills to students.