The successful implementation of Restorative Practice principles at Carr Manor Community School was recognised recently at the 2016 Restorative Practice Awards. The focus of the awards was to celebrate the effects of Restorative Practice throughout employment, education, community settings and the criminal justice sector to demonstrate what can be achieved and to inspire others to take a restorative approach.
Since its introduction to Carr Manor in 2012, Restorative Practice has seen attendance levels increase and the number of exclusions fall. Positive relationships between staff and pupils are paramount to the success of the school.
The Young Heroes Award was presented to 11 Carr Manor Community School pupils on Friday 15th April 2016, at the prestigious RP Awards which were held at the Hotel Russell in London. The award recognises young people under 21 who have overcome adversity and now offer support to others for the greater good of the community.
Geoff Baxter OBE, CEO at Restorative Practice UK, tweeted his support:
“The pupils from @carr_manor were an absolute delight and a massive credit to themselves, their parents and school, thank you for joining us!”
The ceremony saw seven categories of awards on the evening, with the Leeds Family Valued Programme also winning the Cutting Edge Award.
“What a fantastic achievement and experience for the pupils who were winners of the ‘Young Heroes Award’. We are very proud of all of our pupils at Carr Manor and the 11 nominees who were honored to accept the award on behalf of their peers and the school” – Senior Assistant Principal, Carr Manor Community School – Sarah Holdsworth
“It was an honour to accompany the pupils at the RP Awards Ceremony and been a pleasure seeing them grow on the Restorative Practice journey over the past 4 years” – Senior Assistant Principal, Carr Manor Community School – Dean Alexis