Restorative Justice conferencing: This took place between the two involved pupils and their person of support. For the pupil who committed the violent act it was brought to our attention during preparation that there was a history of childhood trauma. And as a result he felt it was an appropriate way to deal with conflict.
There was several preparation meetings that took place via zoom prior to the conference, Including prep with the support personnel of the pupils. This allowed a relationship to form between Kelly and the pupils involved. This meant that when it came around to the conference they had enough trust in the relationship that they were able to effectively move on with the process of the conference.
The conference then took place involving both students and their support personnel. We reached a full resolution for the incident and the two pupils were able to re-integrate into class and continue with their learning appropriately.