Cathy's I Matter Blog and Podcast

About Dr Cathy Betoin and Adult-Child Relationship Health

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Welcome to my blog!    I am just in the process of moving it over here from another site.

My name is Dr Cathy Betoin. I am a clinical psychologist , an experienced teacher and a parent myself.

What do you do when something doesn't exist?   Something that seems should be there but isn't?

There is an awkward process of trying to put thoughts into words - of arranging and rearranging ideas.

It is a rather messy process but there are markers on the way.  Ah ha...

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Intent, implementation, impact - How I Matter Training can help support you with the new Ofsted Framework

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What exactly are you going to focus on teaching in your school?
How are you going to ensure consistent implementation?
How are you going to demonstrate impact?

We have a package designed to introduce a different perspective on school priorities and we are putting it forward as there is an elephant in the room when it comes to schools practice and improving outcomes - infact maybe there are two or even three elephants. 

I drew the I Matter Framework together because after many years in...

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A Big Thank You to the John Horniman's Trust

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We have just been writing a thank you letter to the John Horniman Quaker Children's Trust.  I feel quite excitied to see how things have been able to be progressed with their support.      Here is our letter      Here is their gorgeous website       These grants really do help us make a difference




This was a recent video created with support of the NW Innovation Agency that I took part in as part of the NW DIgital...

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I thought it wouldn't work for us...

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I thought it wouldn't work for us - I thought we were 'too far gone' but six months on my confidence is coming back, my children are attending school again and my husband is off antidepressants.   The training showed us how everything is connected.   Life can still be challenging but now I know why I Matter     Parent of Three

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Reflections of a Headteacher

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'I stood at the school gate and saw it all. I saw children going through a personality change as they left our premises and it wasn't just a few families.  Something is off track in the adult-child relationship.  How do we start to address this?'  These were the recent reflections of a Headteacher of a school that has recently become one of our licensed I Matter schools embarking on our next culture change programme which aims to help staff and parents revisit...

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Recent Parent Feedback - We have had such a great half term

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I love it when I get emails from families like this:: 'Cathy just wanted you to know that we have had such a great half term - really relaxed.  GH had a little friend over for a sleep over and it all went very well...'   These are what a longer term I Matter programme is all about.  We support a journey out of the fog of stress for everyone - and so I know just what a massive step forward this sort of ordinary everyday event this is for both adult and...

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Longer term professional impact study

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We have been seeking feedback from professionals who have been training with us about the impact of I Matter Training on their professional approach - we have had feedback from Teachers, GPs, Social workers and Teaching Assistants.  All have spoken about the impact both professionally and personally and all have encouraged us to keep going!  We hope to write this up as a small study very shortly

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