RESTRICTED: I Matter Courses for Linked Parents
THESE COURSES ARE ONLY AVAILABLE VIA MEMBER SCHOOLS AND SERVICES
RUN BY I MATTER DIRECT TEAM SUPPORTING THE I MATTER AWARDS
Is your child struggling or challenging right now? Would you like to feel more confident in your role as a parent-carer?
If you are a parent-carer who is linked to a member school or service you may be able to access an I Matter taster course or supported I Matter online learning. At present I Matter online learning is only made available via member schools and services because we know that a supportive informed network is very important for best outcomes for children and families - especially if there are some additional challenges.
If your school or service is able to support your participation, you will have a named Link or Lead Professional who will discuss your needs and help you to complete an initial registration and/or more indepth recommendations process. Your Link Professional will offer an informal contact with you as you progress your learning to talk through the relevance of your I Matter learning and implications and your personal light bulb moments with yo.
If you are working with a Licensed Lead Professional study support sessions can be organised by them in your setting.
Introductions and Getting Started Workshop and Essentials of Attachment
TASTER COURSE - GENERAL INTEREST
I Matter courses for parents and carers are offered in a step-wise approach. ACCESS IS VIA MEMBER SCHOOLS ONLY either a referral via a LINK or in house with a LEAD. Your Link or Lead will discuss the supported learning options available to you.
This taster workshop is a standalone for linked parents without escalated or more complex concerns. Where there is a need for more support we recommend the CORE 1 programme which includes a full initial registration and consultation process.
PARENTS-CARERS CORE 1: First Steps Award: Supported I Matter Training:
First Steps and Foundation Training introduces parents and professionals to the I Matter Framework as a connecting model that helps home and school work well together to help children. Core 1 combines the First Steps Course with a registration and recommendations process. It is advised where there are additional concerns or longer term needs
STUDY SUPPORT OPTIONS; For maximum flexibility, and confidentiality most courses for parents progress with support using 1:1 calls and a confidential moderated forum in addition to a private reflective space, with start anytime being possible. Scheduled groups as listed are limited and organised in association with Lead Professionals
An Introduction to Well-Being Planning and the Community Wheel
Well-being Planning is an essential element of increasing confidence and is supported by the I Matter Community Wheel network. The intention is to help you build on your first insights or CORE 1 recommendations and gain a clear plan about the way forward, including next steps. The local Community Wheel network will offer mutual aid opportunities to build your confidence. For those interested in a longer term I Matter Journey online membership is an optional extra.
PARENTS-CARERS CORE 2a Supported Training: I Matter Intensive Only
If you are ready to learn more detail about how an I Matter approach can help you in your key role, CORE 2a or CORE 2ab is for you.
The I Matter Intensive (CORE 2a) was introduced at the time of the COVID-19 outbreak. It helps you get the Big Picture on helping your child at a fast pace. Then the original Foundation A Course (CORE 2b) supports you as you put your learning into practice.
PARENTS-CARERS CORE 2ab Supported Training: I Matter Intensive and Foundation A
If you are ready to learn more detail about how an I Matter approach can help you in your key role, CORE 2 is for you.
The I Matter Intensive helps you get the Big Picture on helping your child - we then support you as you put your learning into practice.
WHEN YOUR MEMBER ORGANISATION PROGRESSES TO BECOMING A LEAD SCHOOL OR SERVICE, THE COST OF ACCESSING THIS TRAINING CAN BE OFFERED WITH SIGNIFICANT LOCAL DISCOUNTS