The I Matter Organisational Awards
Take your organisation on an I Matter Journey
THE I MATTER ORGANISATION AWARD SCHEMES
Organisations that support children often struggle with struggling or challenging children.There can be lots of challenges:
What do you do when waiting lists are long?
Or what do you do when the forms to complete are so time consuming?
Where do you turn when you don't have answers or solutions for the staff member or parent who is looking for help?
But maybe there is a deeper challenge? Maybe this comes down to the following question:
Can your professional team collectively explain WHY you do what you do, using robust clear evidence based thinking?
What is the underlying theory and evidence on which you collectively make decisions?
In your understanding of children's behaviour in your setting for example, how do staff explain challenges that arise?
Are the staff in your team consistently and meaningfully attachment and trauma aware and developmentally informed?
Do all staff work effectively to build adult-child relationship health
Do staff you have a good understanding of how to support social emotional development?
Do they understand why some behaviour management processes can actively create problems?
Do they know WHY their own skills are so key to other priority outcomes?
What about work with parents-carers?
Do staff know how to work effectively to support adult-child relationship health at home?
So most importantly , do your decisions and practices actively support the healthy well-being and development of all children - especially the most vulnerable?
If not, the I Matter Organisational Award scheme can be a way forward as it will provide you with an interlinked set of principles and a language that will help you to join up thinking and home-school and team practices.
The I Matter Organisational Award Scheme is the process that supports organisations in a development process and then licenses organisations that work with adults and young people such as schools, colleges, youth groups and clubs to run I Matter Individual Award programmes. The Licensed Organisation (LO), trains and supports approved Link and Lead Professionals and Advanced practitioners in partnership with other local providers. Professionals and parents and young people register to take part and then supported by Links and Leads who support them through their programmes, helping them to reflect on the I Matter ideas and their implications, set personal objectives to build their confidence and achieve their Awards.
The I Matter Awards provide a structured way of ensuring your everyday team practice is grounded in a strong understanding of practical robust theory linked to what the research evidence is really saying about how to support children's mental health and well-being.
The core course content draws together key research implications into a well-organised set of ideas called the I Matter Framework. You will be able to assess your own team starting points and then you will be able to review your progress as you pursue an I Matter Organisational Learning journey over time so that you can see best impact on your organisational culture and best results
ALL I MATTER JOURNEY's START WITH A CHALLENGE AND A COMMITMENT.
ALL START WITH AN ASSESSMENT OF YOUR STARTING POINTS
SO WHAT IS YOUR ORGANISATIONAL START POINT? WHERE ARE YOU GOING?
YOUR SENIOR TEAM CAN COMPLETE ONE OF OUR CAREFULLY DESIGNED QUESTIONNAIRES
YOU CAN DISCUSS YOUR RESULTS WITH AN I MATTER ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COACH
YOU CAN MAKE A PLAN
YOU CAN REVIEW YOUR PROGRESS
YOU CAN THEN PROGRESS AT YOUR OWN PACE THROUGH FIVE PROGRESSIVE TRAINING LEVELS
THERE ARE SEVEN COMPONENTS AT EACH LEVEL
CLARIFYING PRIORITIES AND SETTING MANAGEABLE GOALS
STUDYING - THE I MATTER FRAMEWORK CORE COURSES AND EXTRAS
TAKING PART IN STUDY SUPPORT CONVERSATIONS
OBSERVING CHILDREN AND SHARING LEARNING
TAKING PART IN SOME COMPLEMENTARY TRAINING
HELPING WITH ORGANISING A LOCAL ACTIVITY
WHO SUPPORTS THE I MATTER ORGANISATIONAL AWARDS SCHEME
LICENSED PROFESSIONALS IN LICENSED ORGANISATIONS
APPROVED PROVIDERS OF STUDY SUPPORT AND COMPLEMENTARY LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
WHAT IF I WANT TO DONATE TO SUPPORT THE I MATTER ORGANISATIONAL AWARD SCHEME?
PLEASE DONATE TO OUR BURSARY FUND WHICH WE USE TO OFFER BURSARIES TO SMALL SCHOOLS AND LOW INCOME FAMILIES SO THAT THEY CAN JOIN AN I MATTER LEARNING JOURNEY