Accredited Training for Teachers, Leaders & Staff
Accredited Training for Teachers, Leaders & Staff
About the Courses
What if teachers and staff looked at all of their pupils, and each other, through a lens of built-in resilience?
iheart’s whole-school wellbeing strategy encompasses young people, teachers, staff, school leaders and parents to embed a consistent understanding and language of mental health across the entire educational environment. First, we introduce staff to iheart’s unique approach and support the strengthening of their own resilience and wellbeing. We then offer training for select members of staff to deliver the iheart programme to their own students, ensuring long-term sustainability of the iheart Framework within the school.
Level 1: Wellbeing Course for Educators/Teachers
This introductory course supports all those within a school who work with young people and is suitable for teachers, senior leaders, administrative staff and teaching assistants. Participants learn to uncover their own innate capacity for wellbeing and resilience so that they are being better prepared to manage stress, time pressures and challenging circumstances within the educational profession. Upon completion, a common language emerges for navigating issues and discussing mental wellbeing whether on the playground, in the classroom and in the staff room.
The course can accommodate a maximum of 30 participants per group, and takes place across 8-weeks consisting of 12 learning hours spread over 90-minute twilight sessions.
Knowledge & Skills Gained
Navigate personal and professional challenges with more confidence
Manage feelings of stress and overwhelm
Handle difficult conversations with pupils, colleagues and others
Recover more quickly from setbacks and disappointments
Access more peace of mind and clarity at work and at home
Access personal resilience in the face of deadlines and teacher workload
Level 2: Training Course to deliver iheart
This in-depth training is for selected teachers, school leaders and staff members who have completed the Level 1 course and now wish to train to deliver the iheart Curriculum to their own students. Upon completion, participants receive iheart Facilitator Certification and ongoing access to the comprehensive iheart Resource Portal enabling Curriculum delivery and including all slides, videos, support tutorials and CPD opportunities.
When run as a bespoke course for one school, it requires a minimum of six participants per group. Alternatively, it can be offered across several schools as part of multi academy trust or a local partnership. The course takes place across ten session consisting of 20 learning hours spread over either weekly twilights, half-day sessions or inset days.
“The resources are fantastic and I am excited about teaching them. I also feel mentally stronger myself after the training.”
Nikki, Teacher, Thomas More Catholic School
“Excellent content. Really enlightening course very enthusiastically led by subject knowledge experts.”
Ellen, Teacher, Langley Park School
“The iheart Curriculum is ready made, it’s focused, it’s fantastic – I can take it straight into the classroom and deliver a cutting edge resilience programme. ”
Robyn Mcfarlane, Teacher
“I could see how the philosophy of iheart could help the children going forward, the learning also really resonated with me as an adult and I wanted to take it further.”
Paul Hewitt, Assistant Headteacher, Elmgrove Primary School
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The true source of stress, anxiety and other feelings
The relationship between feelings and thoughts
Pressure and deadlines
Dealing with the challenging behaviour of pupils and others
Managing our own behaviour
Responding vs reacting
Listening and communication
Relationships with colleagues, pupils, parents and guardians
“The best decision we made was for our teachers to be trained in iheart.”
Bring the iheart curriculum to your pupils
An early intervention addressing the root causes of poor mental health and emotional issues, this preventative programme helps young people to uncover their innate resilience and wellbeing so that they can face future challenges and school transitions with confidence. 11 interactive one-hour classroom sessions delivered by an accredited iheart facilitator or a trained, iheart-certified member of staff.
In-depth support for students to navigate their very real day-to-day challenges, focusing on critical topics such as self-esteem, exam stress, anxiety, relationships and social media. 11 one-hour classroom sessions delivered by an accredited iheart facilitator or a trained, iheart-certified member of staff.
ignite: innate resilience and wellbeing 1.0
This highly engaging, short-course series narrated by youth hosts walks students through the fundamentals of the iheart framework. Comprised of six 20-minute episodes designed for the tutoring or home room hour, this fully digital programme inspires young peoples’ curiosity to explore their innate mental wellbeing and resilience.