Charter Gold Accreditation is awarded when a school, setting, provide or service can demonstrate that the Four Cornerstones are being genuinely embedded within their culture and ethos, and that this is being achieved in partnership with parents and carers and children or young people. A high-quality package of training, appreciative inquiry, consultation and celebration (spanning at least two years) is available to support you this process, facilitated by your own dedicated team of practitioners, parent carers or young people. Your ‘Charter Champions’ will automatically join a supportive local network, the Charter User Group, which meets each term.
Schools, settings, providers and services achieving Charter Gold will be encouraged to continue building upon these achievements by working towards a three-year cycle of re-accreditation. Your good practice will be recognised locally, and you will have the opportunity to offer peer support to other schools, settings and services wishing to improve their practice in co-production and inclusion.
We can offer bespoke training for individual or groups of schools, settings, providers and services. Training packages will focus on the Cornerstones model as a relational approach to partnership working that will enhance co-production, inclusive practice and wellbeing within the culture and ethos of your organisation(s).
A key element of our work is to encourage and gather Voice, usually through narrative approaches. We create safe spaces in which young people, parent carers and practitioners have the opportunity to share their stories, which are then analysed and presented back in the form of a report or presentation, becoming the basis for your improvement journey. We are able to offer bespoke, appreciative research projects using this approach.