Developing Teaching Practice

“Valuable professional development delivered with clarity. Clear, concise and to the point.”
Matthew Edwards, Assistant Headteacher, Northampton School for Boys

At JMC we have a passion for developing teaching and learning. We offer a robust range of courses, all enriched with ideas, techniques and strategies to help bring out the best in the practice of all teachers.

Furthermore, our whole school or whole department approach provides unique opportunities for teachers to work together to enhance and develop their practice.

Our teaching and learning courses can be tailored to address the priorities of your school. They can be adjusted to meet your objectives and CPD needs. Please browse the course details below and use our enquiry form to let us know what interests you, and we can begin to create a truly bespoke training solution for your school


Teaching and Learning Courses

Science INSET: Outstanding Teaching Practice in Science

‘Schools need to raise pupils’ aspirations and enjoyment of science and ensure that they nurture the talents of our potential young scientists of the future.’ Ofsted Report ‘Success in Science’…

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INSET : Coaching Teachers & Leaders for Success

Instrumental in the development of teaching, learning and leadership and contributed significantly to the pace of the transformation from ‘Requires improvement’ (Ofsted July 2013) to an ‘Outstanding’ school (July 2017)….

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INSET : Marking, Feedback & Metacognition to Improve Pupil Progress

GREAT! What an INSET should be. Already changed how I am teaching this morning – feeling positive! Emma Kent, Director of Music, West Buckland School Overview of the research benefits…

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INSET : Marking & Feedback Advanced Practice for Schools

Transformational David Luard, Northcote Lodge School   Beyond Triple Impact Marking – making marking meaningful, manageable and motivating again!   Just 45 per cent of primary and 44 per cent…

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Primary INSET : Engaging Boys’ with Reading and Writing

Highly engaging and motivated the staff Rochelle Thompson, Deputy Head, Kings School Supporting boys to achieve is an aspect of Teaching & Learning that consistently needs addressing. Historically, girls tend…

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EYFS INSET : The Journey to Outstanding in the Early Years

Very informative, lots of thought provoking ideas Tanya Cross Assistant Head, Inglehurst Junior School Do you know what outstanding looks like in the early years? Are you able to evidence…

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EYFS INSET : Characteristics of Effective Learning in the Early Years

Professional, knowledgeable, highly engaging and friendly approach Su Berkley, Assistant Head, Chew Magna Primary School The how children learn is as important as the what they learn. It is our…

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INSET : Independent Learning and Increasing Pupil Initiative

Very stimulating and thought provoking Carole Baber, Bedford Sixth Form College   • Are you looking to developing the levels of Independence and resilience in your pupils? • Do you…

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INSET : SEND Learners – Practical Classroom Strategies

Excellent, purposeful and effectively delivered Evelyn Chua Headteacher , Hampden Gurney Primary School   • Do your teachers have to deal with low achieving and pupils identified as having SEND?…

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INSET : Raising Boys’ Achievement

“Incredibly useful strategies, which were explained brilliantly” Philippa Gleave, The Lady Eleanor Holles School   • Does your boys’ attainment fall below that of girls? • Are your staff struggling…

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INSET : Metacognition & Self-regulation – Reframing learners as thinkers

“Excellent, clear, well-pitched delivery and responds to questions well” Ben Fell, Teacher, Uppingham School Do your pupils prefer recalling information to “real” thinking? How do you help students improve their…

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INSET : Differentiation and Personalised Learning

Hugely useful and informative day James Moss-Gibbons, Director of Studies, Lambrook School Maximising progress in lessons for all learners Building effective inclusion and clear progression: raise standards, narrow the gap, challenge…

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INSET : Higher-Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) & Academic Study Skills

Thank you again for the INSET, the staff were buzzing afterwards! Karen Coles, Director of Studies, Fulham Prep   What can teachers learn from psychology and cognitive science to apply to…

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INSET : Making a Digital Difference: raising attainment across the curriculum with digital tools.

 A different approach to using digital tools Engaging, exciting, energising. This is how teachers are describing the impact the Digital Difference strategies have had on their classes. The Digital Difference…

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INSET : Active learning in the Classroom: make your pupils work harder than you!

“It was informative, constructive and invaluable for me” Melanie Westlake, Head of Science, Saint Felix School   Are there aspects of teaching and learning which you would like to develop?…

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INSET : Outstanding Pupil Outcomes for All students

Impressed by both the content and the delivery Joe Thackway, Head, Cresent School   Improving levels of Achievement and Personal Development School inspection frameworks have moved away from a series…

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Leadership INSET : Getting “Excellent” in an ISI Education Quality Inspection

All of us found it a very useful ‘dress rehearsal’ for the real thing!   Piers Heyworth,  Headmaster Manor Prep Getting to grips with the new focus on Outcomes for…

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INSET : Questioning Strategies to Stretch & Challenge all your pupils

Fantastic strategies backed by research and resources to take away Donia Peters, Head of Music, Clifton High School   Are you looking to increase challenge and deepen learning through the…

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INSET : Marking & Feedback Strategies – Evidencing for Inspection

“Has really helped me confirm how I need to address the marking policy” Katherine Hyland, Assistant Head, St Anne’s Catholic School for Girls   Are you looking to adopt a…

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coaching and mentoring

INSET Programme : Transformational Teacher Coaching

Our coaching programme for class teachers is designed to help your school tangibly improve key areas within the school by the use teacher coaching and mentoring by an experienced advanced skills consultant. It is a structured, sustained process with a self-selected group of teachers across your school to enable them to embed new knowledge and skills from specialist consultants in day-to-day practice.

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INSET : Rapid & Sustained Progress – High Impact Strategies for Class-teachers & School Leaders

Lots of good ideas that I can use tomorrow, exactly what I want from CPD  Alison Yates, Year Leader, Harlington Upper School Strategies to promote high levels of progress and…

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Secondary INSET : Outstanding Learning and Progress at A Level

“Excellent ideas for classroom activities” Ben Burrows, St Paul’s School A practical guide on high impact teaching strategies for post 16 students Do you apply the full range of teaching…

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INSET : Challenging the most able students in all subjects

“Excellent – lots of good strategies and resources. I liked that the course leader was flexible in his approach and was happy to go off on tangents and alternative topics.”…

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INSET : Positive Behaviour Management for Outstanding Learning and Teaching

“Great presenter, very clear and knowledgeable” Katie Coe, Exeter School   Outstanding behaviour strategies for high levels of pupil progress Why do pupils misbehave? How can personalised learning improve outcomes?…

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INSET : The teachers’ toolkit for highly effective NQTs

“To say that the first year of teaching is challenging would be an understatement. There are so many moving parts to manage and so many new things to learn that…

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Example of Feedback at The Dragon School

INSET : Excellent Marking & Feedback for ISI

With the recent changes to the ISI framework it is essential that teachers and leaders get to grips with the new criteria. This course also presents practical ways to mark smarter and how the research shows that improving marking and feedback is the number one way of adding value to pupil progression and attainment.

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preparing for inspection

INSET : Excellent Teaching & Learning for ISI

Dispelling misconceptions, clarifying the criteria and sharing the theory and research behind the ISI approach. This course sets out what ISI defined excellent teaching looks like and how it can be identified and strengthened throughout the school.

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INSET : Embedding a Growth Mindset into your Classroom and School

‘Mindsets’, the simple but compelling idea put forward by Carol Dweck of Stanford University, has taken the US educational system by storm and challenged the way our Stateside colleagues view learning, talent and ability. Teachers and school leaders have found the approaches and practical tips suggested by mindsets theory have had a clear impact on the performance of learners in their classrooms.

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