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F23 ISI Inspection Conference : Friday 1st March 2024 , Central London

The new ISI Inspection Framework is now in effect, known as Framework 23, there is a strong emphasis on promoting pupil wellbeing. Schools will be expected to demonstrate that they have reviewed and considered their provision for pupil wellbeing. You will also be expected to place a strong emphasis on pupil voice, developing a culture where pupils are able to share their views, wishes and feelings.

Join us for this full-day conference to ensure that you are prepared for your next inspection under the new framework. Building on the themes of the September 2023 Conference, you’ll hear from leading experts in independent school inspections, including Senior inspectors and the Former Chief Inspector of ISI. You will have plenty of opportunity to put your questions to our speakers, with dedicated time for questions, a panel discussion and ample networking time.

“The changes proposed represent an evolution of how we currently inspect schools. They build on the strengths of our current framework and consider the significant changes across education and wider society over the past six years.”​

Vanessa Ward, Chief Inspector-CEO at ISI

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Who should attend this conference on the F23 ISI Inspection framework?

School Proprietors, Governors & Trustees, Headteachers, Assistant Heads, Deputy Heads, Bursars and those in senior leadership positions in schools belonging to HMCGSABSAIAPS ISA , CISC & The Society of Heads.

This conference will enable you to:

  • Understand the changes to the inspection regime under the F23 ISI framework
  • Actively promote the wellbeing of pupils in line with the new framework
  • Be clear on what you need to do in order to secure the best possible inspection outcome
  • Effectively prepare for inspection day
  • Lead on high quality teaching and learning and understand the additional focus ISI will have in this area
  • Harness Pupil Voice in your school and make it work for your school in the inspection
  • Be clear on the impact of EDI on pupil wellbeing
  • Ensure you understand the ISSRs
  • Review and track pupil wellbeing in your school
  • Network with colleagues and out your questions to our expert panel

Is your school due an ISI Inspection in 2024?

JMC provide comprehensive mock inspections, each of our teams are lead by an experienced lead Inspector. Find out more here

JMC Inspection Team

ISI Inspection Framework 2023 Conference programme

Draft agenda: This agenda is a draft and is subject to change based on the latest developments


Hallam Conference Centre, Cavendish Venues, 44 Hallam St, London W1W 6JJ

Chair’s Introduction and Welcome

Kate Richards, Former Chief Inspector, ISI

A single type of routine inspection: Overview of the F23 ISI Inspection framework

John Medlicott, Director JMC Education

  • What are the changes & what are their implications for school leaders?
  • Changes in inspection methodology
  • What would my new report look like?

Safeguarding and actively promoting the wellbeing of pupils

Luke Ramsden, Deputy Headteacher St. Benedict’s School & Inspector

  • The focus on pupil wellbeing under the new framework
  • Creating a culture of safeguarding excellence
  • Leading a strategic approach to safeguarding and pastoral care
  • Incorporating student voice into pastoral care and student wellbeing
  • What does ‘actively promoting’ look like?

Securing the best inspection outcomes

Wendy Martin, JMC Associate & Educational Consultant

  • Effective pre-inspection preparation
  • Demonstrating pupil progress
  • Significant strengths – what do these look like?

Choice of workshops:

Stream A: EDI & its Impact on Pupil Wellbeing

 Dr Jo Trevenna FCCT, EDI Consultant with JMC Education              

  • How a focus on EDI can enhance staff and pupil performance & wellbeing
  • Harnessing EDI legislation and policy for a strong school culture and ethos
  • Tackling discrimination and bullying through tactical questioning

Stream B: Leading high quality and effective teaching & learning

John Medlicott, Director, JMC Education

  • Making sure your school meets the quality of education standards consistently
  • What does great teaching look like & how do we know?
  • Leading curriculum development & innovation

Panel Discussion Q&A Session Chaired by Kate Richards

Choice of workshops:

Stream A: Harnessing Pupil Voice to promote your school to inspectors

Wendy Martin, JMC Inspection Associate & Educational Consultant

  • Assessing & monitoring pupil voice in your school
  • Simple tips and tricks to ‘show & tell’ for inspectors in day & boarding schools

Stream B: Understanding the ISSRs & NMS

Karen Pickles, JMC Inspection Associate 

  • Are the ISSRS compulsory?
  • ISSR headlines
  • NMS

Reviewing and Tracking Pupil Wellbeing in your school

Beth Kerr, Former Director of Wellbeing for the Cognita Schools Group, Educational and Wellbeing Consultant & Inspector

  • Creating a culture of wellbeing
  • The importance of reviewing pupil wellbeing
  • Effective methods for track pupil wellbeing
  • Using the data to drive improvement
  • What will ISI want to see?

“Well presented and aimed – clearly they knew their audience and just what it wanted to hear! New to ISI inspection preparation, or an old hand just needing to know what’s changed, everyone will have left with plenty of directly relevant information that will enable their schools’ to prepare for inspection with confidence.”

“Very informative, very relaxed and great to meet others”

“Very knowledgeable and friendly speakers with a breadth of experience. Some really key points to take away.”

“Very informative and experienced voices”

“Extremely organised and very informative”

“Good organisation and varied well experienced speakers”

“The speakers were knowledgeable and informative”

Feedback from the Preparing for Change to Independent School Inspections September 2023

Dates: Friday 1st March 2024
Conference Fee: £325 + VAT (£390.00)

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