JMC were instrumental in our preparation for a recent I.S.I. Independent schools inspection and were a source of great encouragement and guidance. Very evident in the report, where the highest possible judgements were obtained, was observed evidence of this input from John and his team.

Mike Rees, Headmaster, St. Michael’s Preparatory School

Independent Schools Inspection Training

Our in house trainers aim to leave your school having helped you unpick the school inspection framework and given your teaching & administration teams more confidence and reassurance in readiness for when the inspector calls.

The focus of our courses can be adapted to your needs so please browse the current courses in the list below and let us know your priorities for us to tailor the course to best prepare you for your inspection visit.

Whole School Inspection Training

Training could focus on areas such as:

Many schools choose to combine whole school inspection training with a mock inspection.

We have a range of packages which our office team would be happy to discuss with you.

JMC Inspection Team

enquiries@jmcinset.com

020 8531 4182

Compliance Training for Schools

Training for staff who complete the SCR and recruitment processes

  • Break down of all pre-employment checks, why and how to carry them out.
  • Each session tailored to participants needs.
  • Increased ability to respond the complex requirements when completing processes.
  • Boosts confidence and understanding.

Safeguarding for Governors and School Proprietors

Training on how to carry out internal audits of the SCR

  • There can be great benefits to the Safeguarding Governors or school Proprietor carrying out an internal audit of the SCR. In order for a robust audit to take place, in depth training is offered to support the governor with this process.
  • Training on how to carry out robust internal audits of the SCR.
  • Demonstrations on how to delve further into processes to ensure statutory requirements are met.
  • Appreciation to challenge evidence presented.
  • Participants will leave with a greater awareness of the legislation that governs recruitment and the SCR.

Independent Schools Compliance Briefing sessions

Annual briefing sessions to independent schools updating on changes to statutory requirements from the DfE or Home Office, along with elements of best practice gained from schools audits. 

Please browse the course details below and get in touch to find out what makes us different and we can begin to create a truly bespoke solution for your school.

enquiries@jmcinset.com

020 8531 4182

Independent Schools INSET for preparing for inspection

Ofsted observations

Ofsted Training : The Ofsted Ready School

“Inspiring and knowledgeable” Claire Vickery, Head of DT, Buckler’s Mead Academy Ofsted has moved away from headline data to look instead at how schools are achieving these results, and whether…

school self review

INSET: Conducting a school self-review for Ofsted

Why carry out a School Self review? Many schools use a range of self-review activities to find out what is working, or not, in their schools. Sometimes these are overly…

Great Teaching

INSET : Consistently Great 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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Safeguarding conference

Inspection of Safeguarding Conference 2024

Join us for this one day online safeguarding conference to help you prepare your school for the inspection of safeguarding provision and to ensure that you are able to demonstrate…

Governing body

INSET: Governing Body Training for ISI Inspection

If you are a Proprietor or part of the Governing body of an Independent School in England you will have responsibilities to ensure that your school is adhering to the…

Humanities deep dive

Ofsted INSET : Preparing for a Humanities Deep Dive

“Outstanding – extremely helpful & has built my confidence” Miranda Rawlinson, Head of History, Pate’s Grammar School The Ofsted Ready Humanities Department: Preparing for a Deep Dive The current Ofsted…

school self review

Inspection INSET: Single Central Register (SCR) for the Bewildered

“Expert advice and guidance delivered in a skilled and professional manner ” Mr W Sawyer, Head of Prep School, Yarm School This is an introductory course aimed at senior leaders…

curriculum

Middle leaders INSET : Effective Curriculum Monitoring & Evaluation

“The feedback from the middle leaders and SLT was overwhelmingly positive, they loved being able to share ideas and raise their concerns” Svetlana Bajic-Raymond, Deputy Head, Cotham School Are you…

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F23 ISI

F23 Conference: The New ISI Inspection Framework 2023

“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…

NMS

Boarding School Audit for Independent Schools

Very useful practical tips and information. Immediate take home actions. Abingdon School Independent Boarding School Audit Educational institutions must meet and observe a wide variety of guidelines and regulations set…

Multi-academy Trust

Academy & School Governance Review

JMC can conduct a School Governance Review (virtually via Zoom or in person) The School Governance Review will examine the governance structure, operations and performance across the board. Our Governance…

Compliance audit

Compliance Audit : Schools Academies & FE Colleges

“Very impressed indeed with the meticulous nature of the compliance audit, the quality of feedback and manner in which it was delivered.” Jonny Timms, Headmaster, Walhampton School MAT, Academy &…

work scrutiny

INSET : Marking & Feedback – Evidencing for Inspection

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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Ofsted Deep dive

Ofsted INSET: Preparing Subject Leaders for a Deep Dive

“Really useful for what a deep dive means and what to say to Ofsted” Justin Jones, HOD English, KLB School The Ofsted Ready Department: Preparing for a Deep Dive The…

English deep dive

Ofsted INSET : Preparing for an English Deep Dive

“Really useful for what a deep dive means and what to say to Ofsted” Justin Jones, Head of English, KLB School The Ofsted Ready English Department: Preparing for a Deep…

Knowledge Rich Curriculum

INSET: Developing a Knowledge Rich Curriculum in Science

“Really engaging tutor who clearly knew his stuff” Sadia Mirza, HOD, Dr Challoners High School • Do you know what the changes that Ofsted are proposing?• How articulate are you…

DEI

INSET: Ofsted Personal Development – building resilience, confidence & independence

What are inspectors looking for in Ofsted personal development? The current Ofsted inspection framework now places a much greater emphasis on pupils personal development and how the school and its…

maths deep dive

Ofsted INSET : Preparing for a Maths Deep Dive

“Thank you, you made everything seem less scary” Richard Stubbs, Head of Maths, Abbey Park School The Ofsted Ready Maths Department: Preparing for a Deep Dive The current Ofsted framework…

ISI inspection Framework

INSET : Key Staff Preparation for the F23 ISI Inspection Framework

We all found the ISI Inspection Framework day incredibly useful, and we have plenty of actions to undertake! Sophie Toland, Senior Deputy, St. Mary’s Calne Getting to grips with the…

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ISSR

Inspection INSET: ISSR Compliance for Governors

An Outstanding Session on ISSR Compliance Jacqueline Jenkins, Chair of the Advisory Board and School Inspector, Merton Court School Are you expecting an inspection from ISI or Ofsted? Both these…

BSO accreditation

Why international schools go for BSO Accreditation

BSO Accreditation can provide several benefits, both for the schools themselves and for their pupils. In 2022, ISC Research data recorded a total of 13,180 English-Medium international schools around the…

F23 ISI

NEW DATE : Preparing for F23 ISI Inspections 2024 Conference

“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…

SEND Provision

INSET: Preparing your SEND Provision for Ofsted Excellence

“This session presented a broad spectrum of useful and thought-provoking content that has significantly impacted my approach to SEND leadership. It was packed with relevant information aimed at not just…

methodology

F23 ISI Inspection Methodology for 2023/24

The new ISI Inspection Framework is now in effect, known as Framework 23 (F23), there is a strong emphasis on promoting pupil wellbeing and some significant changes to inspection methodology….

Marking & Feedback

ISI INSET : A Consistent Approach to Marking & Feedback

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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School self evaluation

INSET: Creating a school self-evaluation and SEF for ISI

Why carry out a School Self Evaluation? Many schools use a range of self-evaluation activities to find out what is working, or not, in their schools. Sometimes these are overly…

INSET : New Standards for Accredited BSO Schools

Thank you very much it has been such a useful day, I have so many ideas to take away from the day! Lynne Reynolds, Head of Social Science , Bosworth…

Reading Deep Dive

INSET : Preparing for a Literacy & Reading Deep Dive

“Really useful for what a deep dive means and what to say to Ofsted” Justin Jones, Head of English, KLB School Preparing for a Literacy or Reading Deep Dive The…

Lesson observations

Middle leaders INSET: Meaningful Lesson Observations

Strategies for Lesson observations, feedback and coaching to improve teaching and student progress Making Lesson Observations Beneficial Teacher appraisal and capability place effective and accurate observations of teaching and learning…

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Special measures

Ofsted Special Measures Support for Schools

We maintain the strictest levels of confidentially throughout all our consultancy projects with schools & colleges especially concerning those judged as Ofsted inadequate or in Special Measures. Testimonials or references…

Mock inspections

Mock Inspection for Independent Schools

The whole mock inspection process was professional, well delivered and extremely valuable to us. It validated where we are and provided concrete next steps forward. Myself and the senior team…

Safeguarding Audit

Safeguarding Audit : Academies Schools & FE Colleges

Very useful practical tips and information. Immediate take home actions. Abingdon School MAT, Academy & School Safeguarding Audits Understanding your duties and responsibilities, and developing and embedding good safeguarding practice,…

school self review

Safeguarding INSET: Single Central Record (SCR) Compliance

“Expert advice and guidance delivered in a skilled and professional manner ” Mr W Sawyer, Head of Prep School, Yarm School The Single Central Record (SCR) is a key element…

Apprenticeships

INSET: Apprenticeship & Adult Skills Deep Dives

The Ofsted Ready Apprenticeship Programme: Preparing for a Deep Dive In April 2021 Ofsted became responsible for the inspection of apprenticeship provision at all levels. This was recommended in the Review…

Compliance

ISI INSET : Regulatory Compliance for Independent Schools

Really useful ideas to move us forward and help with evidence of compliance for inspection! Emma Beer, Deputy Head, Teaching & learning, Lady Barn House School Regulatory Compliance Compliance: There…

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KCSIE

Safeguarding INSET: KCSIE Compliance 2023

This expert-led KCSIE webinar is available for schools to book for their leaders and staff as a 1 or 2 hour interactive Zoom session. This webinar is appropriate for all…

Non association Independent schools

Mock Inspections for Non Association Independent Schools

25% of Non Association Independent Schools inspected between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 failed to meet the requirements of the Independent School Standards Ofsted – Non-association independent schools…

Safeguarding training

Compliance & Safeguarding Training Webinars

Our expert-led webinars are available for schools to book for their leaders and staff as a 1 or 2 hour tailored and interactive Zoom sessions which would be suitable for…

early years settings

Early Years Settings & Nursery Mock Inspections

From the very start JMC were professional and exceptionally friendly. The staff all commented how at ease they made them feel, while also being thorough. I will always be a…

Personal Development

INSET: Achieving Excellence in Pupil Personal Development

Thank you very much for a very informative and useful session Katherine Beith, Director of Studies, Alleyn’s Junior School How would you rate your pupil’s personal development? How do you…

Independent School Standards

Independent Schools Standards ‘not met’ – Support for Schools

We maintain the strictest levels of confidentially throughout all our consultancy projects with schools & colleges especially concerning those that have not met the Independent School Standards, as judged by…

Ofsted Deep Dive

How to Prepare for an Ofsted Deep Dive

The new Ofsted framework really gives more time for Ofsted inspectors to look at lines of enquiry and subjects in some depth: the now-famous Jacques Cousteau ‘deep dive’. This should…

Ofsted 2020

Ofsted INSET : Deep Dive Marking & Feedback

“Has really helped me confirm how I need to address the marking policy” Katherine Hyland, Assistant Head, St Anne’s Catholic School for Girls Ofsted 2020 : Greater focus on teacher…

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SLT INSET: Enabling Collective Teacher Efficacy (CTE)

When everyone in a school believes that together they can make a difference, the impact on student attainment can be almost quadrupled Rachel Eells, 2011 An Effect size greater than…

Science Deep Dive

Ofsted INSET : Preparing for a Science Deep Dive

“Absolutely brilliant, I feel so much more informed and energised” Katherine Letts, Director of Science ( Core Leadership Group) , St Laurence School Ofsted Ready Science Teaching : Preparing for…

Data

INSET: Using Data to Improve Standards & Progress

All schools use huge amounts of data to support them in the work they do. Information on pupil attainment and progress is the most complex part of this, but data…

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ISI BSO

BSO INSET : Exemplary Practice in BSO Education Quality

This will really get us thinking about the BSO Inspection and effective classroom practice William Shuttleworth, Director of Teaching & Learning, The Banda, IAPS Prep School, Nairobi, Kenya New BSO…

metacognitive feedback

INSET : Metacognitive Feedback to Improve Pupil Progress

Thanks for a fantastic INSET on Metacognition – Really looking forward to using the strategies in our lessons in the next few weeks The Marist School Sports Department ( via…

Feedback strategies

INSET : Advanced Marking & Feedback Strategies

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 of secondary…

Outstanding Implementation

Ofsted INSET: Outstanding Implementation of T&L

“Lots of new ideas to try out and great discussions ” #alwayslearning Highcliffe School Learning & Teaching Steering Group ( via Twitter) Will your school achieve or maintain Outstanding in…