“Outstanding and Inspirational INSET”

Sarah Lemmon, Headmistress, Redcliffe School, Kensington

At JMC we have a passion for great 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.

What is High Quality Teaching and Learning?

High Quality teaching draws on research and evidence. Despite increasing calls for evidence-based practice in classrooms, teachers’ lives are so busy that it is often hard for them to access and effectively implement the best principles emerging from education research – that’s where JMC comes in.

High Quality Teaching & Pupil Premium

Making sure an effective teacher is in front of every class, and that every teacher is supported to
keep improving, is especially important for socioeconomically disadvantaged pupils. Investing in high quality teaching should rightly be a top priority for Pupil Premium spending. The EEF recommend at least 50% of your school’s PP funding should be spent on this, the JMC INSET courses are the ideal way to invest in professional development for teachers to support for early career teachers, and improve recruitment and retention.

Evidence- based Learning

Our Associates draw on a wide range of data from educational metanalyses on the most effective pedagogies for delivering outstanding teaching, as well as those from cognitive science which help us understand what deep learning looks like.

Sustainable Improvement of Teaching and Learning

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

Meeting your outcomes

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.

Improving the Quality of Education

The quality of education provided by a school can be judged against the effectiveness of the teaching. ‘Great Teaching’ is according to Professor Rob Coe ( formerly of Durham University), that which “leads improved student achievement using outcomes that matter to their future success”. We will not only deliver high quality CPD which matches with your school or departmental development plan , but also provide you with the next steps you need to sustainably improve pupil outcomes over time.

“Valuable professional development delivered with clarity. Clear, concise and to the point.”

Matthew Edwards, Assistant Headteacher, Northampton School for Boys

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 training solution for your school.

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High Quality Teaching and Learning Courses

learning walk

INSET: Conducting Meaningful Learning walks

Really informative Catriona Forrest Ratcliffe, Royal Masonic School for Girls , Deputy Head Academic Strategies for Learning walks, feedback and professional development to drive school improvement in teaching and learning…

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NQT

ECT INSET : The Early Career Teacher Toolkit

“To say that the ECT years of teaching are 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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challenge HPA

INSET : Challenging the most able students in all subjects

“Great take-always , so many useful resources” Thahseen Ali, Biology Teacher, King’s Rochester Strategies for challenging the most able students in every classroom [Even When Teaching A Mixed Ability Class]…

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curriculum review

Curriculum Review for state and independent Schools

We are able to provide bespoke curriculum review and/or INSET depending on your needs.  Our aim would be to work collaboratively and developmentally with you to develop a well-planned and…

smart marking

INSET : Smart Marking & Feedback Strategies

Smart Marking – making marking meaningful, manageable and motivating again! Lots of great smart marking ideas to try! Sophie Rollins, Head of Year & Head of IT How to mark…

Cognition

INSET: Cognition, Memory & Retrieval Practice for Exam Success at GCSE & A level

“Incredibly engaging and Inspiring” Katherine Letts, Assistant Head, St Laurence School Cognition is defined as ‘the mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience, and the…

Adaptive teaching

INSET: Adaptive Teaching Strategies in the Classroom

“Incredibly useful adaptive teaching strategies, which were explained brilliantly” Philippa Gleave, The Lady Eleanor Holles School Is it time for ​‘adaptive teaching’ to replace differentiation? Over the past few years, ​‘differentiation’ has…

Neurodiversity

INSET: Neurodiversity in the Classroom

The presenter was very knowledgeable on Neurodiversity and had lots of experience working as a SENDCO in schools. Very useful perspective. Really got me thinking! Jo Lindsay, St Bede’s Catholic…

collaborative learning

INSET : Active learning strategies in the Classroom

“It was informative, constructive and invaluable for me” Melanie Westlake, Head of Science, Saint Felix School The most recent ISI and Ofsted frameworks require a certain style of teaching to…

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ISI INSET : Improving Pupils’ Quality of Education

Impressed by both the content and the delivery Joe Thackway, Head, Crescent School Improving pupils’ quality of education across the school The quality of education in a school is judged…

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Neurodiverse learners

INSET: Neurodiverse Classroom Teaching

It is estimated that neurodiverse learners make up 15% – 20% of UK school pupils, a group which includes a range of learning differences such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, ADHD…

Secondary Classrooms

INSET: Metacognition in Post 16 & Secondary Classrooms

“Excellent ideas for how to embed metacognition in secondary classrooms across the whole school” Catherine Brooks, Lead teacher on Metacognition, The Crypt School Impact of Metacognition in Secondary Classrooms The…

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Self Regulation

Secondary INSET: Developing Self Regulation in the Classroom

What is self-regulation? There has been significant research interest into self-regulation, particularly in terms of how it can be best taught to students. The definition of ‘self-regulated learning’ isn’t set…

collaborative learning

INSET : Collaborative learning strategies

“It was informative, constructive and invaluable for me” Melanie Westlake, Head of Science, Saint Felix School The most recent ISI and Ofsted frameworks require a certain style of teaching to…

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KS2 Maths

INSET: Developing Reasoning in KS2 Maths

A great hands-on course with valuable messages of how to deepen reasoning in KS2 Maths with all abilities. The children are already reasoning at a deeper level in such a…

Critical thinking

INSET: Critical thinking & Higher order thinking skills

“I really appreciated how organic the delivery was” Shelley Chapman, Teaching & Learning Coordinator, The Marist School Support your pupils to think deeper about lesson content ● Do you think…

Literacy

INSET : Improving Reading in Secondary Schools

‘Really helpful – lots of ideas regarding whole school literacy, as well as in department. An excellent understanding / knowledge of how the Ofsted framework will impact schools – thank…

Dyslexia

INSET: Supporting Learners with Dyslexia

‘I found the course extremely useful and its importance in moving children forward in their learning cannot be underestimated.’ Melanie Boyer, SENDCo, Our Lady’s Preparatory School The SEND Code of…

Action Research

Primary INSET : Primary Metacognition Strategies

“Excellent ideas for how to embed metacognition across the whole school” Catherine Brooks, Lead teacher on Metacognition, The Crypt School The Sutton Trust highlight how primary metacognition and self-regulation strategies add,…

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Challenge

INSET : Challenge Culture for all Pupils

“Great take-always , so many useful challenge resources for students” Thahseen Ali, Biology Teacher, King’s Rochester Maximising progress in lessons for all learners Building effective inclusion and clear progression: raise…

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INSET: Applying the Rosenshine Principles to the Classroom

A practical day of applying Rosenshine ‘s principles in different subject areas. INSET Outline Barak Rosenshine suggests spending between 5-8 minutes each day, mostly at the beginning of a lesson,…

Assessment

INSET: Formative Assessment Strategies- Assessment as Learning

“Excellent! Pragmatic, realistic and no waffle!” Jean Raleigh, HOD, Bellerby’s College How is Assessment as learning different from AfL or AoL ? AfL or Assessment for learning grew out of…

Boys Attainment

INSET : Raising Boys Attainment & Engagement

“Left the staff buzzing with ideas, an excellent inset on raising boys attainment without doubt!” Sophie Banks , Headmistress, Eton End School • Does your boys’ attainment fall below that…

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challenge HPA

INSET : Strategies to Challenge HPA Students

“Great take-always , so many useful resources to challenge HPA students” Thahseen Ali, Biology Teacher, King’s Rochester Strategies to challenge HPA students in every classroom How do you set high…

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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…

PTSD

INSET: Future Ready Learning -21st Century Skills

“This workshop is both inspirational and practical. It shows how education needs to change and what future ready learning can look like in practice. It changed me as an educator…

learning behaviours

INSET: Coaching Learning Behaviours /Dispositions in Pupils

Ask any group of teachers or school leaders what the habits of good learners are and they will generally reach a consensus. But teachers do not feel as confident in…

A level

Post 16 INSET : Outstanding Teaching & Learning at A level

“Feedback has been extremely positive about last night’s training – ‘One colleague even described it as “life changing”. Andy Backwell, Head of 6th Form, Malmesbury School Some teachers find teaching…

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6th form

Post 16 INSET : Outstanding Learning & Progress in 6th Form

“Feedback has been extremely positive about last night’s training – ‘One colleague even described it as “life changing”. Andy Backwell, Head of 6th Form, Malmesbury School Some teachers find teaching…

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Assessment

INSET: Creating a Thinking School

“I really appreciated how organic the delivery was” Shelley Chapman, Teaching & Learning Coordinator, The Marist School Support your pupils to think deeper about lesson content ● Do you think…

ESOL learners

INSET: Strategies for Teaching & Engaging EAL / ESOL Learners

‘Great ideas to use with ESOL learners in our centre’ Chris Lucas, Bury Tuition Centre. In the UK there are approximately 1.6 million ESOL learners in maintained schools. There is…

Boarding school Audit

INSET: ISI Personal Development – building resilience, self-confidence & independence

What are inspectors looking for in ISI personal development? The current ISI inspection framework places a significant emphasis on pupils personal development and how the school and its curriculum contributes…

Cognition

INSET: Improving Memory & Learning with Cognitive Science

“Incredibly engaging and Inspiring” Katherine Letts, Assistant Head, St Laurence School Teachers of all subjects can benefit from Cognitive Science. It includes two disciplines: cognitive neuroscience, which looks at how…

good teacher

INSET : Improving Pupil Progress & Attainment at KS3 & KS4

‘very informative’  Sarah Williams, Principal, Immanuel School A practical guide on high impact teaching strategies for improving pupil progress in KS3 & KS4 students Ofsted has regularly condemned the quality…

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Primary curriculum

INSET : Raising Achievement in Primary Literacy & Reading

“Thank you again for the INSET on the Primary Curriculum, the staff were buzzing afterwards! “ Karen Coles, Director of Studies, Fulham Prep School Supporting a rich and ambitious Primary…

Metacognitive strategies

INSET: Improving Literacy through Metacognitive Strategies

“Fab ! Best thing I’ve ever been on”. N. Betts, Assistant Head, Sandbach High School Support your pupils to embrace metacognitive strategies to improve literacy outcomes. How can we get…

INSET : Raising Boys’ Achievement & Engagement

“Left the staff buzzing with ideas, an excellent inset on raising boys achievement without doubt!” Sophie Banks , Headmistress, Eton End School • Does your boys’ achievement fall below that…

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Remote teaching

INSET : Remote Teaching & Blended Learning Strategies

“This has helped our staff immensely with their remote teaching journey and has made us think of how we can use this experience to change our ways of teaching in…

metacognitive strategies

TA INSET: Metacognitive Strategies for Teaching Assistants

“An insightful webinar, I found the whole experience worthwhile and motivating” Maria Ruffino, Librarian & Teaching Assistant QEH Junior School, Bristol The benefits of metacognition are well documented. The Sutton…

Action Research

Action Research Project: Teaching Innovation

“Engagement levels and marks in the longer written responses have both improved.” Heather Garland, Head of Faculty, St John Plessington Innovation Programme Outline 1) Based on a firm foundation of…

Most able

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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emotional academic resilience

INSET : Emotional Academic Resilience Toolkit for Students

“Our Launchpad Students have had Emotional Academic Resilience training for several years. It is a key part of our strategy to help retain students, and then equip them for the…

SEND

INSET: Practical SEND Teaching Strategies

‘Pertinent & informative, directly linking to the classroom’ Lucy Wilkes , SENDCO, Denmark Road High School • Do your teachers have to deal with low achieving and pupils identified as…

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curriculum design

INSET : Curriculum Design: Intent, Implementation & Impact

This INSET cuts through the complexity of the issues and highlights common themes to support successful curriculum design” Tim Jones, Deputy Head, Knowle Park Primary School Curriculum Design With a…

critical thinking

INSET : More Independent Thinkers with a Growth Mindset

“Excellent subject knowledge combined with a wealth of experience to improve your teaching” Charlotte Knowles, Cheltenham College Designing a curriculum to develop Independent thinkers Over 30 years ago, Carol Dweck…

metacognition in STEM

INSET: Metacognition in STEM / Science / Maths Teaching

“Left inspired!” Kim Carmichael, Head of Science, Longcroft School Train your pupils to think for themselves • Do your pupils prefer recalling information to “real” thinking? • Are you fed-up…

mindsets

INSET : Understanding Mindsets for Pupils and Parents

“Fantastic level of information portrayed by an expert in child mindsets whose books are a must read for children ages 8-11….and their parents!”   David Fann, Associate Headteacher, Former Secretary…

Teaching boys and girls

INSET : Gender Differences in the Classroom

“Absolutely excellent. Quite simply the best course I’ve ever been on. Incredibly useful, practical, inspirational.” Deputy Head, Cambridge But why does the subject of gender differences continue to be so…

curriculum transition

INSET: Evidence Based Teaching to Improve Outcomes

“Fab ! Best thing I’ve ever been on”. N. Betts , Assistant Head , Sandbach High School Ditch the Educational Fads and use Evidence Based Research to Improve Pupil Outcomes…

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…

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