Teaching and Learning INSET

Teaching and learning

“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 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 Great Teaching?

Great 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.

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.

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

independent thinkers

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 and…

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Critical thinking

INSET: Critical thinking & Higher order thinking skills (HOTS)

“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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Character ,resilience and grit

INSET : Building Character,Grit & Resilience in Schools

“Superb – thank you – so much positive feedback from our Parents. Please can we now book a session on the same subject for staff…?” Pastoral Head, Berkshire In education…

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INSET: Top 10 Research studies every teacher should know about!

“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 Explore…

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INSET: Metacognition for Teaching Assistants

“Exactly what was needed, excellent!” Nadia Nibhan, Head of Faculty, Range High School Do your pupils prefer recalling information to “real” thinking? How do your TA’s help students improve their…

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INSET : Outstanding Teaching & Learning 2019

“Lots of new ideas to try out and great discussions ” #alwayslearning Highcliffe School Learning & Teaching Steering Group ( via Twitter)   On 16th January 2019 Ofsted released their…

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INSET : Improving Critical Literacy across the Curriculum

Excellent, purposeful and effectively delivered Evelyn Chua, Headteacher , Hampden Gurney Primary School Supporting a rich and ambitious curriculum This course will be essential to make sure your school is…

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INSET : Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

“Engagement levels and marks in the longer written responses have both improved”. Heather Garland, Head of Department, St. John Plessington Catholic College Develop skilled thinkers who enjoy solving difficult problems…

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INSET : Creative Teaching & Learning Strategies

“Very stimulating and thought provoking” Carole Baber, Bedford Sixth Form College In this INSET you will learn about: • the value of creativity and imagination as 21st century skills •…

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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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metacognitive feedback

INSET : Metacognitive Feedback 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 Improving Pupil Progress Feedback &…

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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 & Writing

Highly engaging and motivated the staff Rochelle Thompson, Deputy Head, Kings School   New Ofsted focus for 2019   16th January 2019, Ofsted published their new proposed inspection framework with…

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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 & Engagement

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

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metacognition

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

“Excellent ideas for how to embed metacognition across the whole school” Catherine Brooks, Lead teacher on Metacognition, The Crypt School Do your pupils prefer recalling information to “real” thinking? How…

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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, Crescent School Improving Pupil Outcomes across the school The quality of education in a school is judged by the…

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Inspection INSET : Excellence in ISI Educational Quality

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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Ofsted 2019 INSET : Marking & Feedback – Evidencing & Reducing workload

“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 2019 : Greater focus on…

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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

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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CPD for schools

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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