International School Training & INSET

Excellent INSET, very engaging and thought provoking. Plenty of very positive conversations around the staffroom afterwards.

Colin Stobart, CPD Coordinator, Sherborne International School

Our In school INSET training for the International School

Sending a teacher from an international school to the UK to attend a course or conference is a huge expense for very little real gain, even if that teacher has to present on “what they learnt” on their return, the message will be diluted and have a limited effect beyond improving the practice of that single teacher.

International School Market is Growing Fast

By the end of the 2017-2018 academic year, 492,000 teachers and leaders were working in international schools. By 2023 ISC Research predicts that demand for qualified, English-speaking teachers will have reached 589,000.

International School Teacher Recruitment Crisis

All specialist international school recruiters agree that the supply of teachers is not expanding quickly enough. Although more teachers are seeking out the opportunities of working internationally, the number of available candidates is barely keeping pace with demand. It’s evident in the race for the best new recruits and in the salary and benefits packages that schools have to offer. It is a supply challenge that will increase while student enrolment continues to grow.

Meeting the need for skilled, experienced teachers who are trained in the teaching and learning approaches that international schools require, could well be the biggest challenge for the future of the international schools’ market. JMC can assist your school with our training programmes in the UK, as well as coming to your school to deliver high quality professional development programmes.

Retain your best staff through Professional Development

Studies show that international schools that invest in high quality CPD retain their best staff for longer and find it easier to recruit.

Parents expect highly trained teachers

With most parents prioritising the quality of the curriculum and academic achievement above all other factors when choosing an international school, can you afford not to invest in teacher development? Compelling research, such as the Hattie study , rank Teacher Credibility and Collective Teacher Efficacy above most other influences on pupil’s academic achievement.

We offer a comprehensive range of INSET courses for both Primary and Secondary phases within an international school each of which can be fully tailored to meet the development needs of your school.

“Invigorating for us”
Liz Cartwright, Deputy Headteacher, Braeburn Garden Estate School

High Quality and Good Value CPD

Arrange for one or more of our trainers to come to your international school and your whole staff receive the same training at a fraction of the cost and you decide on what message you want them to hear.

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…

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Leadership 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…

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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…

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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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Primary INSET : Improving Reading & Critical Literacy Across All Subjects

Supporting a rich and ambitious curriculum This course will be essential to make sure your school is providing a rich curriculum which supports children’s development of reading across all subjects….

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INSET : Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

Lots of practical ideas I can take back to the classroom Margarita Bromberg, Trinity School During this programme participants will: • Receive an internationally referenced basic theoretical understanding of CTPS….

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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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INSET: Highly Effective Teaching Assistants

“Inspiring” Chris Greenhough , Head Teacher, Swanwick School and Sports College Understand the research and best practice guidance around making best use of teaching assistants Learn how simple changes can…

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Inspection INSET : Excellence in ISI BSO Educational Quality

Getting to grips with the new focus on Outcomes for Pupils • How will your school fare in the new inspections? • Can your staff readily identify the outcomes they…

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Inspection INSET : Excellence in BSO Standards

  • Is your school compliant? • Do you know the rules of accreditation, and are you following them? • How fast can you prove it? • Where is your…

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INSET : Difficult Conversations

  Building positive relationships with difficult colleagues / parents This INSET will provide effective strategies to:   • Evidence effective leadership and the support of positive behaviours for staff and…

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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 & 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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Primary INSET : Challenging More Able Pupils in Maths

I feel particularly inspired. Unlike many courses, this felt achievable. Alison Tanner, Year 5/6 Teacher Cameley Primary School Maths is an exciting subject. The National Curriculum provides a framework to…

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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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metacognitive strategies

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

“Excellent ! Really appreciated the resources – good quality and directly useful”. Charlotte Resuggan , Assistant Head (Teaching & Learning), Sidcot School Do your pupils prefer recalling information to “real”…

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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 : 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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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 : 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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Thriving, not just surviving

INSET : Well-being for Better Teaching

Thriving, not just surviving: Well-being for teachers at work and at home How can we better manage stress, and develop resilience and avoid burnout? How does ensuring a good work-life…

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INSET : Supporting and Maintaining Well-being in School

By learning more about how we build resilience and manage stress, communicate with colleagues and set boundaries, create a supportive work environment and develop healthy relationships in the workplace, amongst others, we can start to put in place measures that help us to manage stress more efficiently and become more resilient in both our domestic and personal lives, thus becoming more productive and efficient at work.

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watercolours

Primary INSET : Teaching Art like a Specialist

Too often the misconception that people are either born with artistic ability or not is able to permeate into our schools. Teachers also feel less confident in delivering the art curriculum because they feel they are not ‘artists’.

This course aims to put these unhelpful views to bed and give teachers the confidence they need to deliver art with passion and enthusiasm and help bring out the artist in all their pupils.

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Primary INSET : Bringing the Primary Computing Curriculum to life

This course is designed to bring computing to life in your school. It presents a full understanding of the computing concepts and knowledge required to confidently deliver the curriculum. It covers the key concepts, ways to bring the subject to life and where to find essential resources to engage and inspire pupils across the primary age range.

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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 : Behaviour Management Strategies for Low Level Disruption

“Really engaging tutor who clearly knew his stuff” Sadia Mirza, HOD, Dr Challoners High School Low Level Disruption. Can you kick it? Yes, you can Why manage behaviour? Why do…

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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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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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