International School Professional Development

International school

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

Colin Stobart, CPD Coordinator, Sherborne International School

We can support the professional development of International school staff in the following ways:

Online Virtual Expert- led Webinar Training 

Where we deliver the course of your choice via Zoom , Teams or any other appropriate platform to the staff in your school or staff across a group of schools.

Onsite or InSchool Training

Where we visit your school and deliver the training as a workshop with the staff in your school , group of schools or school association

Online Self -led Courses

Around 30 of our courses are available in this format. They can be purchased for individuals or for your whole staff. Some of  these courses are specifically designed with school support staff and head office staff in mind.

Online 1 on 1 Coaching & Mentoring 

This is ideal for those new to teaching a particular subject or year group or teachers who would like to improve their practice in a specific area. It is also a great option for middle leaders looking to focus on their leadership skills or specific aspects of their job.

Online 1 on 1 Executive Coaching for Headteachers & School Principals

This executive coaching is targeted at senior leaders of all levels of experience in state funded and independent schools and colleges across all phases based either in the UK or internationally, coaching and mentoring offers you the chance to share your professional development with an experienced school leader, international trainer and qualified coach.

International School Quality Assurance & Audits

Our quality assurance service for international schools involves the systematic review of educational provision to maintain and improve its quality, equity and efficiency. It encompasses school self-evaluation, external evaluation (including inspection), the evaluation of teachers and school leadership. This process involves working closely with the School Owners or Proprietors, Board of Directors or Trustees to facilitate a process of school improvement which also meets quality assurance standards set out the relevant international bodies as well as local inspection agencies as appropriate to the school.

Our Online & In school Professional Development 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.

Why not opt for our online training solutions?

We have a range of self led online training courses for under £30!

Or book one of our virtual expert led webinars on a topic of your choice

International School Teacher Recruitment

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 by offering training programmes for your new staff here in the UK, through our online training and coaching programmes or by coming to your school to deliver high quality professional development.

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 inschool INSET and online 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 Professional Development

Book one of our virtual expert -led webinar courses for your staff or 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.

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.

Email : enquiries@jmcinset.com

Email : enquiries@jmcinset.com

ISI Inspection

ISI Inspection Training for Independent Schools

JMC were instrumental in our preparation for a recent ISI Independent Schools inspection and were a source of great encouragement and guidance. Very evident in the report, where the highest…

Future ready learning

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…

Project management

INSET: Project Management for school leaders

What is Project Management?    Project management (PM) is the application of processes, methods, skills, knowledge and experience to achieve specific project objectives within agreed parameters. It has final deliverables that are constrained to a finite…

pastoral staff

INSET: Head of Year & Pastoral Staff Training

Experts at leading interactive workshops which are lively, inclusive and offer multiple opportunities to reflect which will guide your organisation and pastoral staff to insightful and impactful outcomes. Kate Sommerville,…

Housemaster

INSET: Housemaster, Housemistress & House Staff Training

Experts at leading interactive workshops which are lively, inclusive and offer multiple opportunities to reflect which will guide your organisation and colleagues to insightful and impactful outcomes. Kate Sommerville, Assistant…

safeguarding

Safeguarding Reviews & Training for International schools

“Sage, constructive, informed and helpful” Christine Rowlands, Vice Principal DSL, Sha Tin College, Hong Kong Every child has the right to live and learn in conditions that promote optimum development…

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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School Building

School Building, Design & Refurbishment Consultancy

Do you want a school building that adds value to the Education you provide? What’s your situation? Are you planning a new school in an existing building? Are you a…

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…

most able

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 How do you set high expectations in…

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International School Consultancy

International School Consultancy for Set up & Start Up

At JMC Education we offer a bespoke International School consultancy services to support setting up a school overseas. Our international Schools team are former school leaders specialising in the foundation, development…

SEND Remote Learning

INSET: Supporting SEND Remote learning for Students

Thank you so much, really inspiring Carrie Russell, Teaching Assistant, QEH Junior School While teachers everywhere are finding innovative ways of supporting pupils’ learning at home, remote teaching also poses…

Positive education

INSET: Positive Education in Schools

“I felt so fortunate that I was able to attend professional development training on Positive Education as this is something I’ve been interested in for a long time. Having the…

Teacher Burnout

INSET: Avoid & Deal with Teacher Burnout & Overwhelm

“This was a very timely and important workshop helping staff to recognise and address teacher burnout. It made everyone take their wellbeing more seriously.” David Welsh, Deputy Head, St. James…

Wellbeing Action Planning

INSET: Strategic & Personalised Wellbeing Action Planning

Everyone came away from the workshop with wellbeing action planning focused on their personal needs. Helen also showed us how the school can take a strategic approach to support us better.” …

Positive school culture

INSET: Creating & Maintaining a Positive School Culture

“This is a great workshop focused on improving wellbeing through a positive school culture. It really made me reflect on the way we all treat each other in school and…

Cognitive Science

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…

anxiety

INSET : Supporting Learners with Anxiety

‘You may not realise just how many lives  you actually change by your training courses so I felt the need to tell you. Since we attended our life has become…

Autism

INSET: Supporting Learners with Autism

” I wanted to write to say a huge thank you for the most inspiring and informative INSET. The approach was so refreshing, engaging and staff especially liked the personal…

Primary metacognition

Primary INSET : Primary Metacognition & Self-regulation

“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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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…

Executive coaching

Executive Coaching for Headteachers & School Principals

Being appointed as a new Principal was a daunting challenge, however the mentoring and guidance were superb from the start. The technical expertise accompanied by an exceptional coaching approach were…

Boarding Schools

INSET: Safe & Fully Compliant Boarding Schools

• Are Boarding schools fully compliant ?• How do you know?• Where is your evidence and is it easily accessible?• Will you satisfy the SCCIF (Maintained Schools) or are confident…

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…

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…

Behaviour management

INSET : Positive Behaviour Management Strategies

“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 positive behaviour strategies improve pupil…

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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 Do your pupils prefer recalling information to “real” thinking?…

Action Research

Action Research Project: Teaching Innovation Program

“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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SEND

INSET : Supporting SEND Learners – Practical Strategies

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

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Anger management

INSET : Strategies for Anger Management in the Classroom

“0ur staff found your anger management course hugely beneficial. The resources that you’ve sent will also be a huge help as we try to embed the strategies that you outlined.”Emma…

emotional intelligence

INSET : Emotional Intelligence to Improve Learning

Presented with style and humour – Great Stuff! So many courses (I’ve been on) suffer from lack of personality and heart – Not this one!’ Rob Flint, Lead Practitioner Art,…

inclusive classroom

INSET : Inclusive Classroom Practice

It was what I think, in my humble opinion, good inset should be: a chance to challenge our current thinking, whilst building on our existing knowledge and skills; plenty of…

leadership coaching

Leadership Coaching for Middle Leaders

I would highly recommend the coach from JMC. They were extremely engaged, professional and insightful, and they helped me move forward with positive actions towards reaching my goals. The JMC…

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…

AfL

INSET : AfL / Formative Assessment in International Schools

“Excellent! Pragmatic, realistic and no waffle!” Jean Raleigh HOD Bellerby’s College AfL or AoL ? AfL or Assessment for learning is particularly useful for supporting low-attaining students, but many international…

student-led learning

INSET: Student-led Learning in an International School

“I didn’t stop taking notes!” Becky Merritt, Sir George Monoux College Are you leading Teacher development in an international school? Would you like teaching to move away from a more…

oustanding maths

Secondary INSET : Outstanding Maths Teaching

“Superbly clear, inspiring, and backed by outstanding subject knowledge.”Tom Bowley, Millfield School, Head of Maths Subject Specific Pedagogy for Ofsted 2020 Subject knowledge CPD is becoming more important as many…

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…

teenage brain

INSET : Understanding the Adolescent Brain

Photo courtesy of Andrew Neel Andrew Neel “Fantastic level of information portrayed by a highly knowledgeable trainer.” Assistant Headteacher, Surrey For many years we have blamed challenging teenage behaviour on…

Character ,resilience and grit

INSET : Building Character,Grit & Resilience in Schools

“This could not have been more relevant. It has made me rethink and it has already changed our plan for next academic year. I will be looking out for other…

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…

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…

Outstanding Implementation

INSET : Ofsted 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…

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…

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…

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 •…

TA INSET: Unlocking the Potential of Teaching Assistants

“Thank you so much, really inspiring” Kim Colley & Carrie Russell, Teaching Assistants, Queen Elizabeth Hospital School INSET Outcomes Understand the research and best practice guidance around making best use…

ISI BSO

BSO INSET : Securing Excellence in ISI BSO EQI

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

BSO INSET : Exceeding the BSO Standards

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…

INSET : Difficult Conversations (including with Parents)

  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…

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)….

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…

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 maths

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 What are the barriers for the more-able mathematician and for the teachers?…

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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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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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Active learning

INSET : Active learning strategies in the Classroom

“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? Are…

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questioning strategies

INSET : Higher Cognitive Questioning Strategies

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 outstanding…

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…

welbeing

INSET : Wellbeing for Better Teaching

Thriving, not just surviving: Wellbeing for teachers at work and at home The number of teachers seeking mental health support has risen by 35% in the past 12 months. How…

Well-being

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.

primary art

Primary INSET : Teaching Primary 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.

Low level disruption

INSET : Behaviour Management 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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NQT

INSET : The teachers’ toolkit for the highly effective NQT

“To say that the NQT 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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