We contacted JMC with regards to organising some bespoke training around ISI inspections, ISSRs, and the format of regulatory compliance inspections and were very impressed with the service they provided. The training was individualised to our needs, and the trainer was an expert in their knowledge of ISSRs and how they are scrutinised.

Jonathan Holmes, Deputy Head Academic, St. Dunstan’s College, London

Are you expecting a routine inspection (F23) from ISI? Book this CPD session for your School leadership Team where we will explore:

  • What aspects of school are inspected on a regulatory compliance inspection?
  • What will we need to prove compliance?
  • What will inspectors be looking for?

This course is aimed at senior leaders, bursars/business managers and proprietors in independent schools inspected by ISI. It is suitable for Heads & SLT of HMC, GSA, IAPS, ISA, Society of Heads or AGBIS Schools or any support staff involved in preparing, reviewing and accessing the documentation required for successful ISI inspections.

Independent Schools Compliance: Meeting the ISSRs

In their documentation, ISI tell us that, ‘inspections are designed to make clear the extent to which the school meets or does not meet the various ISSRs the NMS for boarding schools, the EYFS statutory requirements, and other legislation as applicable.’ There are almost 30 key areas involved in a standard regulatory compliance inspection and in many cases each of these is subject to a range of specific regulations. If your school has an EYFS provision or has boarding, there will be many more! How do you know where to start?

Is your school due an ISI Inspection in 2024?

JMC provide comprehensive mock inspections, each of our teams are led by an experienced Reporting Inspector. 

Find out more here

JMC Inspection Team

Common Compliance Pitfalls

This training will offer an overview of the key aspects your school leadership team need to be aware of and some of the common pitfalls to help you audit your provision. Without a final grade or judgement the ISSRs have never been so important, by the end of this course, you will have all the information you need to know where to look next to complete a self-analysis of your readiness for a compliance inspection.

What happens if your school fails to meet any of the ISSRs? Contact JMC , we can help you produce an action plan and response for the DfE, as well as prepare the school for the next monitoring inspection. Find out more here.

JMC Inspection team


We will guide you through the Independent Schools Standards Regulations (ISSRs). We include reference to the National Minimum Standards for Boarding (NMS) and the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation (EYFS) (though not the OFSTED framework for inspecting registered settings for children under two years of age). This will include an exploration of academic and pastoral policy areas plus safeguarding, health and safety and how you interact with stakeholders, to show the effectiveness of leadership and management.

Very helpful and professional , as a Head I would recommend to any school for a focused compliance inspection review.”

Mr G Emmett, Head of Scarborough College


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