We contacted JMC with regards to organising some bespoke training around ISI inspection, ISSRs, and the format of regulatory compliance inspections and were very impressed with the service they provided.
I highly recommend JMC to all senior leaders within independent schools. We will certainly be using them again!Jonathan Holmes, Deputy Head, St Dunstan’s College
Why choose JMC for your ISI Inspection Training?
The collective depth and breadth of experience of our inspection training team is unrivalled. All members of the team have all held significant leadership positions in schools belonging to HMC, GSA, BSA, IAPS and CISC.
Amongst our ISI inspection team are:
- A former Director of The Headmaster’ and Headmistress’ Conference (HMC)
- A former National Director of The Boarding School’s Association (BSA)
- A former Senior Advisor to Cognita Schools
- Former Board members of the Independent School’s Council (ISC)
Our expert ISI inspection team aim to leave your school having helped you unpick the school ISI inspection framework and given your teaching & administration teams more confidence and reassurance in readiness for when the inspector calls. We have an excellent record of helping schools achieve the highest outcomes.
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 possible judgements were obtained, was observed evidence of this input from John and his team.Mike Rees, Headmaster, St. Michael’s Preparatory School
The focus of our courses can be adapted to your needs so please browse the current courses in the list below and let us know your priorities for us to tailor the course to best prepare you for your inspection visit.
Whole School Inspection Training
Training could focus on areas such as:
- How to prepare for an ISI Compliance (RCI) or Education Quality Inspection (EQI)
- How to achieve excellence in an EQI ISI Inspection
- ISI Excellent Pupil Outcomes
- Achieving Excellence in Personal Development
- Marking and Feedback and how to evidence this for ISI
- Middle leaders training on how to observe lessons ISI style
- Understanding the ISSRs
- Preparing all the relevant documentation for ISI
- SCR Compliance training
- Compliance Briefings and mentoring for Governors, SLT & key HR / Office staff
- Safeguarding Updates e.g. KCSIE, Peer to Peer Sexual Harassment
- Boarding Compliance
Many schools choose to combine whole school inspection training with a mock inspection.
We have a range of packages which our office team would be happy to discuss with you.
ISI Inspection Compliance Training for Schools
Training on the New ISI Inspection Framework 2023
We are running a series of training events in 2023 on the new ISI Inspection framework and its application to schools, starting with our National Conference to be held in Central London on Friday 22nd September 2023.
We can adapt and offer this programme for deliver as an INSET in your school. Please contact us for details.
Training for staff who complete the SCR and recruitment processes
- Break down of all pre-employment checks, why and how to carry them out.
- Each session tailored to participants needs.
- Increased ability to respond the complex requirements when completing processes.
- Boosts confidence and understanding.
Compliance for Governors and School Proprietors
We can arrange an online expert led CPD session for your Governors, Trustees or Board members 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 training is aimed at governors , trustees , board members and proprietors of independent schools inspected by ISI or Ofsted. It is suitable for Governors of HMC, GSA, IAPS, ISA, Society of Heads or AGBIS Schools as well as Non-Association Independent Schools.
An Outstanding SessionJacqueline Jenkins, Chair of the Advisory Board and School Inspector, Merton Court School
Training on how to carry out internal audits of the SCR
- There can be great benefits to the Safeguarding Governors or school Proprietor carrying out an internal audit of the SCR. In order for a robust audit to take place, in depth training is offered to support the governor with this process.
- Training on how to carry out robust internal audits of the SCR.
- Demonstrations on how to delve further into processes to ensure statutory requirements are met.
- Appreciation to challenge evidence presented.
- Participants will leave with a greater awareness of the legislation that governs recruitment and the SCR.
Independent Schools Compliance Briefing sessions
Annual briefing sessions to independent schools updating on changes to statutory requirements from the DfE or Home Office, such as KCSIE, along with elements of best practice gained from our school’s audits.
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.
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Independent Schools INSET for preparing for inspection
Covid Compliance: Is your MAT , Academy or School Covid Compliant?
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Ofsted INSET : Preparing for a Maths Deep Dive
“Thank you, you made everything seem less scary” Richard Stubbs, Head of Maths, Abbey Park School The Ofsted Ready Maths Department: Preparing for a Deep Dive The current Ofsted framework…
Mock Inspection for Independent Schools
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Conference: The New ISI Inspection Framework 2023
“The changes proposed represent an evolution of how we currently inspect schools. They build on the strengths of our current framework and consider the significant changes across education and wider society over…
Boarding School Audit for Independent & International schools
Very useful practical tips and information. Immediate take home actions. Abingdon School Is your Boarding school fully compliant ? How do you know? Where is your evidence and is it…
INSET : Preparing for a Literacy & Reading Deep Dive
“Really useful for what a deep dive means and what to say to Ofsted” Justin Jones, Head of English, KLB School Preparing for a Literacy or Reading Deep Dive The…
Safeguarding INSET: KCSIE Compliance 2022
This expert-led KCSIE webinar is available for schools to book for their leaders and staff as a 1 or 2 hour interactive Zoom session. It can be booked now to…
Post 16 INSET: 6th Form Ofsted Deep Dives
“Thank you, you made everything seem less scary” Richard Stubbs, Head of Maths, Abbey Park School The Ofsted Ready 6th Form: Preparing for a Deep Dive Schools with a 6th…
ISI Inspection Training for Independent Schools
We contacted JMC with regards to organising some bespoke training around ISI inspection, ISSRs, and the format of regulatory compliance inspections and were very impressed with the service they provided….
Ofsted INSET : Deep Dive Marking & Feedback
“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 2020 : Greater focus on teacher…
Behaviour & Attitudes Audit for Primary & Secondary Schools
‘The Behaviour audit was conducted sensitively and thoroughly both prior to and during the audit. JMC took time to speak to staff and students to ensure they felt part of the…
Inspection INSET: ISSR Compliance for Governors
An Outstanding Session on ISSR Compliance Jacqueline Jenkins, Chair of the Advisory Board and School Inspector, Merton Court School Are you expecting an inspection from ISI or Ofsted? Book this…
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…
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…
INSET: Creating a school self-evaluation and SEF for ISI
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Inspection INSET: Single Central Register (SCR) for the Bewildered
“Expert advice and guidance delivered in a skilled and professional manner ” Mr W Sawyer, Head of Prep School, Yarm School What is a Single Central Register or SCR? Why…
Compliance & Safeguarding Training Webinars
Our expert-led webinars are available for schools to book for their leaders and staff as a 1 or 2 hour tailored and interactive Zoom sessions which would be suitable for…
Mock Ofsted 90 minute Educationally Focussed Conversation
Mock Ofsted Pre-Inspection Phone call between the Head & the Lead Inspector The purpose of this service is to support headteachers in preparing for the 90 minute educationally focussed telephone…
Compliance Audit : Schools Academies & FE Colleges
“Very impressed indeed with the meticulous nature of the compliance audit, the quality of feedback and manner in which it was delivered.” Jonny Timms, Headmaster, Walhampton School MAT, Academy &…
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…
Ofsted Special Measures Support for Schools
We maintain the strictest levels of confidentially throughout all our consultancy projects with schools & colleges especially concerning those judged as Ofsted inadequate or in Special Measures. Testimonials or references…
Middle leaders INSET : Effective Curriculum Monitoring & Evaluation
“The feedback from the middle leaders and SLT was overwhelmingly positive, they loved being able to share ideas and raise their concerns” Svetlana Bajic-Raymond, Deputy Head, Cotham School Are you…
Middle leaders INSET: Meaningful Lesson Observations
Strategies for Lesson observations, feedback and coaching to improve teaching and student progress Do your middle leaders feel confident in the skills of lesson observation? Can you feedback to colleagues…
INSET: Conducting a school self-review for Ofsted
Why carry out a School Self review? Many schools use a range of self-review activities to find out what is working, or not, in their schools. Sometimes these are overly…
Mock Ofsted Inspections for Schools, MATs & Academies
During the mock Ofsted, JMC quickly assessed what our primary needs were and responded immediately. We feel much better equipped for the task ahead. Judy Packham, Director, Springboard Education Mock…
Early Years Settings & Nursery Mock Inspections
From the very start JMC were professional and exceptionally friendly. The staff all commented how at ease they made them feel, while also being thorough. I will always be a…
Ofsted INSET : Preparing for a Humanities Deep Dive
“Outstanding – extremely helpful & has built my confidence” Miranda Rawlinson, Head of History, Pate’s Grammar School The Ofsted Ready Humanities Department: Preparing for a Deep Dive The current Ofsted…
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…
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…
Ofsted Training : The Ofsted Ready School
“Inspiring and knowledgeable” Claire Vickery, Head of DT, Buckler’s Mead Academy Ofsted has moved away from headline data to look instead at how schools are achieving these results, and whether…
Ofsted INSET: Preparing Subject Leaders for a Deep Dive
“Really useful for what a deep dive means and what to say to Ofsted” Justin Jones, HOD English, KLB School The Ofsted Ready Department: Preparing for a Deep Dive The…
Ofsted INSET : Preparing for an English Deep Dive
“Really useful for what a deep dive means and what to say to Ofsted” Justin Jones, Head of English, KLB School The Ofsted Ready English Department: Preparing for a Deep…
EYFS INSET : Achieving Outstanding Early Years Provision
Very informative, lots of thought provoking ideas Tanya Cross, Assistant Head, Inglehurst Junior School Do you know what outstanding looks like in EYFS? Are you able to evidence it in…
Safeguarding Audit : Academies Schools & FE Colleges
Very useful practical tips and information. Immediate take home actions. Abingdon School MAT, Academy & School Safeguarding Audits Understanding your duties and responsibilities, and developing and embedding good safeguarding practice,…
Independent Schools Standards ‘not met’ – Support for Schools
We maintain the strictest levels of confidentially throughout all our consultancy projects with schools & colleges especially concerning those that have not met the Independent School Standards, as judged by…
INSET: Governing Body Training for ISI Inspection
If you are a Proprietor or part of the Governing body of an Independent School in England you will have responsibilities to ensure that your school is adhering to the…
Ofsted INSET : Preparing for a Science Deep Dive
“Absolutely brilliant, I feel so much more informed and energised” Katherine Letts, Director of Science ( Core Leadership Group) , St Laurence School Ofsted Ready Science Teaching : Preparing for…
MAT, Academy & School Inspection Training
“A really helpful session covering all areas of the Ofsted framework. The suggested questions are really useful” Laura Creswick , Assistant Head , Teaching & Learning, Nailsea School School Staff…
State Boarding School Audit: Academies, Free Schools
Is your State Boarding school fully compliant ? How do you know? Where is your evidence and is it easily accessible? Are you confident of meeting all NMS for boarding…
INSET: Achieving Excellence in Pupil Personal Development
Thank you very much for a very informative and useful session Katherine Beith, Director of Studies, Alleyn’s Junior School How would you rate your pupil’s personal development? How do you…
INSET : ISI Excellent Marking & Feedback
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.
INSET : ISI Excellent 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…
INSET: Using Data to Improve Standards & Progress
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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…
INSET: Conducting a Meaningful Work Scrutiny
Do you feel confident in the skills of conducting a work scrutiny? Do you know how to use book scrutiny to help other teachers improvement their practice? Do you understand…
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…
INSET : Metacognitive Feedback to Improve Pupil Progress
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ISI INSET: ISI Inspection – Understanding the ISSRs
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ISI INSET: Documentation for ISI Inspections
An ideal combination to deal with the challenge of ISI inspections. Mr J Whybrow, Headmaster, Amesbury School INSET aims: To help you to develop a familiarity with the key policies…
Ofsted INSET : Preparing your School for Deep Dives
“A really helpful session covering all areas of the new Ofsted framework. The suggested questions are really useful” Laura Creswick , Assistant Head , Teaching & Learning, Nailsea School Is…