ISI Inspection Training for Independent Schools

ISI Inspection

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

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 HMCGSABSAIAPS and CISC.

Amongst our ISI inspection team are:

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.

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:

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.

Tel: +44208 5314182

Email : enquiries@jmcinset.com

ISI Inspection Compliance Training for Schools

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.

Safeguarding for Governors and School Proprietors

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, along with elements of best practice gained from schools 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.

Email : enquiries@jmcinset.com

Tel: +44208 5314182

Independent Schools INSET for preparing for inspection

curriculum

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 clear…

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Safeguarding Audit

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,…

Personal Development

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…

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…

Compliance audit

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 &…

EQI

ISI INSET : Securing Excellence in ISI EQI

All of us found it a very useful ‘dress rehearsal’ for the real thing! Piers Heyworth,  Headmaster Manor Prep Getting to grips with the EQI focus on Outcomes for Pupils…

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Humanities deep dive

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 new Ofsted…

Ofsted Deep Dive

How to Prepare for an Ofsted Deep Dive

The new Ofsted framework really gives more time for Ofsted inspectors to look at lines of enquiry and subjects in some depth: the now-famous Jacques Cousteau ‘deep dive’. This should…

Covid Compliant

Covid Compliance: Is your MAT , Academy or School Covid Compliant?

As schools across the UK open for all students for the new school year, teaching professionals need guidance on how best to support and protect children and young people. Will…

good teacher

INSET : Improving Pupil Progress & Attainment at KS3 & KS4

‘very informative’  Sarah Williams, Principal, Immanuel School A practical guide on high impact teaching strategies for improving pupil progress in KS3 & KS4 students Do you apply the full range…

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Single Central Register

Inspection INSET: The Single Central Register 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…

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…

Ofsted Deep dive

Ofsted INSET : Preparing for a Curriculum Deep Dive

“Thank you, you made everything seem less scary” Richard Stubbs, Head of Maths, Abbey Park School The Ofsted Ready Department: Preparing for a Deep Dive The new Ofsted framework really…

6th form

Post 16 INSET : Outstanding Learning & Progress in 6th Form

“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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Excellent marking

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.

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EYFS

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…

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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…

Teacher CPD

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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ISI Lesson Observations

INSET: ISI Lesson Observation and the ISSRs

Extremely valuable – thank you ! Jane Bond , Senior Deputy Head (Pastoral and Operational), Rokeby School Strategies for ISI Lesson observation, feedback and coaching to improve teaching and pupil progress…

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Boarding Audit

School Audit: Boarding & Social Care for Schools & Children’s homes

Very useful practical tips and information. Immediate take home actions. Abingdon School Maintained & Independent School Boarding Audits Educational institutions must meet and observe a wide variety of guidelines and…

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…

curriculum design

INSET : Curriculum Design: Intent, Implementation & Impact

This INSET cuts through the complexity of the issues and highlights common themes to support successful curriculum design” Tim Jones, Deputy Head, Knowle Park Primary School Curriculum Design With a…

maths deep dive

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 new Ofsted framework…

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…

English deep dive

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…

ISI Inspections

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 2020

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…

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Science Deep Dive

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…

Marking & Feedback

INSET : Marking & Feedback – Evidencing for Inspection

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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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…

Deep Dives

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…

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Ofsted Outstanding

Behaviour Audit for Primary and 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…

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…

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…

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School Inspection Training

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…

ISSRs

ISI INSET: ISI Inspection – Understanding the ISSRs

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 Are you expecting…

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…

Lesson observations

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…

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Ofsted observations

Ofsted INSET: The Ofsted Ready School

“Inspiring and knowledgeable” Claire Vickery, Head of DT, Buckler’s Mead Academy According to Ofsted ‘these changes will move Ofsted’s focus away from headline data to look instead at how schools…

ISI INSET : ISI Compliance for Schools

Very useful practical tips and information. Immediate take home actions. Abingdon School • Is your school legal? • Do you know the rules, and are you following them? • How fast can…

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Data

SLT INSET : Utilising Data and Leading Assessment

Data is simply a story told in numbers. All schools use huge amounts of data to support them in the work they do. Information on pupil attainment and progress is…

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sixth form

Post 16 INSET : Preparing for a Deep Dive at Sixth Form

“Thank you, you made everything seem less scary” Richard Stubbs, Head of Maths, Abbey Park School The Ofsted Ready Sixth Form: Preparing for a Deep Dive The new Ofsted framework…

Mock Ofsted

Mock Ofsted Inspections for Schools, Colleges & Academies

Mock Ofsted Inspection : Supporting your journey to Outstanding Taking part in a mock Ofsted inspection is the perfect way to understand how your processes and teams will react and…

ISI BSO

BSO INSET : Securing Excellence in ISI BSO EQI

Thank you so much. I feel a lot more connected to what an inspection really means for a class teacher. Helen McCurry , Class teacher, ACS Hillingdon International Getting to…

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…

Mock inspections

Mock Inspection for Independent Schools

‘We were really pleased to welcome JMC to lead some INSET training at St Hilda’s ahead of our ISI EQ Inspection, which really inspired staff in their daily practice to…

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