JMC has been working in the UK School improvement sector for over 12 years providing training for school leaders & teachers as well as school inspections in readiness for ISI & Ofsted. In the independent schools sector we are proud to work with many of the schools associations providing teacher courses and conferences for members. JMC has delivered training, consultancy and support to many of the top 500 schools across the world as listed by the prestigious Spear’s index.

This gives us an unrivalled knowledge of school improvement, school leadership, teaching and learning and school inspections.

Our Director, John Medlicott has worked at some of the most prestigious and successful schools in the UK,  rated Outstanding by Ofsted and Excellent by ISI.

John is ably assisted by our School Improvement Associate team who are experienced school leaders & teachers who have been hand-picked for their dynamic delivery, expert knowledge and pedagogical insight.

The JMC team has a wealth of experience as current or recent senior leaders in outstanding schools and as advisors, inspectors and examiners and we all agree that CPD should be tailored to the needs of the setting to be truly effective.

JMC the home of CPD

Award Winning Personalised, Professional & Practical CPD

John can be relied upon to deliver upbeat and engaging in-service training sessions on a variety of subjects. Time flies during John’s interactive sessions, which is often a rare quality on inset courses – especially when it comes to compliance. He is very knowledgeable and adds humour to his training courses.

Matthew Adshead , ISA Chairman and Director, Board of Directors at the Independent Schools Council (ISC)

Multi Award -Winning School Improvement Partner & CPD Provider

JMC Education is the recipient of three prestigious education awards : School INSET Provider of the year in the 2020 UK Enterprise Awards and in 2019/20 & then again in 2023/24 Educational Consultancy of the year by Corporate Livewire.

These awards recognise our personalised professional practical school CPD , high-quality service and the depth of experience in the educational sector.


Too many companies offer off-the-shelf INSET which is not adapted to the individual needs of the school. Our courses are personalised – i.e. built on the identified needs and requirements of the school rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

We are used to differentiation for pupils so why shouldn’t we expect it when training staff also? We firmly believe that the one size fits all approach to CPD is totally outdated, as such we use formative assessment throughout our training to identify your needs and act upon them.


All our JMC Associates are experts in their fields : Chief Examiners, HMI’s / Ofsted & ISI Inspectors, Principals & Headteachers & Executive Headteachers & Principal Consultants

A pdf copy of the slides is always made available with the INSET, along with further materials and targets for action.


We model best practice in teaching in our workshops, whether online or face to face –  we make sure the CPD relates to your teaching theory and/ or subject specialism and the needs of your learners. Metacognition, collaborative learning, assessment for learning & feedback all play a part in our training.

Collaborative & Active learning for teachers

Collaborative – while teaching could be seen as a solitary profession, collaboration with your fellow teachers and colleagues has been identified as one of the most relevant features required for teacher learning. High quality CPD also requires action, delegates need to be doing something – actively learning. You want strategies and resources that they can use in the classroom tomorrow not theories that you have to work out for yourself how to apply. Finally, there must be follow up, either a subsequent visit by the Associate and/or teachers working together to try out the new teaching ideas, peer observe and critique. New skills and ideas need time to take hold; experimentation and refinement is the best way to embed new ideas into your classroom practice.

Book a free CPD consultation

Take a moment to look through the various CPD and training options we can provide for your school on this website as well as what our clients say about us. This will give you a starting point to start planning how best to support your staff.

Then arrange an appointment for us to discuss your ideas by phone and find out what makes us different -it’s as simple as that!

020 8531 4182

“Thank you so very much for the fantastic INSET yesterday. It was without doubt the best INSET I have attended and absolutely met my hopes of providing a ‘health check’ and ideas to energise, the buzz this has already stimulated has been great”.

Hilary Barry, Director of Studies, Highfield School