Leadership Training for Schools

I found the insight, experience and knowledge very helpful indeed… dynamic and practical approaches to leading a successful department… Thoroughly worthwhile.
Nicola Nicholl, Head of Middle School and Head of Science, Westminster School

Are you looking to improve something specific within your Senior Leadership Team or for your Middle Leaders?

Our School Leaders’ Coaching days are smaller , highly personalised and intensive coaching sessions with JMC experts in their fields.

Our team include experienced Headteachers, Senior and Middle leaders as well as Ofsted and ISI Inspectors.

School leaders forge relationships with JMC for many reasons:

  • We can support with appraisal, improvement initiatives, preparing for inspection, and changes in governance.
  • We can help grow your staff and senior and middle leadership teams through coaching and mentoring.
  • For quick school assessments our structured review and report packages have given leaders the information and guidance they need to push forward in the right direction.

Education Leadership Training and Networking Events

JMC support a number of professional associations, such as the ISA where are Associates deliver training on School leadership. We have well established links with the Independent Schools Portal and lead the network meetings for London and East Anglia. For more information about these hugely successful CPD events for School Leaders please see our events page.

We are here to share our expertise.

Growing, developing and investing in new leaders among in situ teachers has long been accepted as a key to success and schools need a range of options to ensure this important process is effective. The JMC portfolio of School Leadership Coaching Days has been designed to offer flexibility and present peronalised opportunities for leadership development.

HeadTeacher and SLT ‘Buddy’ System

Being a HeadTeacher is a lonely job, especially in a small school. JMC offer a unique ‘Buddy’ system where new Heads can access the support of an experienced Head for advice and guidance. This support can be offered face to face, on line or just by having someone to call. With so much responsibility Head Teachers in particular really benefit from having a ‘critical friend’ to share the journey with them.  Contact the office for more details on this programme.

The School Leadership Coaching Days listed below will give you a flavour of what we can offer and you can use our enquiry form to highlight any requirements or ask for further details on any of our courses.

Leadership Training & Coaching Days

Leadership INSET : Perfect Appraisal and Performance Management

“Very relevant, practically applicable and accessible information disseminated in an approachable, not threatening manner. I was impressed by the collective level of interest, motivation and focus generated”! Georgina Masefield, Head…

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Leadership INSET : The complete toolkit for Senior Leaders

  “wealth of practical tips based on real life experiences” L.Betts HOD Gresham Prep school Proven strategies for excelling as a Deputy Headteacher in your school One of the signs…

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Leadership INSET : Outstanding Pastoral Leadership

I feel particularly inspired. Unlike many courses, this felt achievable.  Alison Tanner, Year 5/6 Teacher Cameley Primary School The Highly Effective Head of Year /Key Stage/ 6th Form • Need…

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Inspection INSET : Excellence in ISI Educational Quality

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

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Inspection INSET : Compliance & SCR for ISI (including Boarding)

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

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Leadership Programme: Strategic Leadership

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 The Strategic…

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Middle Leaders Mentorship Programme

Thank you for your work on improving middle leadership….a well-planned and thought-provoking session which received very good feedback. Geraint Jones, Director of Education Cognita Schools UK & Europe The JMC…

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Ofsted 2019 INSET : The Ofsted Ready Leadership Team

“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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Leadership INSET: Stress Management and Resilience building for SLT

Stress Management and Resilience Building: The Lead Team guide Why is it important that leaders have a good understanding of stress and resilience for themselves? Why do people become stressed…

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Leadership INSET : Ultilising Data and Leading Assessment

“… all assessment and other processes should bring people back to the content of the curriculum (and the extent to which it has been taught and learned), instead of focusing…

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Leadership INSET : Outstanding Academic Leadership of Departments and Schools

This ‘hands-on’ course looks at the criteria and processes that school leadership will need to both understand and apply to be graded outstanding/excellent within the inspection framework. The course highlights and explores many of the features of excellent provision and will offer delegates practical and applicable examples to make an instant impact within their own schools.

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INSET : Difficult Conversations

  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…

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Leadership 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…

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Ofsted Ready Leader

Ofsted 2019 INSET: The Ofsted Ready School

In September 2019 Ofsted’s new Inspection framework comes into effect – is your school ready? According to Ofsted we can expect that ‘these changes will move Ofsted’s focus away from…

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Leadership INSET : Building and leading a robust Digital Strategy

School leaders are often not computer experts and do not want jargon and techie-speak when all they need to know is the educational value of different digital tools and approaches. Bringing together school leaders to evaluate their current and desired position, no detailed technical knowledge is necessary, this course aims to demystify the ‘edtech’ world and focusses on the impacts on education, practical leadership strategies and ways to promote a purposeful digital culture across the school.

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Education Leaders Training & Networking Events

 “The education leaders network meetings are invaluable and represent some of the best CPD out there in my opinion”.Mike Marie, Deputy Head, Bromsgrove School Leaders in Education – UCS School,…

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Leadership INSET : Leading Outstanding Departments and Subjects

Leading the Teaching and Learning from Good to Outstanding in your subject area, key stage or department. Do your middle leaders have the necessary leadership skills needed for the schools of the…

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Leadership INSET : Moving on to Middle Management

“Very inspiring”- Silvana Cardoso, Teacher, Francis Holland School Middle leader training for new HOD’s and Head’s of Year Do you need a middle leaders training programme in your school? How…

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curriculum design

INSET : Curriculum Design: Intent, Implementation & Impact

“Sometimes I think that we, as teachers, are so eager to get to the answers that we do not devote sufficient time to developing the question.”Daniel T. Willingham Curriculum Design…

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evidence based teaching

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…

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Leadership INSET : High Impact Lesson Observations & Coaching Conversations

“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 Strategies for…

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