I found the insight, experience and knowledge very helpful indeed… dynamic and practical leadership training … 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 Bath Spa University School of Education where we deliver a range of events for middle and senior leaders. 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 personalised 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.

We also offer Executive Coaching for School leaders and specialised coaching for Women leaders in Education & BAME School leaders as well as Headteacher Wellbeing Coaching.

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.

enquiries@jmcinset.com

020 8531 4152

020 8531 4152

Leadership Training & Coaching Days

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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Middle leadership

Middle leaders coaching : Moving on to Middle Leadership

“Very inspiring”- Silvana Cardoso, Teacher, Francis Holland School Middle leadership 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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Governors

INSET: Governors Development and Support Programme

“The importance and significance of outstanding governance and leadership across our education system, in every school in England, has never been greater. The role of governors in defining and implementing…

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…

SLT Coaching : 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.

Senior leader

SLT Coaching : Complete toolkit for a Senior Leader

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

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cheerful diverse schoolgirls on sports ground

INSET: Actively Promoting Wellbeing of our Pupils

With ISI proposing to inspect against the Independent Schools Standards through the lens of pupil wellbeing from September 2023, now is the perfect time to consider your whole school approach…

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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Headteacher wellbeing

Headteacher Wellbeing & Resilience Coaching Programme

As a school leader, these sessions have helped me understand the impact of my leadership style upon others so that I can adjust expectations accordingly. David Fann, Associate Headteacher, Larkholme…

Project management

INSET: Project Management for school leaders

What is Project Management?    Project management (PM) is the application of processes, methods, skills, knowledge and experience to achieve specific project objectives within agreed parameters. It has final deliverables that are constrained to a finite…

INSET : Difficult Conversations (including with Parents)

  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…

SMSC

INSET: Promoting SMSC across the School Curriculum

“Thank you so much for the SMSC course, I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed it , how insightful it was and useful. I am going to be able…

academic leadership

SLT Coaching : Outstanding Academic Leadership

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.

Deputy Head Wellbeing

SLT & Deputy Head Wellbeing & Resilience Coaching

We found the sessions with our safeguarding team particularly useful as it enabled the members of staff to articulate their concerns and anxieties . JMC then helped this team build…

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,…

leadership coaching

Leadership Coaching for Middle Leaders

I would highly recommend the coach from JMC. They were extremely engaged, professional and insightful, and they helped me move forward with positive actions towards reaching my goals. The JMC…

Leadership Programme

SLT 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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School Governance review

Academy Trust Board or School Governance Review

JMC can conduct a School Governance Review (virtually via Zoom or in person) Would you like to verify the effectiveness of your governance? Is your school about to undergo a…

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…

Promoting wellbeing

INSET: Head of Year & Pastoral Staff Training

Experts at leading interactive workshops which are lively, inclusive and offer multiple opportunities to reflect which will guide your organisation and pastoral staff to insightful and impactful outcomes. Kate Sommerville,…

headteacher appraisal

Headteacher Appraisal & Recruitment

‘(the headteacher appraisal was) a mixture of guidance and challenge, which was exactly what was needed as the role of Principal becomes ever more burdensome.’ Dr Daniel Sturdy, Principal, Wotton…

Middle Leaders Mentorship Programme

Thank you for your work on improving middle leaders….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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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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work scrutiny

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…

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 &…

Special measures

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…

Stress Management

SLT Coaching : Stress Management for School Leaders

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…

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…

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Executive coaching

Executive Coaching for Headteachers & School Principals

Being appointed as a new Principal was a daunting challenge, however the mentoring and guidance were superb from the start. The technical expertise accompanied by an exceptional coaching approach were…

Ofsted observations

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…

school self review

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…

Pastoral 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 Wellbeing /Year /Key Stage • Need guidance…

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headteacher appraisal

INSET: Housemaster, Housemistress & House Staff Training

Experts at leading interactive workshops which are lively, inclusive and offer multiple opportunities to reflect which will guide your organisation and colleagues to insightful and impactful outcomes. Kate Sommerville, Assistant…

Appraisal

Middle leaders INSET : Meaningful Appraisal & Feedback

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

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Compliance audit

Mock Regulatory Compliance Inspection Service (RCI)

“Very impressed indeed with the meticulous nature of the RCI, the quality of feedback and manner in which it was delivered.” Jonny Timms, Headmaster, Walhampton School  ISI Regulatory Compliance Inspections…

School self evaluation

INSET: Conducting a school self evaluation for ISI

Why carry out a School Self Evaluation? Many schools use a range of self-evaluation activities to find out what is working, or not, in their schools. Sometimes these are overly…

Coronavirus Schools Guidance

Coronavirus Schools Guidance – 12 ways to reduce the risks!

By Stephen McKernan Headmaster St Edward’s Preparatory School, Cheltenham Revising the School Curriculum for 2020/21 The current DfE guidance for the full opening of schools in September 2020 asks that…

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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curriculum transition

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…

departmental leadership

Middle leaders coaching : Outstanding Departmental Leadership

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

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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…

Compliance

ISI INSET : Regulatory Compliance (RCI)for Independent Schools

Really useful ideas to move us forward and help with evidence of compliance for inspection! Emma Beer, Deputy Head, Teaching & learning, Lady Barn House School Regulatory Compliance Have you…

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Data

INSET: Using Data to Raise Standards in the Classroom

All schools use huge amounts of data to support them in the work they do. Information on pupil attainment and progress is the most complex part of this, but data…

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NMS

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…

State Boarding school

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…

Indpependent School Leadership

School Proprietors : Leading an Independent School

Many school owners or school proprietors find themselves in a school leadership role with very little educational experience, this is especially true in small independent schools or international schools. This…

 

enquiries@jmcinset.com

020 8531 4152