School Leadership INSET

Growing, developing and investing in leaders has long been accepted as a key to success and schools need a range of options to ensure this important process is effective. JMC recognise that schools value a choice of different approaches to leadership development so that they can tailor training to the distinct ethos and of the school. The JMC portfolio of courses has been designed to offer flexibility and present personalised opportunities for leadership development.

Our in-house leadership training courses provide the spring board for shared, coordinated school development initiatives and can be tailored to provide lead teams with the most relevant guidance on their particular objectives.

Offering a more sustained and personal development experience, our coaching and support packages for existing and aspiring middle and senior school leaders provide the gold standard in leadership development.

The courses 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.

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

Leadership INSET Courses

Compliance audit

School Compliance Audit

Very useful practical tips and information. Immediate take home actions.Abingdon School MAT, Academy & School Compliance Audits Educational institutions must meet and observe a wide variety of guidelines and regulations…

Safeguarding Audit

Safeguarding Audit for Academies & Schools

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,…

Ofsted Ready Leader

Ofsted 2020 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…

Ofsted 2020 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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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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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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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…

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 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 coaching : 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 of…

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Stress Management

Leadership coaching : Stress Management 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…

Leadership coaching : 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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departmental leadership

Leadership 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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academic leadership

Leadership 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.

Middle leadership

Leadership 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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Indpependent School Leadership

Leadership coaching : Leading in an Independent School

School leadership is second only to classroom teaching as an influence on pupil learningNCSL Modern Leadership in a Traditional Culture  The ‘hero head’ culture is no longer a model that…

Leadership 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.

Covid Compliant

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…

EQI

Inspection 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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Inspection 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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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…

Appraisal

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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Lesson observations

INSET : How to make lesson observations meaningful

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

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curriculum

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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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…

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…

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…

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…