Mock Inspection for Schools

Mpck inspection

‘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 reflect, amend and refine’.

Dan Sayers, Headmaster, St Hilda’s School

‘Pupils’ attitudes to learning are outstanding.’ ISI EQI report, October 2019

Mock Inspection : Supporting your journey to Outstanding

Taking part in a mock inspection is the perfect way to understand how your processes and teams will react and ‘hold up’ during an Inspection, giving you the time to make any necessary adjustments within your organisation based on an honest, critical evaluation of your processes and practices.

We have teams of specialists supporting the following inspection frameworks:

ISI Compliance and Educational Quality

Ofsted for UK State & Non-Association Independent Schools

BSO Standards & Educational Quality

CIS International accreditation  

Benefits of being inspected by JMC

The inspection will encourage both reactive and proactive improvement in the quality of education provided by school

The inspection will help to standardise teaching, enable benchmarking and comparison in improving the quality of teaching and learning.

Institutions will be held accountable for all aspects of their provision including their commitment to and delivery of improvement in all aspects of their service. Services that place at their core the wider student experience including health and safety and welfare.

Pre Inspection Training

Our pre inspection training helps you when preparing for inspection. We will provide a comprehensive analysis and evaluation of the effectiveness of your service, focusing on quality of education, safeguarding arrangements, leadership and management in particular.
Furthermore, we will develop an action plan with clear strategies for improvement prior to the mock inspection date.

Mock Inspection Visit

Our inspection teams conduct the mock inspections over 2-3 days depending on the size of the school.

The mock inspection can take many forms and these are some areas for which you may be interested for your school:

Quality of Education

Our inspection team will use the ISSRs to evaluate the main upshots for pupils – achievement and personal development.  The team would visit lessons, discuss the lesson plans and overall schemes of work with Dept Heads and the Academic Deputy Head and then meet with a variety of pupils to discuss their views on teaching and delivery.

Boarding Welfare

If you are a boarding school you may consider a need for an inspection of your Minimum Standards for Boarding Schools.  This would include a visit to your boarding houses, meeting your house staff and Pastoral/Boarding Lead and discussing boarding with your Head.  The team would also meet with a group of boarding pupils to discover their views of boarding within your school.

EYFS Provision

If you have a EYFS provision we can organise an experienced team to evaluate this area of your school to ensure that it fulfils the requirements for the framework (published by the Dept for Education).

Use of evidence

The team’s judgements on the education quality criteria are based as far as possible on first-hand evidence and include the following activities:

Observation of lessons and scrutiny of samples of students’ work
Consultation with students
Discussion with the proprietor or representative(s) of the school
Analysis of evidence provided by students and staff
Analysis of documentary evidence, including performance indicators and self-evaluation
Consideration of any significant changes or overt progress over recent years.

Mock Inspection Report

You will receive both verbal feedback and a written report which can be presented to the School Governors or Proprietors.

The ExSEF: Our Enhanced package includes a review of your SEF (an External SEF) with recommendations related to the inspector’s findings, compiled after the visit.

How much will it cost?

The cost depends on 4 factors:
1. Size of the Inspection Team
2. Number of days
3. Scope of the inspection
4. Nature of the school: E.g. Size, age range, number of sites, provision of Boarding

The collective experience of our Associates makes us the ideal choice for inspection training and mock inspections prior to your formal inspection.

For a quote or to learn more about our mock inspections, then don’t hesitate to get in touch using our enquires form


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