Pre-Prep Departments & Schools INSET

Pre-Prep

Many of the staff have already employed the practical and useful tips in their classrooms. A succinct and effective session that was delivered in an engaging and practical manner, which made the time fly.

Zoe Dunn, HeadTeacher, UCS Pre-Prep School

Our CPD & INSET for Pre-Prep Schools

All Pre-Prep Schools are different !

We have worked with Pre-Prep departments and schools of all shapes and sizes, no two are the same! Some may be very similar to nursery schools, but most have unique characteristics. We have delivered high quality training to early years teachers for many years through our work with independent school associations including IAPS, the ISA and SATIPS.

Investing in the future

Pre-Prep practitioners are key to the delivery of high quality early years education. Developing your staff and keeping them motivated ensures that they enhance vocabulary, build curiosity and engage children with delight and enthusiasm.

“Children need an inspirational environment that changes and includes quirky objects and things that lie outside the ordinary. They need to hear words that are strange and alluring, hear stories that open up new worlds of imagination and wonder; they need drama and songs, adventure and the great outdoors. These are what you can bring every single day. Think like a child to be like a child.”

Greg Bottrill , Author of ‘Can I Go and Play Now?: Rethinking the Early Years’

Developing a learning culture requires a shared vision, enabling processes and structures, empowering managers to develop a motivated workforce, to encourage and sustain learning.

Investing in high-quality support for teachers’ professional learning is not just one of the most effective things schools can do to raise standards, but one of the best value choices they can make.

Professor Robert Coe, Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring

Even in the challenging financial circumstances that schools are facing, to cut CPD spending would be one of the most counterproductive, short sighted and evidence-averse things a school could do.

High Quality Affordable CPD for Pre-Prep Departments

So if you help decide what CPD the teachers at your Pre-Prep school have access to, remember that, if done right, its benefits are wider reaching than we might first assume. JMC with its experienced Pre-Prep trainers and practitioners is well placed to assist your Pre-Prep School with the professional development of your staff.

Please browse the course details below and get in touch to find out what makes us different and we can begin to create a truly bespoke solution for your school.

Email : enquiries@jmcinset.com

Tel: +44208 5314182

Autism

INSET: Supporting Learners with Autism

” I wanted to write to say a huge thank you for the most inspiring and informative INSET. The approach was so refreshing, engaging and staff especially liked the personal…

Primary metacognition

Primary INSET : Primary Metacognition & Self-regulation

“Excellent ideas for how to embed metacognition across the whole school” Catherine Brooks, Lead teacher on Metacognition, The Crypt School Do your pupils prefer recalling information to “real” thinking? How…

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Most able

INSET : Embedding a Growth Mindset into your Classroom and School

‘Mindsets’, the simple but compelling idea put forward by Carol Dweck of Stanford University, has taken the US educational system by storm and challenged the way our Stateside colleagues view learning, talent and ability. Teachers and school leaders have found the approaches and practical tips suggested by mindsets theory have had a clear impact on the performance of learners in their classrooms.

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Wellbeing

INSET : Self-care and Resilience Building for School Staff

What is the relationship between stress and resilience? How can we become more resilient? How can we better understand and manage stress, and become more productive at work? How can…

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sustained shared thinking

EYFS INSET: Questioning Strategies to Develop Sustained Shared Thinking

For me Sustained Shared Thinking underpins the learning, the role of play, the role of teaching – it draws it all together.” Kathy Brodie, Early Years Author • Are you…

assertive teacher

INSET : The Assertive Teacher & School

I found this course very uplifting. I’ve learnt many different strategies to enable me to be more confident and assertive teacher, and to develop assertiveness in my pupils. Dale James,…

holistic development

EYFS INSET : Holistic Development in Early Years

Relatable and refreshing training, that engaged and inspiredK.Payne,  Early Years Advisor What is Holistic Development? Holistic Development is an approach to learning that emphasises the importance of the physical, emotional…

Teaching boys and girls

INSET : Gender Differences in the Classroom

“Absolutely excellent. Quite simply the best course I’ve ever been on. Incredibly useful, practical, inspirational.” Deputy Head, Cambridge But why does the subject of gender differences continue to be so…

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…

TA INSET: Unlocking the Potential of Teaching Assistants

“Inspiring” Chris Greenhough , Head Teacher, Swanwick School and Sports College INSET Outcomes Understand the research and best practice guidance around making best use of teaching assistants Learn how simple…

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…

Early years

EYFS INSET : Inspire Children in Early Years Education

So many great ideas that we cannot wait to put into practice! K.Smith Nursery Manager, West Sussex There’s something exciting about watching a young child learn something new or do…

EYFS INSET : Early Years Outdoor Education

The staff really enjoyed the day and are putting all the great ideas into practice already! B.Lee Director, Ladybirds Nursery, St Albans Do you want to empower your staff to…

INSET : Coaching Teachers & Leaders for Success

Instrumental in the development of teaching, learning and leadership and contributed significantly to the pace of the transformation from ‘Requires improvement’ (Ofsted July 2013) to an ‘Outstanding’ school (July 2017)….

Eyfs computing

EYFS INSET : Computing and Coding in EYFS & Pre Prep

Are you unclear on where to start with the computing curriculum, or would like ideas on how to bring computing to life? Would you like to secure your own understanding…

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EYFS

EYFS INSET : Achieving Outstanding Early Years Provision

Very informative, lots of thought provoking ideas Tanya Cross,  Assistant Head, Inglehurst Junior School Do you know what outstanding looks like in EYFS? Are you able to evidence it in…

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Effective learning

EYFS INSET : Characteristics of Effective Learning in EYFS

Professional, knowledgeable, highly engaging and friendly approach Su Berkley, Assistant Head, Chew Magna Primary School How Children learn The how children learn is as important as the what they learn….

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INSET : Independent Learning and Increasing Pupil Initiative

Very stimulating and thought provoking Carole Baber, Bedford Sixth Form College   • Are you looking to developing the levels of Independence and resilience in your pupils? • Do you…

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Thriving, not just surviving

INSET : Wellbeing for Better Teaching

Thriving, not just surviving: Wellbeing for teachers at work and at home The number of teachers seeking mental health support has risen by 35% in the past 12 months. How…

Well-being

INSET : Supporting and Maintaining Well-being in School

By learning more about how we build resilience and manage stress, communicate with colleagues and set boundaries, create a supportive work environment and develop healthy relationships in the workplace, amongst others, we can start to put in place measures that help us to manage stress more efficiently and become more resilient in both our domestic and personal lives, thus becoming more productive and efficient at work.

Most able

INSET : Challenging the most able students in all subjects

“Great take-always , so many useful resources” Thahseen Ali, Biology Teacher, King’s Rochester Strategies for challenging the most able students in every classroom How do you set high expectations in…

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NQT

INSET : The teachers’ toolkit for the highly effective NQT

“To say that the NQT year of teaching is challenging would be an understatement. There are so many moving parts to manage and so many new things to learn that…

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Teacher CPD

INSET : Excellent Teaching & Learning for ISI

Dispelling misconceptions, clarifying the criteria and sharing the theory and research behind the ISI approach. This course sets out what ISI defined excellent teaching looks like and how it can be identified and strengthened throughout the school.

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