Preparing for Inspection

preparing for inspection

JMC were instrumental in our preparation for a recent I.S.I. inspection and were a source of great encouragement and guidance. Very evident in the report, where the highest possible judgements were obtained, was observed evidence of this input from John and his team.


Mike Rees, Headmaster, St. Michael’s Preparatory School

Inspection is so often a cause of undue anxiety, unneeded unrest and untenable rumour. At JMC we believe the best way to face an inspection process is informed, prepared and with confidence. You can aid the inspector in seeing that practice in your school is what it should be and in many areas, much more. Our couses are here to help you achieve just this.

With our detailed and current knowledge of the inspectorates priorities, approaches and requirements we can help you focus on what matters and what needs to be done to get the best from the inspection process.

Our in house trainers aim to leave your school having helped you unpick the inspectorates frames of reference and given your teaching teams more confidence and reassurance in readiness for when the inspector calls.

The focus of our courses can be adapted to your needs so please browse the current courses in the list below and let us know your priorities for us to tailor the course to best prepare you for your inspection visit.

Very thought provoking. I now find myself reassured and far, far better prepared for inspection.


John Paul Loker, Head Teacher, Dalesforth Primary School

Whole school and Lead team INSET for preparing for inspection

Leaders Day : The Ofsted Ready Leadership Team

“Thank you so very much for the fantastic INSET yesterday. It was without doubt the best INSET I have attended and absolutely met my hopes of providing a ‘health check’…

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Leaders day : Getting “Excellent” in an ISI Education Quality Inspection

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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Leaders day : Preparing for an ISI compliance Inspection (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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INSET : Effective marking and evidencing for Inspection

“Has really helped me confirm how I need to address the marking policy” Katherine Hyland, Assistant Head, St Anne’s Catholic School for Girls   Do you want to adopt a…

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Leaders Day : 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 : Raising Academic Achievement – High Impact Strategies for Class-teachers & School Leaders

Lots of good ideas that I can use tomorrow, exactly what I want from CPD  Alison Yates, Year Leader, Harlington Upper School Strategies to promote high levels of progress and…

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Secondary INSET : Outstanding Learning and Progress at A Level

“Excellent ideas for classroom activities” Ben Burrows, St Paul’s School A practical guide on high impact teaching strategies for post 16 students Do you apply the full range of teaching…

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Leaders Day : High Impact Lesson Observations and Feedback

“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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Leaders Day : Understanding 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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Leaders Day : 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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Example of Feedback at The Dragon School

INSET : ISI Excellent Marking and Feedback

With the recent changes to the ISI framework it is essential that teachers and leaders get to grips with the new criteria. This course also presents practical ways to mark smarter and how the research shows that improving marking and feedback is the number one way of adding value to pupil progression and attainment.

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preparing for inspection

INSET : ISI Excellent Teaching

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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