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.

“JMC provided bespoke training for us. It was well researched, up to date and delivered with real enthusiasm. I have no hesitation in recommending this company to other schools”.

Michele Jones Deputy Head, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School

Whole school and Lead team INSET for preparing for inspection

Inspection INSET : Excellence in ISI Educational Quality

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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INSET : Marking & Feedback Advanced Practice for Schools

Transformational David Luard, Northcote Lodge School   Beyond Triple Impact Marking – making marking meaningful, manageable and motivating again!   Just 45 per cent of primary and 44 per cent…

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Inspection INSET : Compliance & SCR for ISI (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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Mock Inspections for Schools

“Very thought provoking. I now find myself reassured and far, far better prepared for inspection.” John Paul Loker, Head Teacher, Dalesforth Primary School   Mock Inspections : Supporting your journey…

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CPD for schools

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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INSET : Rapid & Sustained Progress – High Impact Strategies for Class-teachers

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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Ofsted 2019 INSET: Essential Update for School Leaders

Update for new 2019 Ofsted Framework On 16th January 2019 Ofsted released their new draft inspection framework – is your school ready? According to Ofsted’s press release we can expect…

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Inspection INSET : Excellence in ISI BSO Educational Quality

Getting to grips with the new focus on Outcomes for Pupils • How will your school fare in the new inspections? • Can your staff readily identify the outcomes they…

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Leadership INSET : High Impact Lesson Observations & Coaching Conversations

“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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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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Inspection INSET : Excellence in BSO Standards

  • Is your school compliant? • Do you know the rules of accreditation, and are you following them? • How fast can you prove it? • Where is your…

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Primary INSET : Improving Reading & Critical Literacy Across All Subjects

Supporting a rich and ambitious curriculum This course will be essential to make sure your school is providing a rich curriculum which supports children’s development of reading across all subjects….

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INSET : Outstanding Pupil Outcomes for All students

Impressed by both the content and the delivery Joe Thackway, Head, Cresent School   Improving levels of Achievement and Personal Development School inspection frameworks have moved away from a series…

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Leadership INSET : 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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INSET : Marking, Feedback & Metacognition to Improve Pupil Progress

GREAT! What an INSET should be. Already changed how I am teaching this morning – feeling positive! Emma Kent, Director of Music, West Buckland School Overview of the research benefits…

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Ofsted 2019 INSET : Marking & Feedback – Evidencing & Reducing workload

“Has really helped me confirm how I need to address the marking policy” Katherine Hyland, Assistant Head, St Anne’s Catholic School for Girls   Ofsted 2019 : Greater focus on…

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Leadership INSET : 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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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…

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Example of Feedback at The Dragon School

INSET : Excellent Marking & Feedback for ISI

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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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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INSET : Outstanding Teaching & Learning 2019

“Lots of new ideas to try out and great discussions ” #alwayslearning Highcliffe School Learning & Teaching Steering Group ( via Twitter)   On 16th January 2019 Ofsted released their…

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Leadership INSET : 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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