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

metacognitive feedback

INSET : Metacognitive Feedback 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 Improving Pupil Progress Feedback &…

Inspection INSET : Compliance & SCR for ISI

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 : Improving Literacy across the Curriculum

‘Really helpful – lots of ideas regarding whole school literacy, as well as in department. An excellent understanding / knowledge of how the Ofsted framework will impact schools – thank…

academic leadership

Leadership INSET : 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.

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…

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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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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INSET : Outstanding Pupil Outcomes for All students

Impressed by both the content and the delivery Joe Thackway, Head, Crescent School Improving Pupil Outcomes across the school The quality of education in a school is judged by the…

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curriculum design

INSET : Curriculum Design: Intent, Implementation & Impact

“Sometimes I think that we, as teachers, are so eager to get to the answers that we do not devote sufficient time to developing the question.”Daniel T. Willingham Curriculum Design…

EQ Inspection

Inspection INSET : Excellence in ISI EQ 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 EQ Inspection focus on Outcomes for…

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departmental leadership

INSET : 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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Mpck inspection

Mock Inspection for Schools

‘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…

Ofsted Ready Leader

Ofsted 2019 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…

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…

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…

Knowledge Rich Curriculum

INSET: Developing a Knowledge Rich Curriculum in Science

“Really engaging tutor who clearly knew his stuff” Sadia Mirza, HOD, Dr Challoners High School • Do you know what the changes that Ofsted are proposing?• How articulate are you…

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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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…

Lesson observations

INSET : How to make lesson observations meaningful

“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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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…

6th form

Post 16 INSET : Outstanding Learning & Progress in 6th Form

“Feedback has been extremely positive about last night’s training – ‘One colleague even described it as “life changing”. Andy Backwell, Head of 6th Form, Malmesbury School A practical guide on…

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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…

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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Deep dive

Ofsted 2019 INSET : Preparing for a Curriculum Deep Dive

“Very thought provoking. I now find myself reassured and far, far better prepared for inspection.”John Paul Loker, Head Teacher, Dalesforth Primary School The Ofsted Ready Department: Preparing for a Deep…

Ofsted 2019 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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