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. There’s a million ways to start flustering yourself when Ofsted or ISI come knocking. At JMC we believe the best way to face an inspection process is informed, prepared and with confidence. It’s a case of breathe, relax, and take our advice , based on many years of experience. You can aid the inspector in seeing that practice in your school is what it should be and in many areas, much more. Our mentoring , training courses & mock inspections are here to help you achieve just this.

Pre- Inspection Mentoring

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. One of our inspection team can work with your staff for a day in a mentoring role supporting your preparation in key areas such as compliance, safeguarding, SEF preparation etc

Pre- Inspection Training

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.

Training could focus on areas such as:

Mock Inspections

Many Senior leaders, Governors or School Proprietors are looking to ensure the highest outcomes in their inspections and ask JMC the support the school by visiting and carrying out a ‘mock inspection’ – for more details click here

Our team continue to act as mentors or critical friends in these inspections helping your staff identify and issues and suggesting solutions.

External Self Evaluation (ExSEF)

Would you like our inspection team to visit and then help you complete your SEF? Our ExSEF service casts a critical eye on your self evaluation with the framework in mind , suggesting ways to evidence standards and improve outcomes.

We have a range of packages which our office team would be happy to discuss with you.

enquiries@jmcinset.com

020 8531 4152

enquiries@jmcinset.com

020 8531 4152

“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

school Improvement review

School Improvement Review Service & Audits

We really found the school improvement review work you did last year very useful and it’s something we would like to implement on a yearly basis.Michael Johnson, Vice Principal for…

INSET : ISI Excellent 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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good teacher

INSET : Improving Pupil Progress & Attainment at KS3 & KS4

‘very informative’  Sarah Williams, Principal, Immanuel School A practical guide on high impact teaching strategies for improving pupil progress in KS3 & KS4 students Do you apply the full range…

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Boarding school Audit

INSET: Boarding School Staff Training for ISI Inspection

• Is your Boarding school fully compliant ?• How do you know?• Where is your evidence and is it easily accessible?• Are you confident of meeting all NMS for Independent…

School self evaluation

INSET: Conducting a school self evaluation for ISI

Why carry out a School Self Evaluation? Many schools use a range of self-evaluation activities to find out what is working, or not, in their schools. Sometimes these are overly…

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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SLT 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…

ISSR

ISI INSET: ISI Inspection – Understanding the ISSRs

Very helpful and professional , as a Head I would recommend to any school for a focused compliance inspection review.” Mr G Emmett, Head of Scarborough College Are you expecting…

Deep Dives

Ofsted INSET : Preparing your School for Deep Dives

“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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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…

Data

INSET: Using Data to Raise Standards in the Classroom

All schools use huge amounts of data to support them in the work they do. Information on pupil attainment and progress is the most complex part of this, but data…

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Safeguarding training

Compliance & Safeguarding Training Webinars

Our expert-led webinars are available for schools to book for their leaders and staff as a 1 or 2 hour tailored and interactive Zoom sessions which would be suitable for…

work scrutiny

INSET: Conducting a Meaningful Work Scrutiny

Do you feel confident in the skills of conducting a work scrutiny? Do you know how to use book scrutiny to help other teachers improvement their practice? Do you understand…

Boarding school Audit

INSET: ISI Personal Development – building resilience, self-confidence & independence

What are inspectors looking for in ISI personal development? The current ISI inspection framework places a significant emphasis on pupils personal development and how the school and its curriculum contributes…

Non association Independent schools

Mock Inspections for Non Association Independent Schools

25% of Non Association Independent Schools inspected between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 failed to meet the requirements of the Independent School Standards Ofsted – Non-association independent schools…

Boarding school Audit

INSET: Safe & Fully Compliant Boarding Schools

• Are Boarding schools fully compliant ?• How do you know?• Where is your evidence and is it easily accessible?• Will you satisfy the SCCIF (Maintained Schools) or are confident…

English deep dive

Ofsted INSET : Preparing for an English Deep Dive

“Really useful for what a deep dive means and what to say to Ofsted” Justin Jones, Head of English, KLB School The Ofsted Ready English Department: Preparing for a Deep…

ISSR

Inspection INSET: ISSR Compliance for Governors

Very helpful and professional , as a Head I would recommend to any school for a focused compliance inspection review.” Mr G Emmett, Head of Scarborough College Are you expecting…

ISI Lesson Observations

INSET: ISI Lesson Observation and the ISSRs

Extremely valuable – thank you ! Jane Bond , Senior Deputy Head (Pastoral and Operational), Rokeby School Strategies for ISI Lesson observation, feedback and coaching to improve teaching and pupil progress…

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ISI Inspection

ISI Inspection Training for Independent Schools

JMC were instrumental in our preparation for a recent ISI Independent Schools inspection and were a source of great encouragement and guidance. Very evident in the report, where the highest…

Compliance audit

Mock Regulatory Compliance Inspection Service (RCI)

“Very impressed indeed with the meticulous nature of the RCI, the quality of feedback and manner in which it was delivered.” Jonny Timms, Headmaster, Walhampton School  ISI Regulatory Compliance Inspections…

Special measures

Ofsted Special Measures Support for Schools

We maintain the strictest levels of confidentially throughout all our consultancy projects with schools & colleges especially concerning those judged as Ofsted inadequate or in Special Measures. Testimonials or references…

Ofsted observations

Ofsted Training : The Ofsted Ready School

“Inspiring and knowledgeable” Claire Vickery, Head of DT, Buckler’s Mead Academy Ofsted has moved away from headline data to look instead at how schools are achieving these results, and whether…

NMS

NMS INSET: Boarding Compliance – National Minimum Standards

This expert-led NMS webinar is available for schools to book for their boarding leaders and staff as a 1 or 2 hour interactive Zoom session. It can be booked now…

early years settings

Early Years Settings & Nursery Mock Inspections

From the very start JMC were professional and exceptionally friendly. The staff all commented how at ease they made them feel, while also being thorough. I will always be a…

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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Governing body

INSET: Governing Body Training for ISI Inspection

If you are a Proprietor or part of the Governing body of an Independent School in England you will have responsibilities to ensure that your school is adhering to the…

School Inspection Training

MAT, Academy & School Inspection Training

“A really helpful session covering all areas of the Ofsted framework. The suggested questions are really useful” Laura Creswick , Assistant Head , Teaching & Learning, Nailsea School School Staff…

curriculum design

INSET : Curriculum Design: Intent, Implementation & Impact

This INSET cuts through the complexity of the issues and highlights common themes to support successful curriculum design” Tim Jones, Deputy Head, Knowle Park Primary School Curriculum Design With a…

Ofsted 2020

Ofsted INSET : Deep Dive Marking & Feedback

“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 2020 : Greater focus on teacher…

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Outstanding Implementation

Ofsted INSET: Outstanding Implementation of T&L

“Lots of new ideas to try out and great discussions ” #alwayslearning Highcliffe School Learning & Teaching Steering Group ( via Twitter) Will your school achieve or maintain Outstanding in…

EQI

Mock Educational Quality Inspection Service (EQI)

The whole mock inspection process was professional, well delivered and extremely valuable to us. It validated where we are and provided concrete next steps forward. Myself and the senior team…

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…

maths deep dive

Ofsted INSET : Preparing for a Maths Deep Dive

“Thank you, you made everything seem less scary” Richard Stubbs, Head of Maths, Abbey Park School The Ofsted Ready Maths Department: Preparing for a Deep Dive The new Ofsted framework…

school Improvement review

ISI INSET: Documentation for ISI Inspections

An ideal combination to deal with the challenge of ISI inspections.  Mr J Whybrow, Headmaster, Amesbury School INSET aims: To help you to develop a familiarity with the key policies…

School self evaluation

Ofsted transition arrangement to end : implications for your School

Where did the transition arrangement apply? The transition period was initially created to acknowledge that schools might need time to adjust to the new curriculum focus in Ofsted inspections when…

school self review

INSET: Conducting a school self-review for Ofsted

Why carry out a School Self review? Many schools use a range of self-review activities to find out what is working, or not, in their schools. Sometimes these are overly…

Compliance audit

Compliance Audit : Schools Academies & FE Colleges

“Very impressed indeed with the meticulous nature of the compliance audit, the quality of feedback and manner in which it was delivered.” Jonny Timms, Headmaster, Walhampton School MAT, Academy &…

School Governance review

Academy Trust Board or School Governance Review

JMC can conduct a School Governance Review (virtually via Zoom or in person) Would you like to verify the effectiveness of your governance? Is your school about to undergo a…

Personal Development

INSET: Achieving Excellence in Pupil Personal Development

Thank you very much for a very informative and useful session Katherine Beith, Director of Studies, Alleyn’s Junior School How would you rate your pupil’s personal development? How do you…

Feedback strategies

INSET : Advanced Marking & Feedback Strategies

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 of secondary…

Ofsted Deep dive

Ofsted INSET : Preparing for a Curriculum Deep Dive

“Thank you, you made everything seem less scary” Richard Stubbs, Head of Maths, Abbey Park School The Ofsted Ready Department: Preparing for a Deep Dive The new Ofsted framework really…

State Boarding school

State Boarding School Audit: Academies, Free Schools

Is your State Boarding school fully compliant ? How do you know? Where is your evidence and is it easily accessible? Are you confident of meeting all NMS for boarding…

Humanities deep dive

Ofsted INSET : Preparing for a Humanities Deep Dive

“Outstanding – extremely helpful & has built my confidence” Miranda Rawlinson, Head of History, Pate’s Grammar School The Ofsted Ready Humanities Department: Preparing for a Deep Dive The new Ofsted…

Science Deep Dive

Ofsted INSET : Preparing for a Science Deep Dive

“Absolutely brilliant, I feel so much more informed and energised” Katherine Letts, Director of Science ( Core Leadership Group) , St Laurence School Ofsted Ready Science Teaching : Preparing for…

Lesson observations

Middle leaders INSET: Meaningful Lesson Observations

Strategies for Lesson observations, feedback and coaching to improve teaching and student progress Do your middle leaders feel confident in the skills of lesson observation? Can you feedback to colleagues…

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Excellent marking

INSET : ISI Excellent Marking & 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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school self review

Inspection INSET: The Single Central Register for the Bewildered

“Expert advice and guidance delivered in a skilled and professional manner ” Mr W Sawyer, Head of Prep School, Yarm School What is a Single Central Register or SCR? Why…

EQI

ISI INSET : Securing Excellence in ISI EQI

All of us found it a very useful ‘dress rehearsal’ for the real thing! Piers Heyworth,  Headmaster Manor Prep Getting to grips with the EQI focus on Outcomes for Pupils…

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NMS

Boarding School Audit for Independent & International schools

Very useful practical tips and information. Immediate take home actions. Abingdon School Is your Boarding school fully compliant ? How do you know? Where is your evidence and is it…