Primary Schools CPD Training & INSET

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Our CPD and INSET for Primary Schools

Inspirational

Sarah Lemmon , Headteacher, Redcliffe School

Primary Years are the most important

Research in cognitive science from Cambridge University by Dr. Kirstie Whittaker showing that the brain is most malleable when children are younger- proving that its hard to teach an old dog new tricks!

Child and adolescent development and the experiences during these formative years can have an profound affect on adult behaviours such as mental health, so its important to get Primary Education right. We understand Primary schools and carefully design our INSET days to meet their needs.

Teacher Recruitment Crisis in Primary Schools

There are explicit links between investing in quality CPD and Primary schools abilities to attract, motivate and retain the best teachers.

David Weston, CEO of the TDT considers it ‘shockingly short-sighted for schools to be slashing these budgets at a time when there is more pressure than ever on recruiting and keeping staff’.

Improve Teacher Retention

Primary Schools who are investing fully  in high quality CPD are seeing a tangible return on both pupil outcomes and the recruitment and retention of teaching staff.

Clearly, schools sending a strong message to their teachers that they are valued and supported are not only getting the best teaching out of them, and the best learning outcomes from their pupils, but also avoiding the costly and time consuming process of replacing disenchanted teachers who leave for other schools or sectors.

Primary Schools need specialist training

If you are a Senior Leader of Head of a Primary School you want to know that your CPD provider understands this phase, and we do. All our office staff have teaching experience and many of our Associates have held Senior positions in Primary Schools.

Wonderful! I have had lovely feedback, as has the Headmaster, from members of staff so thank you once again for your patience, good humour and knowledge.

Jane Balgobin, Head of Teaching and Learning, Chesham School 

We know your staff don’t want a course off the shelf, rather something more tailored to your staff’s needs. That’s our specialism.

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

Outstanding Implementation

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…

metacognition in STEM

INSET: Metacognition in STEM / Science / Maths Teaching

“Left inspired!” Kim Carmichael, Head of Science, Longcroft School Train your pupils to think for themselves • Do your pupils prefer recalling information to “real” thinking? • Are you fed-up…

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…

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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teenage brain

INSET : Understanding the Adolescent Brain

Photo courtesy of Andrew Neel Andrew Neel “Fantastic level of information portrayed by a highly knowledgeable trainer.” Assistant Headteacher, Surrey For many years we have blamed challenging teenage behaviour on…

INSET : Higher-Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) & Academic Study Skills

Thank you again for the INSET, the staff were buzzing afterwards! Karen Coles, Director of Studies, Fulham Prep   What can teachers learn from psychology and cognitive science to apply to…

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watercolours

Primary INSET : Teaching Art like a Specialist

Too often the misconception that people are either born with artistic ability or not is able to permeate into our schools. Teachers also feel less confident in delivering the art curriculum because they feel they are not ‘artists’.

This course aims to put these unhelpful views to bed and give teachers the confidence they need to deliver art with passion and enthusiasm and help bring out the artist in all their pupils.

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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…

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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emotional intelligence

INSET : Emotional Intelligence to Improve Learning

Presented with style and humour – Great Stuff! So many courses (I’ve been on) suffer from lack of personality and heart – Not this one!’ Rob Flint, Lead Practitioner Art,…

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…

Primary curriculum

INSET : Improving Literacy across the Primary Curriculum

“Thank you again for the INSET on the Primary Curriculum, the staff were buzzing afterwards! “ Karen Coles, Director of Studies, Fulham Prep School Supporting a rich and ambitious Primary…

Behaviour management

INSET : Positive Behaviour Management Strategies

“Great presenter, very clear and knowledgeable” Katie Coe, Exeter School Outstanding Behaviour Strategies for high levels of pupil progress Why do pupils misbehave? How can positive behaviour strategies improve pupil…

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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…

independent thinkers

INSET : More Independent Thinkers with a Growth Mindset

“Excellent subject knowledge combined with a wealth of experience to improve your teaching” Charlotte Knowles, Cheltenham College Designing a curriculum to develop Independent thinkers Over 30 years ago, Carol Dweck…

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,…

Ofsted 2020

Ofsted 2020 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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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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mindsets

INSET : Understanding Mindsets for Pupils and Parents

“Fantastic level of information portrayed by an expert in child mindsets whose books are a must read for children ages 8-11….and their parents!”   David Fann, Associate Headteacher, Former Secretary…

curriculum transition

INSET: Evidence Based Teaching to Improve Outcomes

“Fab ! Best thing I’ve ever been on”. N. Betts , Assistant Head , Sandbach High School Ditch the Educational Fads and use Evidence Based Research to Improve Pupil Outcomes…

Ofsted Deep dive

Ofsted 2020 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…

maths deep dive

Ofsted 2020 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…

Science Deep Dive

Ofsted 2020 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…

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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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…

metacognitive feedback

INSET : Metacognitive Feedback to Improve Pupil Progress

Thanks for a fantastic INSET on Metacognition – Really looking forward to using the strategies in our lessons in the next few weeks The Marist School Sports Department ( via…

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 : 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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Primary INSET : Engaging Boys with Reading & Writing

Highly engaging and motivated the staff Rochelle Thompson, Deputy Head, Kings School   New Ofsted focus for 2019   16th January 2019, Ofsted published their new proposed inspection framework with…

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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…

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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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…

Literacy

INSET : Improving Literacy across the Secondary 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…

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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inclusive classroom

INSET : Inclusive Classroom Practice

It was what I think, in my humble opinion, good inset should be: a chance to challenge our current thinking, whilst building on our existing knowledge and skills; plenty of…

online learning

INSET : Online Learning & Blended Teaching Strategies

“This has helped our staff immensely with their online learning journey and has made us think of how we can use this experience to change our ways of teaching in…

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…

challenging able pupils

Science INSET : Challenging able pupils in Science lessons

“Impactful , positive & inspiring – highly recommended “ Jenny Carruthers HOD , Cleeve School Mixing chemicals, testing circuits and experimenting with all manner of creepy-crawlies are just some of…

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…

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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INSET : Differentiation and Personalised Learning

Hugely useful and informative day James Moss-Gibbons, Director of Studies, Lambrook School Maximising progress in lessons for all learners Building effective inclusion and clear progression: raise standards, narrow the gap, challenge…

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Humanities deep dive

Ofsted 2020 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…

Critical thinking

INSET: Critical thinking & Higher order thinking skills (HOTS)

“I really appreciated how organic the delivery was” Shelley Chapman, Teaching & Learning Coordinator, The Marist School Support your pupils to think deeper about lesson content ● Do you think…

emotional academic resilience

INSET : Emotional Academic Resilience Toolkit for Students

“Our Launchpad Students have had Emotional Academic Resilience training for several years. It is a key part of our strategy to help retain students, and then equip them for the…

Primary maths

Primary INSET : Challenging More Able Pupils in Maths

I feel particularly inspired. Unlike many courses, this felt achievable. Alison Tanner, Year 5/6 Teacher Cameley Primary School What are the barriers for the more-able mathematician and for the teachers?…

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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…

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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SEND

INSET : Supporting SEND Learners – Practical Strategies

Excellent, purposeful and effectively delivered Evelyn Chua, Headteacher , Hampden Gurney Primary School • Do your teachers have to deal with low achieving and pupils identified as having SEND?• Would…

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Teaching Assistant

TA INSET: High Impact Teaching Assistant : supporting learning

Schools in England employ 380,000+ Teaching Assistants and the average school spend on Teaching Assistants is about £200,000 per year, so with all these human resources available its essential that…

Boarding Schools

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 2020 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…

Primary INSET : Bringing the Primary Computing Curriculum to life

This course is designed to bring computing to life in your school. It presents a full understanding of the computing concepts and knowledge required to confidently deliver the curriculum. It covers the key concepts, ways to bring the subject to life and where to find essential resources to engage and inspire pupils across the primary age range.

relationships education

PSHE INSET: Primary Statutory Relationship Education

“Very useful day with plenty of practical activities and resources to share/use with staff” Karen Davies, Blockley C of E Primary School Relationship Education, Sex Education, and Health Education What’s…

INSET : Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

“Engagement levels and marks in the longer written responses have both improved”. Heather Garland, Head of Department, St. John Plessington Catholic College Develop skilled thinkers who enjoy solving difficult problems…

Action Research

Action Research Project: Teaching Innovation Program

“Engagement levels and marks in the longer written responses have both improved.”Heather Garland, Head of Faculty, St John Plessington Innovation Programme Outline 1) Based on a firm foundation of evidence,…

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…

Character ,resilience and grit

INSET : Building Character,Grit & Resilience in Schools

“This could not have been more relevant. It has made me rethink and it has already changed our plan for next academic year. I will be looking out for other…

metacognitive strategies

TA INSET: Metacognitive Strategies for Teaching Assistants

“Exactly what was needed, excellent!” Nadia Nibhan, Head of Faculty, Range High School Do your pupils prefer recalling information to “real” thinking? How do your TA’s help students improve their…

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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Anger management

INSET : Strategies for Anger Management in the Classroom

“0ur staff found your anger management course hugely beneficial. The resources that you’ve sent will also be a huge help as we try to embed the strategies that you outlined.”Emma…

Active learning

INSET : Active learning in the Classroom: make your pupils work harder than you!

“It was informative, constructive and invaluable for me” Melanie Westlake, Head of Science, Saint Felix School   Are there aspects of teaching and learning which you would like to develop?…

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Low level disruption

INSET : Behaviour Management for Low Level Disruption

“Really engaging tutor who clearly knew his stuff” Sadia Mirza, HOD, Dr Challoners High School Low Level Disruption. Can you kick it? Yes, you can Why manage behaviour? Why do…

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INSET : Creative Teaching & Learning Strategies

“Very stimulating and thought provoking” Carole Baber, Bedford Sixth Form College In this INSET you will learn about: • the value of creativity and imagination as 21st century skills •…

INSET : Raising Boys’ Achievement & Engagement

“Left the staff buzzing with ideas, an excellent inset without doubt!” Sophie Banks , Headmistress, Eton End School • Does your boys’ achievement fall below that of girls? • Are…

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Science INSET: Outstanding Implementation in Science

‘Schools need to raise pupils’ aspirations and enjoyment of science and ensure that they nurture the talents of our potential young scientists of the future.’Ofsted Report ‘Success in Science’ Are…

questioning strategies

INSET : Higher Cognitive Questioning Strategies

Fantastic strategies backed by research and resources to take away Donia Peters, Head of Music, Clifton High School Are you looking to increase challenge and deepen learning through the outstanding…

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…

Metacognitive strategies

INSET: Improving Literacy through Metacognitive Strategies

“Fab ! Best thing I’ve ever been on”. N. Betts, Assistant Head, Sandbach High School Support your pupils to embrace metacognitive strategies to improve literacy outcomes. How can we get…

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.

anxiety

INSET : Supporting Learners with Anxiety

‘You may not realise just how many lives  you actually change by your training courses so I felt the need to tell you. Since we attended our life has become…

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…

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…

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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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)….