MAT, Academy & School Inspection Training

School Inspection Training

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

School Staff Inspection Training

Our in house trainers aim to leave your school having helped you unpick the school inspection framework and given your teaching & administration 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.

Whole School Inspection Training

Training could focus on areas such as:

  • How to prepare for an inspection
  • What are inspectors looking for on an inspection
  • A breakdown of the schedule for an inspection
  • How to work with Ofsted or ISI
  • How to achieve Outstanding or Excellent in an Inspection 
  • Safeguarding Updates 
  • Boarding Compliance

Many schools choose to combine whole school inspection training with a mock inspection.

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

Email : enquries@jmcinset.com or complete our contact form

Compliance Training for Schools

Training for staff who complete the SCR and recruitment processes

  • Break down of all pre-employment checks, why and how to carry them out.
  • Each session tailored to participants needs.
  • Increased ability to respond the complex requirements when completing processes.
  • Boosts confidence and understanding.

Safeguarding for Governors and School Proprietors

Training on how to carry out internal audits of the SCR

  • There can be great benefits to the Safeguarding Governors or school Proprietor carrying out an internal audit of the SCR. In order for a robust audit to take place, in depth training is offered to support the governor with this process.
  • Training on how to carry out robust internal audits of the SCR.
  • Demonstrations on how to delve further into processes to ensure statutory requirements are met.
  • Appreciation to challenge evidence presented.
  • Participants will leave with a greater awareness of the legislation that governs recruitment and the SCR.

School & Academy Compliance Briefing sessions

  • Annual briefing sessions to schools and academies updating on changes to statutory requirements from the DfE or Home Office, along with elements of best practice gained from schools audits. 

MAT Compliance briefing sessions 

  • For those who require specific training for the schools that fall within the MAT on requirements for compliance with KCSIE.
  • This ensures a consistent approach across all schools.

Whole school and Lead team INSET for preparing for inspection

Deep dive

How to Prepare for an Ofsted Deep Dive

The new Ofsted framework really gives more time for Ofsted inspectors to look at lines of enquiry and subjects in some depth: the now-famous Jacques Cousteau ‘deep dive’. This should…

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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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.

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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ISI BSO

Inspection INSET : Securing Excellence in ISI BSO EQI

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

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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Deep dive

Ofsted 2020 INSET : Preparing for a Curriculum Deep Dive

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

EQI

Inspection 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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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…

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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INSET : 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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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…

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…

Ofsted 2020 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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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…

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…

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 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…

Inspection INSET : Securing Excellence in ISI Compliance

Very useful practical tips and information. Immediate take home actions. Abingdon School • Is your school legal? • Do you know the rules, and are you following them? • How fast can…

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SRE

PSHEE INSET : Statutory Sex & Relationship Education ( SRE) for 2020

“Excellent! Very clear and direct. Covered a lot of content in an engaging manner. The course also helped me with SRE strategies.” Adam Tyson, Housemaster & Head of Wellbeing, UCS…

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…

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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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…

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…

Compliance audit

School Compliance Audit

Very useful practical tips and information. Immediate take home actions. Abingdon School MAT, Academy & School Compliance Audits Educational institutions must meet and observe a wide variety of guidelines 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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relationships education

PSHEE INSET: Primary Statutory Relationship Education September 2020

“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…

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…

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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