Secondary Schools & FE College INSET

Secondary schools

Our CPD and INSET for Secondary Schools & Sixth Form Colleges

Brilliant, knowledgeable and experienced presenter, keen to help schools with different challenges implement strategies

Georgina Batting , Senior Mistress, Blundell’s School

Professional Development in Secondary Schools

Both school leaders and class-teachers in secondary schools agree on the importance of effective CPD for teaching staff.

Effective professional development for teachers is a core part of securing effective teaching.

DfE’s Standard for Teachers’ Professional Development

Secondary Schools are not investing enough into CPD

‘In the UK the quality and nature of continuing training available is very uneven’.

OECD

Personalised, Practical, Pedagogy

At JMC we firmly believe CPD should be relevant and engaging, that’s why so many schools use our services.

On average schools in England spend just 0.5% of their budgets on CPD, according to the Teacher Development Trust. In contrast, in the world’s best school systems like Ontario, Canada, over 10% of school budgets and teacher time is spent on CPD. Whilst students spend 1100 hours a year learning, teachers in England are expected to spend only up to 30 hours a year, less than an hour a week!

Effective CPD improves Teacher Retention

Teachers in Secondary Schools are firmly invested in honing and developing their skills. According to an LKMco and Pearson survey, the prospect of making a difference in pupils’ lives motivates 92% of teachers to stay in teaching, so any further opportunities to increase their impact in the classroom are likely to be received with enthusiasm.

Tel: +44208 5314182

We use JMC regularly as they provide a wide range of up to date training courses and we know that the quality of training will be high

Dr Ceri Fiddes, Assistant Head (Teaching and Learning), Millfield School
metacognition

INSET : Metacognition & Self-regulation – Reframing learners as thinkers

“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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SRE

PSHE INSET : Secondary Sex & Relationship Education (SRE)

“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…

SEND marking

INSET: Effective SEND Marking and feedback

In recent years school leaders have actively supported a reduction in the marking load on teachers, identified as the main pressure on teachers in the 2016 Workload Review, and now…

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…

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…

Positive education

INSET: Positive Education in Schools

“I felt so fortunate that I was able to attend professional development training on Positive Education as this is something I’ve been interested in for a long time. Having the…

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…

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…

risk assessments

INSET: Risk Assessments for Schools

“Most useful with a number of areas that will improve practice across our Multi Academy Trust. The course provided a good grounding to raising awareness of responsibilities at all levels,…

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…

SEND Remote Learning

INSET: Supporting SEND Remote learning for Students

Thank you so much, really inspiring Carrie Russell, Teaching Assistant, QEH Junior School While teachers everywhere are finding innovative ways of supporting pupils’ learning at home, remote teaching also poses…

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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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…

welbeing

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…

UCAS

UCAS INSET : Effective UCAS applications & references

Providing pupil references for UCAS can be a daunting prospect for teachers. Collecting the right information from colleagues and constructing a fair and balanced reference can make a huge difference…

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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…

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…

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…

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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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…

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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Marking & Feedback

INSET : Marking & Feedback – Evidencing for Inspection

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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Most able biology

Secondary INSET : A/A* Strategies for Biology A level

Challenging able Biology students to reach their true potential “Really worthwhile and applicable, felt like I was actually learning something!” Jack White-Foy, Dulwich College Does your Biology teaching really stretch…

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…

Outstanding Implementation

INSET : Ofsted 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…

Sexual abuse in schools

INSET: Keeping Children Safe from Sexual Abuse

In April 2021, Ofsted were asked by the government to undertake a rapid review of sexual harassment in schools and colleges, after anonymous testimonials of sexual abuse were published on…

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.

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…

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…

oustanding maths

Secondary INSET : Outstanding Maths Teaching

“Superbly clear, inspiring, and backed by outstanding subject knowledge.”Tom Bowley, Millfield School, Head of Maths Subject Specific Pedagogy for Ofsted 2020 Subject knowledge CPD is becoming more important as many…

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…

SEND

INSET : Supporting SEND Learners – Practical Strategies

‘Pertinent & informative, directly linking to the classroom’ Lucy Wilkes , SENCO, Denmark Road High School • Do your teachers have to deal with low achieving and pupils identified as…

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TA INSET: Unlocking the Potential of Teaching Assistants

“Thank you so much, really inspiring” Kim Colley & Carrie Russell, Teaching Assistants, Queen Elizabeth Hospital School INSET Outcomes Understand the research and best practice guidance around making best use…

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…

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 your…

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Chemistry INSET

INSET : Challenging able Chemistry students to reach their true potential

“It was exceptionally useful, highly relevant & personalised to our school. Our Chemistry teachers found the opportunity to work with someone of such pragmatic experience invaluable. I cannot recommend highly…

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…

sixth form

Post 16 INSET : Preparing for a Deep Dive at Sixth Form

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

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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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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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…

Biology INSET

Secondary INSET : Raising Attainment in Biology A level

“Left inspired!” Kim Carmichael, Head of Science, Longcroft School Improving the performance of lower attaining A level Biology students How do you make the new Biology specifications more accessible 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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A level

Post 16 INSET : Outstanding Teaching & Learning at A level

“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 Some teachers find teaching…

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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…

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…

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…

Remote teaching

INSET : Remote Teaching & Blended Learning Strategies

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

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 Some teachers find teaching…

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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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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,…

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…

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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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 •…

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…

Teaching Assistant

TA INSET: High Impact Teaching Assistant : supporting learning

That was fantastic. I feel so inspired to make a difference at my school Leigh Conchman, Teaching Assistant, Longacre School Schools in England employ 380,000+ Teaching Assistants and the average…

Wellbeing Action Planning

INSET: Strategic & Personalised Wellbeing Action Planning

Everyone came away from the workshop with wellbeing action planning focused on their personal needs. Helen also showed us how the school can take a strategic approach to support us better.” …

metacognitive strategies

TA INSET: Metacognitive Strategies for Teaching Assistants

“An insightful webinar, I found the whole experience worthwhile and motivating” Maria Ruffino, Librarian & Teaching Assistant QEH Junior School, Bristol Do your pupils prefer recalling information to “real” thinking?…

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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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…

Positive school culture

INSET: Creating & Maintaining a Positive School Culture

“This is a great workshop focused on improving wellbeing through a positive school culture. It really made me reflect on the way we all treat each other in school and…

Ofsted observations

Ofsted INSET: The Ofsted Ready School

“Inspiring and knowledgeable” Claire Vickery, Head of DT, Buckler’s Mead Academy According to Ofsted ‘these changes will move Ofsted’s focus away from headline data to look instead at how schools…

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…

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…

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…

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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Active learning

INSET : Active learning strategies in the Classroom

“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? Are…

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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…

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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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…

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…

Cognitive Science

INSET: Improving Memory & Learning with Cognitive Science

“Incredibly engaging and Inspiring” Katherine Letts, Assistant Head, St Laurence School Teachers of all subjects can benefit from Cognitive Science. It includes two disciplines: cognitive neuroscience, which looks at how…

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…

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,…

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…

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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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…

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…

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…

Literacy

INSET : Improving Reading in Secondary Schools

‘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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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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Teacher Burnout

INSET: Avoid & Deal with Teacher Burnout & Overwhelm

“This was a very timely and important workshop helping staff to recognise and address teacher burnout. It made everyone take their wellbeing more seriously.” David Welsh, Deputy Head, St. James…

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)….