The session was very well received by staff. It included lots of relevant theory and support for practitioners to provide them with a good overview of developing children's memory. There were some useful strategies for teachers to implement in class and aspects that we will pull together as a whole school to ensure consistency.
Mike Dixon Acresfield Academy Long-term memory and knowledge
Very informative and clear. Interactive, so questions were able to addressed, which was a real benefit. John clearly has a very thorough knowledge and understanding of the topic, which meant the information was clear and easily accessible.
Danielle Weatherall Monkseaton Middle School ASP and IDSR
This morning's session was a great subject specific run through of outstanding leadership within primary languages. It provided helpful insight into the deep dive process, building upon my own knowledge from SLT sessions in school.
Alexa Carey Fens Primary School Outstanding languages at KS2
I found this course extremely helpful and informative. John was more than generous with the way he answered all of our questions and made the training personal by making sure that our particular queries were highlighted and that he helped and advised as far as possible. I particularly enjoyed understanding how an Ofsted Deep Dive would be carried out and think that the resources shared with us on the slides were very informative and useful. I very much look forward to being able to use these in my school. Thank you.
Sophie Scarles Castle Hill Primary School Outstanding languages at KS2
Really clear, methodical coverage of all aspects of reading curriculum developmental stages & ways of over-coming hurdles explored – e.g. plateau at 6-8. Practical application based on research – came away with good ideas what this might look like in practice. Great recommendations, websites, sharing good practice. Thank you!
Cate Paczynska Oakdale Infant School Reading deep dives
Excellent coverage of all things needed in preparation for a deep dive and for disseminating to staff back in school. Useful resources throughout the session and plenty of food for thought to take away and action. Many thanks once again!
Corinne Connolly St James Primary Outstanding languages at KS2
It was extremely useful to see how to map out the curriculum for MFL from Year 3 to Year 6. The potential questions that may be asked by Ofsted was insightful and has allowed me to think of areas of strength and development for myself and my school. John explained the questions in detail and gave some potential responses which made the entire Ofsted deep-dive expreience appear much less daunting. The session has filled me with confidence and given me a tool kit and a long list of things to do following the session. Thank you for this session, it has been one of the most productive training sessions I have participated in.
Amy Jones The Priory Primary School Outstanding languages at KS2
I feel very enthusiastic about planning/delivering some of the techniques and strategies I have learned and I will be able to share with my colleagues and support my role as English lead. The free writing toolkit will be extremely useful for providing scaffolding for children. Gave me some areas of research – to further my knowledge and understanding; particularly around schemas and working memory. Fab links to OFSTED helping us to focus on how that will impact whole school development plan.
Nicola Turnock Northumberland Pupil Referral Unit Outstanding writing at KS2
Very interesting and raised a lot of questions.
Tim Harrison Doucecroft School Deep dives for governors
The Deep-Dive Subject Leaders training course provided by JMB Education was excellent. John presented the materials in a methodical and straightforward manner, always keen to invite and answer questions from the delegates. This was the best 'virtual' training I have received this year by far! There was a clear purpose and high level of encouragement sustained throughout by John, who sought to instil confidence within the delegates. The support materials were succinct and well designed, with delegates invited to download to utilise towards the end of the course. John's experience and understanding was comprehensive, with a real focus on being able to implement changes necessary into a variety of settings including SEND. There was a clear focus at subject leader level, although teachers and senior leaders were also catered for, with advice provided for all levels of staff within schools. I feel fully able and confident in being able to implement the focus of this course into my school, with many support materials relevant to training for teachers, middle leaders and within the senior team. I would highly recommend this training to all levels of staff working within the curriculum design and delivery in preparation for an OFSTED visit. The major advantage with this training was that the changes suggested would have a significant impact for the pupils/students within schools, not purely designed for inspection purposes!
Phil McBride High Grange School Deep Dives for subject leaders
It was a really good use of time for the course, it was informative and I'm filled with ideas of how to take Computing further at our school.
Paul Higginbotham Charlestown Community Primary School Outstanding Computing Subject Leadership
This is the first computing course in a long time! It helped me prioritise my next steps and reassure me that I'm heading in the right direction!
Debbie Sadiq St Peter's Primary School Outstanding Computing Subject Leadership
An excellent course – lots of useful information. I'm looking forward to receiving the documents.
Thanks very much!
Sharlene McCallam St John Fisher school Outstanding Computing Subject Leadership
A useful course that gave me some ideas about how to begin planning a progression document for the computing curriculum in my school. As we are switching from having a specialist computing teacher to class teachers teaching computing it was nice to see your progression document. It reminded me just how much can be covered through other areas of the curriculum. I think this will make it much less daunting to staff who worry about teaching computing.
Emma Warren St Olave's Prep School Outstanding Computing Subject Leadership
Although I am just in my second year of teaching, this has to be by far the best CPD I have been on. I will definitely keep in touch with John! I will definitely use a lot of the skills that I have learned from today's session, when completing my MA dissertation at UCL university (Institute of Education).
Dan Kechoud Outstanding Computing Subject Leadership
Excellent course, has provoked lots of thought and ideas about how we can effectively show progression made throughout COVID, how to support middle leaders and senior leaders through the inspection and most importantly how to be prepared. Would fully recommend this course.
Marie Sweetlove Bradfields Academy OFSTED updates 2021
Very useful and relevant. Provided a clear way forward given the events over the past year.
Very good, clear, direct delivery. Thank you.
Natasha Johnson Pield Heath House School OFSTED updates 2021
Really useful. As a new principal of a school that has not been inspected since 2007(!), I am trying to be sure that I am fully prepared for the call that must be imminent.
David Woods Hockerill Anglo European College OFSTED updates 2021
Very informative, clear and factual. Good examples of practice shared. Prepared me to plan out the road map for the Ofsted visit. Reassurance that the curriculum needs to be developed but not embedded.
Razia Ali Marlborough Primary School OFSTED updates 2021
The course was excellent. I felt it was informative and will benefit my staff considerably.
Greg Higman Executive Head, Compass schools Deep Dive reading
Course content was simple, relevant and current. Loved it!
Rebecca Willmouth and Cat Wyers Castle Hill Primary School Deep Dive reading
I attended the course to see how to audit reading in the school and what the expectations are with a Deep Dive inspection. The course showed me what we are doing well; quick fixes that can be dealt with quickly and what to work on in the near future. In other words, it ticked all the boxes!
Jeremy Day Ipswich Prep School Deep Dive reading
Lots of food for thought and lots of action points for me to work on and meet with staff to discuss. Also very pleasing that I feel we are definitely heading in the right direction!
Jo Jackman Sibertswold CEP School Deep Dive reading
Useful in terms of being validated in what we are doing and I am now able to pinpoint exactly the areas that need further input with staff. Thank you – really useful.
Sarah Sharp The Stables Independent School Deep Dive reading
Amazing course that has now given myself a clear path to follow to developing the subject of computing. The action plan I will now write will be more useful and focused. Resources provided are invaluable. Really glad I attended as this has clarified many things and John was a great and engaging presenter. I would highly recommend this to any subject lead regardless of experience.
Sally Shipton St. Thomas CE Primary Werneth Oldham Outstanding Computing Subject Leadership
This a really effective course. I have used ASP before but there were many elements that I hadn't really understood- but now I have a much better understanding. The templates will be invaluable in preparing for Ofsted and in raising staff awareness. I look forward to receiving the pack. Thank you John for your informative and detailed presentation.
Claire Morton Little Reddings Primary School ASP and IDSR
Very informative and relevant information. It was great to have someone who has been in the classroom delivering the course, so many useful resources.
Emma Bacon Little Reddings Primary School Outstanding Science Subject Leadership
Very useful especially in terms of explaining the deep dive process. Gave us lots of questions to ask ourselves to best prepare us.
Gurpreet Kaur Killinghall Primary School Outstanding Science Subject Leadership
Good level of detail given. Staff feel more prepared to teach phonics.
Kerry Marshall Squirrels Heath Junior Phonics
The course was extremely thorough, and very informative about the new requirements for Ofsted, and also for the expectations post-Covid. The information about the deep-dives was extremely useful also. I feel so much more prepared and confident about our next inspection.
Paula Winter Grafton Primary School OFSTED inspection and call preparation
This was amazing, thank you so much.
Claire Blakemore Huntercombe Hospital School Stafford OFSTED Inspection and call preparation
Thank you very much John, finally a course which is concise, human with excellent materials for us to take away. I will be back for more insight and will share with my network.
Krupa Patel Headteacher, Shaftesbury High School OFSTED Inspection and call preparation