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October 16, 2017 9:30 am 4:00 pm

Preparing for an ISI Compliance Inspection (including boarding)

The course leaders are Hilary Moriarty and John Medlicott

Are you legal?
Do you know the rules and are you following them?
How fast can you prove it?
Where is your evidence and is it easily accessible?
How current is your Self Evaluation Form and who wrote it anyway?
When an inspector calls, who will know what, what will they have forgotten and what will they later wish they had said?

What really matters to the government is whether or not schools are compliant with all the regulations by which they are bound. However different from each other independent schools may be, they should be absolutely united in their compliance with the Independent Schools Standards and Regulations (ISSR) and – for boarding schools – the National Minimum Standards (NMS).

In recent years there have been unexpected problems with compliance. Hence the new demand for frequent inspections and at shorter notice. These inspections are at least every 3 years and brought forward if there is reasonable cause, so schools cannot relax even if inspected last term.

This course will offer practical steps to ensure your school is inspection ready every day.

Hilary Moriarty has been an IS inspector since 1999, continuing in this role while she progressed from Deputy Head to Head of girls’ boarding schools. She was then National Director of the Boarding Schools Association. She trained as Reporting Inspector and with a particular interest in boarding she now advises schools on readiness for both compliance and educational quality inspections. She is also a governor of an independent school and a state primary school.

John Medlicott (@johnmedlicott ) is the Director of JMC Education, having held a number of key middle and senior leadership roles in schools and colleges. John still teaches in an Ofsted Outstanding School and was judged Outstanding by Ofsted in 2015. He has taught for over 20 years. As a teacher trainer & consultant, he is regularly graded as “outstanding” by delegates on their evaluation forms. He has recently spoken on improving marking and feedback at a National Conference for Deputy Headteachers and is a regular Keynote speaker in Leadership and Teaching and Learning. He has considerable experience of the National Curriculum as well as the IGCSE and IB curricula. John is also currently writing and editing interactive educational software for Science teaching. For a number of years, he worked as a Co-opted School Governor in the Borough of Harrow, where he was also Chair of the Governors’ Curriculum Committee.