20 Nov

Inspection Skills Training For Headteachers: What The Critics Say

As always, the three day Inspection Skills Training for Headteachers which took place on 12, 13 and 14 November at Heath House Training and Conference Centre in Staffordshire, has received outstanding feedback. Participants rated the course as outstanding in all areas including:

  • Relevance to their professional development needs
  • Helping them to improve their knowledge skills and understanding
  • Meeting the training objectives expectations and specification
  • Tuition
  • Quality of training material
  • Organisation and accommodation.

I wanted to share with you a small sample of the components of the training that participants identified as being particularly beneficial for them.


  • ‘Very easily to engage. Knowledgeable trainer – very easy to listen to and take in’
  • ‘Training on lesson observations linked to progress over time ‘
  • ‘Linking all aspects to progress – ideas for monitoring’
  • ‘Clear explanations, ideas re monitoring/tracking progress’
  • ‘Resources, up to date knowledge, so much to take back to school with us’
  • ‘Bruce’s ability to turn participants input into meaningful and relevant reflections for all.’
  • ‘Bruce – he was able to tailor the course to meet our questions ‘
  • ‘Very explicit examples’
  • ‘Bruce provided clear models of how to produce bodies of work by typing on screen after clear discussion’
  • ‘Understanding of data analyse, to successfully observe, effective feedback, making judgement’
  • ‘Examples, modelling and discussion points’

The inspection skills course spans three days. It is designed to help and support headteachers, deputy headteachers and senior managers in Primary and Secondary schools, enabling them to develop inspection and evaluation skills. It is based on the current inspection schedule and is continually updated to include relevant national developments. If you would like to read more about the course content, including a detailed break down of the content covered on each day of the course then please visit the following page:

Participants, having attended all three days went on to say:


  • ‘very many thanks, indeed. I have learned more than I expected to!’
  • ‘thank you – An excellent course’
  • ‘An excellent 3 days – thank you’
  • ‘The services were excellent. Thank you for making me feel so welcome’
  • ‘An informative few days which has helped to develop my CPD and current school issues’

This course is either provided at our conference centre in Staffordshire or we can arrange to bring the course to you. If you have any questions, or if you would like to talk to us about bringing the course to your school or cluster then please get in touch. You can contact us in the following ways:

  • Telephone: 01889 567 014
  • E-mail: training@pbm-group.co.uk
  • Website: www.pbm-group.co.uk

We would love to hear from you.