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Education advisers and school inspectors plan, organise and direct the educational activities and resources in a local authority education area, and undertake inspections of schools and other training establishments excluding universities.


  • Advises on all aspects of education and ensures that all statutory educational requirements are being met
  • Plans and advises on the provision of special schools for children with physical or learning disabilities
  • Appoints and controls teaching staff
  • Verifies that school buildings are adequately maintained
  • Arranges for the provision of school medical and meals services
  • Observes teaching, assesses learning level and discusses any apparent faults with teachers, heads of department and head teachers
  • Prepares reports on schools concerning teaching standards, educational standards being achieved, the spiritual, moral and social development of pupils, resource management etc.

Entry Requirements

Jobholders usually possess an education-related degree or relevant postgraduate qualification and have gained relevant experience in teaching and/or school management. Before being appointed, an inspector has to attend a course of training provided or approved by OFSTED. Most inspectors are or have been head teachers, deputy heads or heads of department.

Industry Insights

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £37,000 per annum and can progress up to £50,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 4,959 employed Education Advisers & School Inspectors in the region.

Current Vacancies

Vacancy Information Unavailable

16 Jul 2020

Destinations of Early Years and Education Completers July 2018

51% of students went on to other Further Education at York College

11% of students went on to Higher Education

11% of students went on to employment

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