Education advisers and school inspectors
Average Annual Pay
Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2017
Average Weekly Hours
Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2015
Labour Force Survey 2018
Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)
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.
QualificationsJobholders 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.
- 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.
Common job titles
Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.