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Education advisers and school inspectors

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£16,120 pile of coins

Age 35

£39,520 pile of coins

Age 50

£47,840 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £33,280

What does this career do?

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.

Typical tasks

  • 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.

Current 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.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
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