£16,640 Average salary at age 20
£43,160 Average Salary
30 Average hours per week


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.

Main 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.


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.

What Education advisers and school inspectors studied in higher education

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What Education advisers and school inspectors studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(T6) Modern Middle Eastern studies1
(L4) Social policy1
(L7) Human & social geography3
(G1) Mathematics1
(W2) Design studies1
(W7) Crafts1
(L3) Sociology2
(C8) Psychology6
(R2) German studies1
(Y0) Combined1
(W1) Fine art1
(F7) Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments1
(D3) Animal science1
(W8) Imaginative writing1
(V4) Archaeology1
(D4) Agriculture1
(R9) Others in European languages, literature & related subjects1
(W6) Cinematics & photography2
(Q3) English studies6
(L2) Politics6
(R3) Italian studies1
(P1) Information services1
(C4) Genetics1
(R4) Spanish studies2
(R1) French studies2
(W4) Drama2
(M1) Law by area1
(P5) Journalism2
(V5) Philosophy1
(Q1) Linguistics1
(B4) Nutrition2
(N1) Business studies2
(X3) Academic studies in education15
(L5) Social work4
(V6) Theology & religious studies1
(X1) Training teachers9
(C6) Sport & exercise science3
(P3) Media studies2
(N2) Management studies1
(V1) History by period4
(Q8) Classical studies1
(I1) Computer science1

UK Prospects

35800 Workforce Size
4.34% Predicted growth 2024 - 2027
4802 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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