Sue Dechesne, a trained nursery nurse and qualified NVQ assessor, has successfully carried on learning, building her qualifications and taken control of her career journey. She has relished challenges (supported by family), running her own business and now managing the NVQ assessment centre and she has adjusted her work/life balance to meet her personal, and her family's, needs.
Check out 8 videos about this career
DescriptionEducation 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.
for this job
|Public admin. & defence||13766|
|Other personal service||808|
|Head offices, etc||755|
|Architectural & related||720|