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Evaluates schools to ensure that standards in teaching, learning, financial management and organisation are being acheived and maintained.
Works as part of the Inspectorate Team under a lead inspector. Duties typically include:
The Inspectorate is the division of the Department of Education and Skills responsible for the evaluation of primary and post-primary schools and centres for education.
Inspectors also provide advice on a range of educational issues to school communities, policy makers in the Department and to the wider educational system.
All inspectors are experienced teachers. Many have also worked as school principals, deputy principals or as advisors with school support services. Others have experience in curriculum design and the implementation of assessment practices, in school management and in educational research.
What The Inspectorate Does:
An education inspector will need to have keen observation skills, an ability to make sound, objective judgements, and to be able to give feedback and advice in a sensitive way.
Teamwork skills, IT skills and an ability to work to deadlines, as well as excellent spoken and written communication skills are valuable in this job.
The Department of Education and Skills is responsible for the Education Inspectorate in the Republic of Ireland.
Inspectors are typically former teachers with significant experience in the school system.
Entry to the Inspectorate is by open competition via publicjobs.ie.
Last Updated: July, 2013
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|Education Inspectorate - from: Department of Education & Skills|
|Organisation:||Department of Education and Skills|
|Address:||Marlborough St, Dublin 1|
|Tel:||(01) 889 6400|
|Organisation:||Public Appointments Service|
|Address:||Chapter House, 26/30 Abbey Street Upper, Dublin 1|
|Tel:||(01) 858 7400 or Locall: 1890 44 9999|
|Organisation:||The Teaching Council|
|Address:||Block A, Maynooth Business Campus, Maynooth Co. Kildare|
|Tel:||(01) 651 7900|
|An Inspector Calls - Cúirt An Cigire Ceimic|