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Job description / Role

Employment: Contract

Are you an experienced school inspector, reviewer, or evaluator?

Education Development Trust is a is a world leader on school inspection, review and evaluation, having inspected schools around the world for more than 20 years. We apply our international best practice in our work in the Middle East, where we deliver a high-quality inspections programme.

Due to continued expansion, we are looking to recruit experienced school inspectors, evaluators, and reviewers to join our existing pool of inspection experts. You'll work with us on a range of inspection and evaluation projects across the region as one of our valued consultants.

As an inspector, you will assess education provision in a range of settings including early years, schools, and further education, across multiple subject specialism and cross cutting areas such as Maths, Science, English, Arabic & Islamic education, Social Studies, and provision for students with special educational needs and/or disabilities. You will also observe lessons and use your professional expertise to arrive at reliable, consistent judgments regarding the impact of teaching on student learning and student attainment against a range of curricular standards.

Scope and working arrangements:

Inspectors are recruited on a consultancy basis and are assessed, trained, contracted, and supported on assignment by Education Development Trust. Training and/or assessment may take place in country, prior to deployment. Please note most of the work we are undertaking post Covid, will be in-country face to face. Some countries, particularly in the UAE will need to see evidence of a Covid pass or vaccination/medical certificate prior to deployment.

Closing date for applications is 29th August - 2022

Please DO NOT APPLY if you have previously participated on inspection programmes with EDT, as we will be in touch with you shortly about forthcoming opportunities.

Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults with whom we work and come into contact with around the world. All applicants are subject to thorough screening and for applicable roles such as this, successful candidates are subject to relevant criminal record checks with the national police authorities


We would be keen to hear from you if you:

• Have experience as an inspector or reviewer of schools, with this experience gained within the last 5 years.
• Are a qualified teacher and educated to degree level or with a relevant professional qualification
• Have at least 5 years post qualification teaching or school leadership experience, for example as teacher, head of department or Principal
• Have expertise in any phase or level, from KG to Post 16+
• Fluent in English, other languages are a plus
• Are experienced with different or specific curriculum (for example US, UK, IB, French, Japanese, Indian, and Iranian)
• Willing to travel


• A specialism in one of the core subject areas of English, Maths, Science or Arabic at a specialist or at middle/high school level
• Inspection or teaching experience in the Middle East region

Our inspectors must be able to:

• Identify priorities and gather and evidence to evaluate options
• Analyse complex data and conflicting evidence, to reach and record accurate, evidence-based outcomes
• Produce clear written records and reports expressing judgements logically and precisely when writing to specified formats
• Use information technology confidently to record findings in specified formats within a tight timeframe
• Demonstrate excellent written and spoken skills in English, together with strong stakeholder engagement
• Cultural sensitivity, positive attitude, and flexible approach

About the Company

Education Development Trust provides outstanding, sustainable education solutions. In partnership with schools and governments as well as public and private partners, we transform the lives of millions of learners worldwide.

We deliver education services and consultancy on a global scale as well as manage a portfolio of free schools, academies and independent schools.

As a not-for-profit and a registered charity, any surpluses generated from our work are invested into our publicly available programme of educational research. Our research ensures our practice is evidence-based and supports our commitment to excellence in education.

We regularly recruit for a variety of exciting roles, both nationally and internationally, across four main disciplines: school inspection and improvement, school management and ownership, reforming national level education and support for languages teaching.

Our people are experts in education; we combine specialist expertise with a passion for education and a commitment to excellence.

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