Become an ISI Inspector

Register your interest in becoming an ISI inspector

As the number of inspectors required by ISI depends on inspection demands, the ISI Training Department runs a variable number of recruitment rounds for specific courses as required. If you are interested in applying for any of our inspector training, please register your interest by signing up for our mailing list

For more information on the requirements for different types of inspector training, see Inspector Training.

Announcement of OTI Initial Training Applications Round

We are pleased to inform you that applications are now being accepted for Initial Overseas Team Inspector training which will be held at the ISI training centre, CAP House, London, UK.

This three-day course will be held on 31st October, 1st November and 2nd November 2018.

All trainees are reminded that they will need to meet their own expenses for travel and accommodation when attending training.

Please note that this application form is for new inspectors only.  

Places on the above courses will be allocated to successful applicants on a first-come first-served basis.  Applications will not be carried forward and trainees who are unable to attend training will need to sign up again to the mailing list to be notified the next time recruitment opens. ISI training is needs based, and so not every type of inspector training is run in any given year.

Minimum Requirements

  • Currently working in a British international school or a UK independent school
  • Have at least three years’ experience at head, deputy or senior management level, or of whole school responsibility, or of leadership of a key transitional phase
  • Intend to continue working in a British international school or a UK independent school for at least another four years
  • Have qualified teacher status (desirable)
  • Have experience of working in two or more schools in the last ten years (desirable)
  • Have experience as a governor of an independent school (desirable)
  • Fluency in a second language (highly desirable)
  • Ability to analyse, gather, record and use evidence to make sound judgement
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including report writing
  • Competent user of standard software applications including Microsoft Office
  • Suitable training and strong knowledge of child protection and safeguarding of children

Please do bear in mind that fulfilling these requirements is not a guarantee of acceptance to any inspector training course, as all application rounds are competitive within that application pool, and due to the high number of applications regretfully we are unable to give individual feedback.

Due to the nature of ISI’s work successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced level Disclosure and Barring Service check.  Other recruitment checks, including references, will be completed in advance of training and deployment.

Please follow the link below to apply:

Initial OTI Application Form

Please note that applications need to be submitted by 17.00 on Friday 7th September 2018. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by 14th September 2018.

If you require any further information please contact