Overseas Team Inspector Training

Overseas Team Inspectors work with others as part of the inspection team, led by the Reporting Inspector, and are deployed in international settings.


  • Currently working in a British international school or a UK independent school inspected by ISI
  • 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 judgements
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including report writing
  • Competent user of standard software applications including Microsoft Office


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

After successfully meeting the training requirements, trainees will be assigned to an Inspection Team as a full team member with probationary status. International Team Inspectors are expected to undertake at least one inspection per year and will be required to complete update training, and they are also expected to keep abreast of developments and information released by ISI.

Fees for the training will be covered by ISI and trainees are expected to meet the costs for any accommodation and travel required. An honorarium is paid for each inspection, plus expenses.