The UK has more than 2,000 independent schools alone and with a growing population and reforms to the state educational system and curriculum, the need for highly experienced and qualified education advisers and school inspectors has never been greater.
Ofsted and Her Majesty’s Inspector are responsible for early years inspections and education inspections. From 1 April 2017, the inspection and regulation of early years provision will be brought under Ofsted’s direct management.
Ofsted has to approve the appointment of education inspectors – education advisers and inspectors would usually be expected to have held a senior position such as a head teacher, deputy head or head of department.
Duncan Lewis can advise overseas candidates and educational establishments on the international recruitment of candidates for appointments in the UK as an education adviser or school inspector.
Candidates from overseas would be eligible to work in the UK as an education adviser or schools inspector under the regulations covering occupations skilled to NQF Level 6.
Any Tier 2 applicants can be sponsored for jobs in certain occupations – and the government has drawn up a list of eligible occupations for education advisers and school inspectors wishing to apply for a Tier 2 visa to take up a position in the UK.
UK Visas & Immigration regulations set out in the Codes of Practice for Skilled Workers such as education advisers and school inspectors.
Under the regulations, the sort of roles within a company that would be eligible for a Tier 2 visa application include:
UK Visas & Immigration rules also set out the types of duties an education adviser or school inspector might undertake to qualify for a Tier 2 visa, including:
The current minimum salary range for an education adviser or school inspector applying for a Tier 2 UK visa would be £20,900 for an experienced candidate – and £20,500 for a new entrant, or £20,200 for applicants who entered Tier 2 under the Rules in place before 6 April 2011 and are not subject to the experienced worker rate.
Source: New Entrant – Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2011. No comparable data on the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013. Experienced - Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013.
Applying for a Tier 2 visa for an education adviser or school inspector requires expert legal advice on the preparation of the visa application to ensure no delays occur.
Any delays in the Tier 2 visa application process might potentially jeopardise the timely take up of an appointment involving an education adviser or school inspector from a non-EEA country.
Duncan Lewis immigration experts are one of the UK’s leading specialist immigration and business immigration solicitors, with a highly successful track record in advising companies on business immigration and the UK visa application process.
Duncan Lewis immigration lawyers have offices nationwide and in most major cities – and our national and London immigration lawyers regularly advise companies wishing to recruit high-calibre education advisers or school inspectors from overseas on:
Duncan Lewis business immigration experts are also able to advise on visa appeals for education advisers or school inspectors wishing to take up appointments in the UK.
As immigration specialists, Duncan Lewis is ranked by Legal 500 2015 for its business immigration services.
For further information on UK visa applications for Education Advisers and School Inspectors, call Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409 for a FREE initial consultation.