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Czech-Republic:Early Childhood Education and Care

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Czech-Republic:Initial Education for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Czech-Republic:Conditions of Service for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Czech-Republic:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education

Czech-Republic:Initial Education for Academic Staff in Higher Education

Czech-Republic:Conditions of Service for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Czech-Republic:Continuing Professional Development for Academic Staff Working in Higher Education

Czech-Republic:Initial Education for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Czech-Republic:Conditions of Service for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Czech-Republic:Continuing Professional Development for Teachers and Trainers Working in Adult Education and Training

Czech-Republic:Management and Other Education Staff

Czech-Republic:Management Staff for Early Childhood and School Education

Czech-Republic:Staff Involved in Monitoring Educational Quality for Early Childhood and School Education

Czech-Republic:Education Staff Responsible for Guidance in Early Childhood and School Education

Czech-Republic:Other Education Staff or Staff Working with Schools

Czech-Republic:Management Staff for Higher Education

Czech-Republic:Other Education Staff or Staff Working in Higher Education

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Czech-Republic:Quality Assurance

Czech-Republic:Quality Assurance in Early Childhood and School Education

Czech-Republic:Quality Assurance in Higher Education

Czech-Republic:Quality Assurance in Adult Education and Training

Czech-Republic:Educational Support and Guidance

Czech-Republic:Special Education Needs Provision within Mainstream Education

Czech-Republic:Separate Special Education Needs Provision in Early Childhood and School Education

Czech-Republic:Support Measures for Learners in Early Childhood and School Education

Czech-Republic:Guidance and Counselling in Early Childhood and School Education

Czech-Republic:Support Measures for Learners in Higher Education

Czech-Republic:Guidance and Counselling in Higher Education

Czech-Republic:Support Measures for Learners in Adult Education and Training

Czech-Republic:Guidance and Counselling in a Lifelong Learning Approach

Czech-Republic:Mobility and Internationalisation

Czech-Republic:Mobility in Early Childhood and School Education

Czech-Republic:Mobility in Higher Education

Czech-Republic:Mobility in Adult Education and Training

Czech-Republic:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Early Childhood and School Education

Czech-Republic:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Higher Education

Czech-Republic:Other Dimensions of Internationalisation in Adult Education and Training

Czech-Republic:Bilateral Agreements and Worldwide Cooperation

Czech-Republic:Ongoing Reforms and Policy Developments

Czech-Republic:National Reforms in Early Childhood Education and Care

Czech-Republic:National Reforms in School Education

Czech-Republic:National Reforms in Vocational Education and Training and Adult Learning

Czech-Republic:National Reforms in Higher Education

Czech-Republic:National Reforms related to Transversal Skills and Employability

Czech-Republic:European Perspective

Czech-Republic:Legislation

Czech-Republic:Institutions

Czech-Republic:Bibliography

Czech-Republic:Glossary

The Czech School Inspectorate (CSI) is an administrative authority with nation-wide powers. It is a state organisation and accounting unit that acts on behalf of the State as the employer of CSI employees, who are employees of the Czech Republic.

School inspectors (školní inspektor), controllers (kontrolní pracovník) and invited persons (přizvaná osoba) carry out inspection activities in schools and school facilities included in the Register of Schools and School Facilities. School inspectors and controllers mainly perform the following:

  • determine and assess the conditions, course and results of education in schools and school facilities in accordance with the relevant school educational programmes
  • determine and assess to what extent the school educational programme is met, and check and assess if the school is in accordance with the legislation and framework educational programmes; in schools, where teaching is carried out according to several educational programs, the compliance of all school educational programmes implemented is evaluated
  • perform checks of regulatory compliance relating to the provision of education and school services at schools and educational facilities registered in the School Register and at workplaces of persons where practical education or job practice take place e.g. compliance with health and safety regulations a decree relating to the provision of school meals 
  • collect information on education of children, pupils and students, on the activities of schools and school facilities registered in the School Register; these information are the basis for thematic reports on specific areas of education and the basis for an annual report on education in the Czech Republic
  • carry out a public-legal audit of the use of funds allocated from the state budget under Sections 160 through 163 of the Education Act.

The controllers carry out a public-legal audit of the use of funds allocated from the state budget under Sections 160 through 163 of the Education Act.

School inspectors and controllers always work in teams. The composition and the size of inspection teams are determined by the director of the inspectorate; in the case of over-regional teams, by the director of department for inspection activities. The process and the content of inspection activities are described in chapter Quality Assurance in the section External evaluation of schools/institutions.

The chief school inspector is the head of the CSI. ¨His/her subordinate officer is the deputy. At the other levels of management of the CSI headquarters there are the directors and the heads of departments. Each of the 14 regions of the Czech Republic has a Regional Inspectorate of CSI, these are at the level of departments. Directors of regional inspectorates coordinate and monitor the work of their employees in the inspectorate managed by them. They directly report to the director of the department for inspection activities at the CSI headquarters.


Legislation and bibliography:

Education Act

Act on Civil Service



Requirements for Appointment

A chief school inspector (ústřední školní inspektor) is appointed and dismissed in accordance with the Act on Civil Service. The chief school inspector is appointed by the Minister of Education, Youth and Sports.

A school inspector or a controller is recruited on the basis of an open selection procedure announced by the chief school inspector. The basic conditions are set by the law. School inspectors and controllers are civil servants. They must meet the requirements defined in the Act on Civil Service. Other conditions for the discharge of the office are set by the Education Act.

School inspectors must have a university degree (preferably with the appropriate professional and pedagogical experience) and at least 5 years of teaching experience or pedagogical and psychological experience (preferably managerial experience in education).

Controllers must have a university degree (preferably in economics or law) and at least 5 years of experience in education or state administration, or possibly upper secondary education with a school-leaving examination and 20 years of teaching practice. A trial period of six months is prescribed for a person, who has not yet been at the position of a civil servant. During this period, the person must pass a civil service exam.

The exam consists of a common part and a specialised part. Common part is in a form of written test. Specialised part, directly related to the discharge of the office, is oral in front of the Board of Examiners. The future employee has two chances to pass the exam.

The grounds for a dismissal and a relieve from the service are listed in the Act on Civil Service. A dismissal of a person from a post is still not a reason for relieving him/her from the civil service.

If an employee is only dismissed from his/her post (e.g. when the position is eliminated or the work results are unsatisfactory), he/she is transferred to another post. In case there is not any other suitable post, the employee is put off duty, but for no longer than 6 months. After this time, the civil service relationship is terminated.

Grounds for dismissing an employee from the office:

  • the post was eliminated,
  • service assessment concludes that the results of the service were unsatisfactory,
  • he/she ceased to meet the requirement on health,
  • he/she has been relieved of duty because of being in custody.

The service relationship is terminated

  • if an employee does not meet the conditions of citizenship (under the Act on Civil Service),
  • if two consecutive service assessments of a civil servant came to a conclusion that the results of the service was unsatisfactory,
  • if an employee does not meet other preconditions needed for the service and the fault is not on the side of the office,
  • if the period, during which the employee was put off the duty due to the organisational reasons, has expired in vain.

 An employee may be dismissed from his/her post also on the basis of a disciplinary offense (the intentional violation of service discipline).


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Legislation and bibliography:

Act on Civil Service

Education Act

Conditions of Service

The pay terms of employees of the Czech School Inspectorate (CSI) are regulated by the Act on Civil Service and other regulations binding in the state administration. Classification in the pay category is set by the government regulation on the catalogue of administrative activities. The salary of a chief school inspector is stipulated by the Minister of Education, Youth and Sports in accordance with regulations for the state administration.

The working week of the CSI staff, as for most other employees, is 40 hours and the basic holiday entitlement is 5 weeks.

The rules of retirement are set by the law on pension insurance (see the part Retirement in section Conditions of Service for Teachers Working in Early Childhood and School Education).

The CSI takes care of its employees' improvement of the qualification and their personality development, and it also allows a qualification upgrading. For the purpose of the qualification upgrading, the CSI organises professional seminars and workshops guided by internal and external lecturers, and ensures the increase in the ICT literacy and language education of employees.

Deepening the knowledge is considered to be a part of the discharge of the office, thus it is paid. The salary is not reduced even in case of taking time off for individual study purposes, this concerns 6 days per a calendar year.


Legislation and bibliography:

Act on Civil Service

Act on pension insurance

Government regulation on catalogue of administrative activities

Labour Code