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Support for Teaching and Learning
Cover supervisors are suitably-trained school staff who supervise pupils when teaching staff are absent.
Pupil support staff
Pupil support staff are responsible for the welfare of pupils during break, lunchtime and outside school hours. This group also includes those who assist pupils with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties and those who provide careers advice.
Play workers plan, organise and supervise activities for children and young people inside and outside school.
Midday supervisors look after the welfare of pupils in the dinner hall and playground during lunchtime.
Careers advisers work in secondary schools with pupils who are nearing the end of their school days, helping them make informed decisions on education, training and job opportunities.
School nurses help promote good health and raise awareness of health issues in schools. They also work with children who have specific health issues and are responsible for running immunisation and vaccination programmes.
Specialist and Technical Staff
Specialist and technical staff are on hand in schools to provide valuable know-how and resources that support teaching and learning.
Librarians manage all the library resources in a school, including print, audio-visual, online and e-learning material.
Science technicians ensure science lessons run smoothly by looking after and setting up equipment and helping out with demonstrations and practical classes.
ICT technicians look after school networks, install, order and maintain software and hardware and provide technical support.
Craft, design & technology (CDT) technicians
CDT technicians prepare and maintain equipment, provide practical lesson support and carry out risk assessments.
Sports technicians set up and maintain equipment and assist sports teachers with PE lessons.
Food technicians help prepare food and equipment for lessons, ensure health and safety regulations are met and assist with lessons.