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Other education staff or staff working with schools


10.Management and other education staff

10.4Other education staff or staff working with schools

Last update: 27 November 2023

The rest of the staff in the school is made up of support staff, who may be employed in a range of jobs. For primary schools, there are standard and model profiles, for, for instance, caretakers, administrative staff, classroom assistants and teaching assistants. Special schools also employ specialists like speech therapists, physiotherapists and mobility instructors.


Secondary schools employ both general support staff, like caretakers, administrative staff and canteen managers, and educational support staff, like teaching and classroom assistants for science subjects. Similar jobs also exist in higher professional education and as part of the job structure for adult and vocational education.