Other school staff

Nursery nurses

Specialists who have qualified in the education and development of pre-school aged children (NNEB), and who sometimes work in primary schools under the direction of a teacher.

Teaching assistants (TA)

Staff who support teachers in their classroom work but who do not have formal teaching qualifications.

Special teaching assistants (STA)

Teaching assistants who work with particular children who have been identified as having Special Educational Needs.

Computer technicians

Some primary schools may employ the services of a computer technician to manage the school computer network.

School administrative and secretarial staff

Staff who support the work of the headteacher and deal with many facets of school administration, from greeting parents, simple first aid, typing letters and maintaining budget records.

School caretakers

Staff who have responsibility for daily maintenance and security of a school.

School cleaners

Cleaners, normally employed by a company who have won a contract to clean a school.

School meal supervisory assistants (SMSAs)

Staff employed to supervise children at dinner times.