Teaching and Support Staff

Teaching and Support Staff

Working for one of our schools will give you the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of our children and young people.


As a teacher, you will play a key role in inspiring, motivating, encouraging and educating a new generation of learners. You will help students to become passionate about learning and guide them to make a positive impact in the world around them.

The teaching profession is exciting and challenging. Teaching is a career path that is available to anyone that has an undergraduate degree and is able to commit to achieving Qualified Teaching Status (QTS). There are several routes to QTS, including on-the-job training within a school. Go to Help and support getting into teaching where trained advisers will be able to assist you to find the best route for you. Teaching is a great career choice for anyone who wants to make a difference to the lives of young people and is passionate about lifelong learning.

Support Staff

Our schools also rely on the professional input and knowledge of a wide range of non-teaching, support staff. Support staff are not qualified teaching staff; however, they may work alongside teachers to support students or help in the efficient running of the school day. There are many support staff roles within a school.

Examples of support staff roles within schools include:

Administrative Roles

These roles are not involved with direct student learning; however, they help to manage the effective running of the school in other ways. Examples may include administrative assistants and exam invigilators.

Facilities Management

These people help to create a safe environment for children to learn. Such roles may include cleaners, caretakers, site managers or catering and lunchtime supervision staff.

Specialist/Technical Staff

These roles can take place in the classroom when more technical support is required, for example an ICT technician.

Student Support Staff

These roles can take place inside and outside of school. They are there to help and support children and parents with any issues they might have. Such roles may include pastoral support, councillors and careers advisors.

Teaching Assistant and Learning Support Assistant Roles

These roles involve working in the classroom, providing support to teaching staff. Many schools employ teaching assistants with a particular specialism, including literacy, numeracy, special educational needs and disability (SEND), music, sport and creative arts.

For further information regarding our Teaching and Support Staff opportunities please visit Our Schools page.