Pupil Support Staff

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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 – what would I do?

Play workers plan, organise and supervise activities for children and young people inside and outside school.

Learning Mentors – what would I do?

Learning mentors support, motivate and challenge pupils who are underachieving. They help pupils overcome barriers to learning caused by social, emotional and behavioural problems.

Midday Supervisors – what would I do?

Midday supervisors look after the welfare of pupils in the dinner hall and playground during lunchtime.

Careers Advisers – what would I do?

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 – what would I do?

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.

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  • Learning Mentor
  • Careers Adviser
  • Behaviour Mentor
  • Education Welfare Officer
  • Home School Liaison Officer


Care Staff

  • Welfare Assistant
  • Health Care Assistant
  • School Nurse


Midday Supervisor/Playworker

  • Midday Supervisor
  • Lunchtime Supervisor
  • Playworker
  • Out-of-School Care Worker/Manager
  • Extended School Club Worker/Manager