Support Staff Recruitment in the UK

As anyone who has worked in the UK education system knows, support staff play a vital role in the smooth running of school life. Whether working as teaching assistants, exam invigilators, caretaker or in any other capacity, the help that they give the rest of the school team is invaluable. At SANZA we appreciate the job that these staff members do. We find qualified candidates that have the skills and knowledge to fulfil the support duties in schools in London and beyond. 

There are thousands of schools in London and the experiences you will have in them can vary enormously.

From very traditional, fee-paying, independent schools to inner-city schools, the range of resources available, expectations of pupils and staff vary. However, what all schools want from their support staff remains constant - staff who are enthusiastic, adaptable and flexible, with a 'can do' attitude.

Types of Support Staff:

  • Teaching assistants
  • Nursery Nurses
  • Exam Invigilators
  • School Administrators
  • Caretakers
  • Librarians
  • Technicians

Types of Support Staff Roles:

  • Day-to-day supply is an excellent introduction into schools in London. Valuable insight can be gained into the diverse and unique way in which schools are run. Day-to-day supply will enable you to work with various age groups and in various schools within a very short period of time. Many schools require supply cover for sickness, last minute absences and course cover. With day-to-day supply you will quickly experience the diversity of schools across the UK, establishing which schools are right for you.
  • Long-term roles are for those support staff members wanting to take on the responsibilities of a full-time classroom setting. Working in one school for an extended length of time will result in you becoming involved fully in the life of the school. Long-term roles also offer the security of regular work.

Academic year:

Term                      Description
Autumn Term 1st week in September to 3rd week in December
Spring Term 2nd week in January
Summer Term After Easter (April) to 3rd week in July (every 6/7 weeks there is a 1 week 1/2 term break)


Governing Bodies:

Department for Education
The Department for Education is responsible for education and children's services in England.

Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted)
Ofsted is the inspectorate for children and learners in England. They contribute to the provision of better education and care through effective inspection and regulation. They achieve this through a comprehensive system of inspection and regulation, covering childcare, schools, colleges, children’s services, teaching training and youth work. They are a non-ministerial government department accountable to Parliament. Their independence means you can rely on them for impartial information about education and care.


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What you can expect from SANZA:

  • Personal service supported by a dedicated team of teaching consultants. 
  • We have a large network of reputable schools and many available jobs.
  • Our specialist teacher recruitment processes ensure that we find the best person for the job.
  • Discounts from our partner Travel and Event companies, and free CPD Courses. 

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