By showing you what you can do to assess, manage, and reduce the time you spend on school work, this book will help you achieve a better work-life balance.

Support Staff: What Do We Need to Think About?
Support staff: What do we need to think about?
  • The range of support staff
  • Support staff taking classes
  • Higher level teaching assistants
  • Administrative support
  • Bursars

In the previous chapter we discussed how teachers can work successfully with support staff and outlined some of the main issues that may arise. In this chapter we examine further the role and function of support staff – or paraprofessionals as they are increasingly called – to raise a number of questions about their deployment in schools. Clearly such staff are indispensable to the success of the remodelling programme, but their growth in numbers and widening of role raises some fundamental questions which we suggest may not always have been clearly thought ...

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