Recruitment of support and auxiliary staff by secondary schools and colleges in England

Figure 1: Mentions of support and auxiliary staff roles on websites of secondary schools and colleges in England
Sources: Secondary school, sixth-form college and FE college websites; SchoolDash analysis.
Figure 2: Mentions of support and auxiliary staff roles on websites of secondary schools and colleges in England
Notes: Dates on the horizontal axis are for the 2020-2021 academic year. Values for 2019-2020 are those corresponding to periods exactly 52 weeks earlier, those for 2018-2019 to 104 weeks earlier, and those for 2021-2022 to 52 weeks later. This aligns days of the week at the expense of a slight mismatch in dates.
Sources: Secondary school, sixth-form college and FE college websites; SchoolDash analysis.
Figure 3: Change in mentions by role
Notes: 'HLTA' stands for Higher Level Teaching Assistant. 'HR Manager' stands for Human Resources Manager.
Sources: Secondary school, sixth-form college and FE college websites; SchoolDash analysis.
  1. After examining the frequencies of different roles, we settled on the following synonyms. Administrative Assistant: Administrative Assistant, Administrative Officer, Administrative Manager, School Assistant, School Officer and School Supervisor. Attendance Officer: Attendance Officer, Attendance Assistant and Attendance Manager. Business Manager: Business Manager, Business Assistant, Business Officer and School Manager. Caretaker/Cleaner: School Cleaner, Site Cleaner, Cover Cleaner, School Caretaker, Site Caretaker and Cover Caretaker. Cover Supervisor: Cover Supervisor, Cover Manager, Cover Assistant and Cover Officer. Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Higher Level Teaching Assistant. Human Resources Manager: Human Resources Manager, Human Resources Officer, Human Resources Assistant and Human Resources Advisor. Language Assistant: Language Assistant. Learning Mentor: Learning Mentor, Learning Assistant, Learning Manager, Learning Coach, Learning Supervisor, Learning Officer and Learning Advisor. Lunchtime Supervisor: Lunchtime Supervisor, Midday Supervisor, Midday Assistant, Lunchtime Assistant and Lunchtime Manager. Pastoral Manager: Pastoral Manager, Pastoral Assistant, Pastoral Officer, Pastoral Mentor and School Counsellor. Site Manager: Site Manager, Site Assistant, Site Supervisor and Site Officer. Sports Coach: Sports Coach and Sports Assistant. Teaching Assistant: Teaching Assistant.

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