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Guidance on the national occupational standards for supporting teaching and learning in schools

National occupational standards for supporting teaching and learning in schools: unit titles and their elements
The national occupational standards for supporting teaching and learning in schools (STL NOS) can be found on the national database of national occupational standards (www.ukstandards.org) or downloaded from the TDA website at www.tda.gov.uk/stlnosunits. Unit title

Elements

STL1 Provide support for
learning activities

1.1 Support the teacher in planning learning
activities
1.2 Support the delivery of learning activities
1.3 Support the teacher in the evaluation of
learning activities

STL2 Support children’s
development (CCLD 203)

2.1 Contribute to supporting children’s physical
development and skills
2.2 Contribute to supporting children’s
emotional and social development
2.3 Contribute to supporting children’s
communication and intellectual
development
2.4 Contribute to planning to meet children’s
development needs

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support provided to the teacher and pupils to ensure effective teaching and learning. It involves agreeing with the teacher the individual’s role in supporting planned learning activities, providing the agreed support and giving feedback to the teacher about how well the activity went. The learning activities may be for individual pupils, groups of pupils or the whole class. However the contribution to supporting the learning activities is likely to involve working only with individuals or small groups. The learning activities may be delivered in the classroom or any setting where teaching and learning takes place such as field studies, educational visits, extended hours provision and study support arrangements.

routine observation of children and young people's development in everyday work. It is a competence that requires knowledge and understanding of children and young people's development from 0 to 16 years and the ability to demonstrate competence with the children/young people the individual is working with. It covers observing children/young people, sharing observational findings, contributing to the implementation of activities to support development and contributing to planning to meet children and young people's needs.

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Unit title

STL3 Help to keep children
safe (CCLD202)

STL4 Contribute to positive
relationships (CCLD 201)

STL5 Provide effective
support for your colleagues

STL6 Support literacy and
numeracy activities

Elements
3.1 Prepare and maintain a safe environment
3.2 Deal with accidents, emergencies and
illness
3.3 Support the safeguarding of children from
abuse
3.4 Encourage children’s positive behaviour
4.1 Interact with and respond to children
4.2 Interact with and respond to adults
4.3 Communicate with children
4.4 Communicate with adults
5.1 Maintain working relationships with
colleagues
5.2 Develop your effectiveness in a support
role
6.1 Support pupils with activities to develop
literacy skills
6.2 Support pupils with activities to develop
numeracy skills

STL8 Use information and
communication technology
to support pupils’ learning

7.1 Prepare ICT resources for use in teaching
and learning
7.2 Support the use of ICT resources for
teaching and learning
8.1 Prepare for using ICT to support pupils’
learning
8.2 Support pupils’ learning through ICT

STL9 Observe and report
on pupil performance

9.1 Observe pupil performance
9.2 Report on pupil performance

STL7 Support the use of
information and
communication technology
for teaching and learning

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keeping children and young people safe during day-to-day work activities. It covers responding to accidents, emergencies and illness, and requires familiarity with and the ability to set in motion safety, safeguarding and welfare procedures, according to the policies and procedures of the setting. interacting with and responding positively to children, young people and adults. It includes verbal and non-verbal communication skills involved when working with children and young people, and when dealing with adults, together with the importance of valuing people equally.

being an effective member of the school staff. It involves working effectively with colleagues and taking an active role in developing skills and expertise. working under the direction of the teacher to help pupils to participate in whole class, group and individual learning activities for literacy/numeracy development. It involves discussing with the teacher how the learning activities are to be organised, and what the support role will be, providing the agreed support and giving feedback to the teacher about how well the activities went and how the pupil(s) responded to them.

making sure that ICT resources are available and ready to use when required and helping the teacher and/or pupils to use the resources safely and effectively.
using ICT to promote pupils’ learning. It involves preparing for using ICT within the teaching and learning programme, supporting pupils to use ICT resources, and evaluating the effectiveness of ICT in promoting pupils’ learning. carrying out, and reporting on, systematic observations of pupils to gather evidence of their knowledge, understanding and skills upon which the teacher makes judgements about their stage of development.

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Unit title

STL10 Support children’s
play and learning (CCLD
206)

STL11 Contribute to
supporting
bilingual/multilingual pupils

STL12 Support a child with
disabilities or special
educational needs (CCLD
209)

STL13 Contribute to moving
and handling individuals
(HSC223)

STL14 Support individuals
during therapy sessions
(HSC212)

Elements
10.1 Participate in activities to encourage
communication and language
10.2 Provide opportunities for children’s drama
and imaginative play
10.3 Encourage children to be creative
10.4 Support physical play
10.5 Encourage children to explore and
investigate
11.1 Contribute to supporting
bilingual/multilingual pupils to develop skills
in the target language
11.2 Support bilingual/multilingual pupils during
learning activities
12.1 Support a child with disabilities or special
educational needs by providing care and
encouragement
12.2 Provide support to help the child to
participate in activities and experiences
12.3 Support the child and family according to
the procedures of the setting
13.1 Prepare individuals, environments and
equipment for moving and handling
13.2 Enable individuals to move from one
position to another
14.1 Prepare and maintain environments,
equipment and materials prior to, during
and after therapy sessions
14.2 Support individuals prior to and within
therapy sessions
14.3 Observe and provide feedback on therapy
sessions

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supporting children’s learning through play. Although it was developed for work with young children in their pre-school years and in play-based early education it is also applicable to working with children in the early years of formal education in schools.

support provided to bilingual/multilingual pupils for language development and learning in the appropriate second or additional language. It is applicable for support provided for English as an additional language (EAL), or Welsh or Gaeilge as a second language

providing care and encouragement to the child or young person, supporting them to participate in activities, and supporting the family according to the role and the procedures of the setting.

the need to be able to move, handle and reposition individuals.

supporting therapists and individuals before, during and following therapy sessions. It covers preparations for the therapy session, supporting therapy sessions and contributing to the review of therapy sessions.

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Unit title

STL15 Support children and
young people’s play (PW2)

Elements
15.1 Create a range of environments for
children and young people’s play
15.2 Offer a range of play opportunities to
children and young people
15.3 Support children and young people’s
rights and choices in play
15.4 End play sessions

STL16 Provide displays
(IL3/10)

16.1 Set up displays
16.2 Maintain and dismantle displays

STL17 Invigilate tests and
examinations

17.1 Prepare to run tests and examinations
17.2 Implement and maintain invigilation
requirements

STL18 Support pupils’
learning activities

18.1 Support learning activities
18.2 Promote independent learning

STL19 Promote positive
behaviour

19.1 Implement agreed behaviour management
strategies
19.2 Support pupils in taking responsibility for
their learning and behaviour

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providing opportunities for children and young people to experience a variety of play environments that stimulate them and provide opportunities for risk, challenge and personal growth.

setting up and removing displays. It involves identifying the purpose of the display, designing the display, deciding what it will contain, and gathering together materials for the display. It also covers ensuring the display is safe, keeping it tidy and removing the display when it is no longer required. In schools, the teacher would advise on the purpose, content and nature of displays and pupils will be active participants in providing materials for display. running tests and examinations in the presence of the candidates. It includes preparing the examination room and resources, bringing candidates into the room, and running the test or examination session according to the centre’s procedures. It also covers dealing with specific situations such as access arrangements, emergencies and suspicion of malpractice.

support provided to the teacher and pupils to ensure effective teaching and learning. It involves identifying what needs to be done to support planned learning activities and promote independent learning, providing the agreed support and giving feedback to the teacher about progress made by the pupils. The learning activities may be delivered in the classroom or any setting where teaching and learning takes place such as field studies, educational visits, extended hours provision and study support arrangements. The learning activities may be for individual pupils, groups of pupils, or the whole class and may be delivered in the absence of the teacher, eg. when providing cover supervision or working with pupils outside of the classroom. implementing agreed behaviour management strategies to promote positive behaviour and supporting pupils to manage their own behaviour.

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Unit title

STL21 Support the
development and
effectiveness of work teams

Elements
20.1 Develop relationships with children
20.2 Communicate with children
20.3 Support children in developing
relationships
20.4 Communicate with adults
21.1 Contribute to effective team practice
21.2 Contribute to the development of the work
team

STL22 Reflect on and
develop practice
(CCLD 304)

22.1 Reflect on practice
22.2 Take part in continuing professional
development

STL23 Plan, deliver and
evaluate teaching and
learning activities under the
direction of a teacher

23.1 Plan teaching and learning activities under
the direction of a teacher
23.2 Deliver teaching and learning activities
23.3 Evaluate teaching and learning activities
and outcomes

STL24 Contribute to the
planning and evaluation of
teaching and learning
activities

24.1 Contribute to the planning of teaching and
learning activities
24.2 Contribute to the evaluation of teaching
and learning activities

STL20 Develop and
promote positive
relationships (CCLD 301)

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developing and promoting positive relationships with children and young people, communicating with children/young people and adults, and fostering positive relationships between children/young people and with other adults. It is appropriate for all settings and services where children and young people are present.

being an effective member of a work team. It involves taking an active role in supporting and developing team effectiveness.
needing to reflect on practice. Self-evaluation and reflection will enable the individual to learn and develop their practice. It also includes taking part in continuing professional development and how this has been used to develop their practice.

planning and delivering teaching and learning activities to complement, reinforce or extend teaching and learning planned and delivered by the teacher. It also involves monitoring and providing feedback on pupil participation and progress, and the individual evaluating their contribution to the learning activity. The teaching and learning activities will be for individual pupils or small groups of pupils and delivered alongside or close to the teacher who remains in overall charge of the whole class. They may be delivered in the classroom or any setting where teaching and learning takes place such as field studies, educational visits, extended hours provision and study support arrangements. Planning, implementation and evaluation will also cover any partnership working with the teacher as part of the overall lesson plan, for example when working with the whole class in a plenary session. Teaching and learning activities should take place under the direction and supervision of a qualified teacher in accordance with arrangements made by the headteacher of the school. helping the teacher to plan how teaching and learning activities will be implemented, including the individual’s role in supporting the activities, and sharing their views and opinions with the teacher about how well the activities achieved the learning objectives. The teaching and learning activities may be for individual pupils, groups of pupils, or the whole class. The teaching and learning activities may be delivered in the classroom or any setting where teaching and learning takes place such as field studies, educational visits, extended hours provision and study support arrangements.

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Unit title

STL25 Support literacy
development

Elements
25.1 Support pupils to develop their reading
skills
25.2 Support pupils to develop their writing
skills
25.3 Support pupils to develop their
speaking/talking and listening skills

This unit is about
working with the teacher to support pupils during whole-class, group and individual learning activities for literacy development. It involves discussing with the teacher how the learning activities are to be organised, and the individual’s role will be, providing the agreed support and giving feedback to the teacher about pupil progress in developing literacy skills.

STL26 Support numeracy
development

26.1 Support pupils to develop numeracy skills
26.2 Support pupils to use and apply
mathematics

working under the direction of the teacher to support pupils during whole-class, group and individual learning activities for numeracy development. It involves discussing with the teacher how the learning activities are to be organised, and the individual’s role will be, providing the agreed support and giving feedback to the teacher about pupil progress in developing mathematical knowledge, understanding and skills.

STL27 Support
implementation of the early
years curriculum

27.1 Contribute to planning implementation of
the early years curriculum
27.2 Support teaching and learning activities to
deliver the early years curriculum
27.3 Contribute to the monitoring and
assessment of children's progress

working with teachers to support young children’s early learning and experience of curriculum subjects. Early education frameworks vary between the four home countries and they will need to be related to the individual’s own country and workplace.

STL28 Support teaching
and learning in a curriculum
area

28.1 Develop, use and improve your own
subject knowledge to support teaching and
learning
28.2 Develop and evaluate materials to support
teaching and learning in a curriculum area

developing and using subject knowledge and skills to support teaching and learning in a curriculum area. It does not, however, cover the specialist technical functions carried out by technicians, librarians and ICT professionals which are covered in separate sets of national occupational standards. Subject or curriculum area refers to all forms of organised learning experienced across the curriculum. For example, area of learning in the foundation stage, broad areas of curricular experience and learning through play in the early years, thematically structured work in the primary phase, single subjects, vocational subjects and cross-curricular work in the 14–19 phase.

STL29 Observe and
promote pupil performance
and development

29.1 Observe and report on pupil performance
and development
29.2 Promote pupil performance and
development

carrying out, and reporting on, systematic observations of pupils to gather evidence of their knowledge, understanding and skills, and working with the teacher to plan and improve the support the individual provides to promote pupil performance and development.

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STL30 Contribute to
assessment for learning

STL31 Prepare and
maintain the learning
environment
STL32 Promote the transfer
of learning from outdoor
experiences (SkillsActive
D35)
STL33 Provide literacy and
numeracy support to enable
pupils to access the wider
curriculum

Elements
30.1 Use assessment strategies to improve
learning
30.2 Support pupils in reviewing their own
learning
31.1 Prepare the learning environment
31.2 Prepare learning materials for use
31.3 Monitor and maintain the learning
environment and resources
32.1 Facilitate learning through individual and
shared reflection on experience
32.2 Help participants identify how they can
transfer learning to other aspects of their
lives
33.1 Provide literacy support to help pupils to
access the wider curriculum
33.2 Provide numeracy support to help pupils
to access the wider curriculum

This unit is about
using assessment for learning strategies as agreed with the teacher to promote pupils’ learning. This includes supporting pupils to review their own learning and identify their own emerging learning needs.

This unit is about ensuring that learning environments, learning resources and materials are available and ready for use when needed. It involves setting out the learning environment and preparing materials for planned learning activities as well as helping to maintain the learning environment and resources during and between lessons.

working with pupils to help them reflect on what they have learned outside of the classroom and how they might transfer this learning to other parts of their learning programmes and other aspects of their lives.

support given to pupils to help them cope with the literacy and numeracy demands of learning activities designed to develop subject knowledge and skills.

STL34 Support gifted and
talented pupils

34.1 Work with others to develop learning
programmes for gifted and talented pupils
34.2 Support learning activities for gifted and
talented pupils

support the individual provides to gifted and talented pupils. This involves working with a range of people to develop learning programmes and then supporting learning activities for pupils. Involving the pupils in negotiating learning objectives and planning for further learning is a key aspect of this unit. Teaching and learning activities should take place under the direction and supervision of a qualified teacher in accordance with arrangements made by the headteacher of the school.

STL35 Support
bilingual/multilingual pupils

35.1 Support development of the target
language
35.2 Support bilingual/multilingual pupils in
accessing the curriculum

support provided to bilingual/multilingual pupils for language development and learning across the curriculum in the appropriate second or additional language. It is provide support for English as an additional language (EAL), or Welsh or Gaeilge as a second language.

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STL36 Provide
bilingual/multilingual
support for teaching and
learning

STL37 Contribute to the
prevention and
management of challenging
behaviour in children and
young people (HSC326)

STL38 Support children
with disabilities or special
educational needs and their
families (CCLD 321)

Elements
36.1 Contribute to the assessment of
bilingual/multilingual pupils
36.2 Provide bilingual/multilingual support for
teachers and pupils
36.3 Support communication with families of
bilingual/multilingual pupils
37.1 Work with children and young people to
identify goals and boundaries for
acceptable behaviour
37.2 Support children and young people to
manage challenging behaviour
37.3 Enable children and young people to
recognise and understand their behaviour
and its consequences
38.1 Contribute to the inclusion of children with
disabilities and special educational needs
38.2 Help children with disabilities and special
educational needs to participate in the full
range of activities and experiences
38.3 Support families to respond to children's
needs

STL39 Support pupils with
communication and
interaction needs

39.1 Support pupils with communication and
interaction needs to maximise learning
39.2 Support pupils with communication and
interaction needs to develop relationships
with others

STL40 Support pupils with
cognition and learning
needs

40.1 Support pupils with cognition and learning
needs during learning activities
40.2 Support pupils with cognition and learning
needs to develop effective learning
strategies

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providing bilingual/multilingual support for teaching and learning. It involves using the pupils’ first language to assist with assessing their educational abilities and linguistic support needs, providing bilingual/multilingual support for teaching and learning, and liaising with families to promote pupils’ participation and progress in learning. It is provide support for English as an additional language (EAL), or Welsh or Gaeilge as a second language.

negotiating boundaries to minimise challenging behaviour in children and young people.

supporting disabled children or young people and/or children or young people with special educational needs or additional support needs. It involves working under the direction of a teacher to establish the strengths and needs of children/young people in partnership with their families and in collaboration with other agencies if appropriate. It also includes the identification and use of resources to enable inclusion and participation.

support provided to pupils with severe and/or complex communication and interaction needs to enable them to maximise learning and develop relationships with others. The communication needs of pupils with severe and/or complex special educational or additional support needs may be both diverse and complex. Pupils may need help and support in acquiring literacy skills; using augmentative and alternative means of communication; developing language for a range of purposes; and organising and coordinating spoken and written English.

support provided to pupils with cognition and learning needs to enable them to participate in learning activities and to develop effective learning strategies. While individual needs will differ, most pupils with cognition and learning needs will require help with language, memory and reasoning skills; sequencing and organisational skills; understanding number; problem solving and concept development; and the improvement of fine and gross motor competences.

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Unit title

STL41 Support pupils with
behaviour, emotional and
social development needs

STL42 Support pupils with
sensory and/or physical
needs

STL43 Assist in the
administration of medication
(SfH CHS2)

STL44 Work with children
and young people with
additional requirements to
meet their personal support
needs (HSC315)

STL45 Promote children’s
well-being and resilience
(CCLD 308)

Elements
41.1 Support the behaviour management of
pupils with behaviour, emotional and
social development needs
41.2 Support pupils with behaviour, emotional
and social development needs to
develop relationships with others
41.3 Support pupils with behaviour, emotional
and social development needs to
develop self-reliance and self-esteem
42.1 Enable pupils with sensory and/or
physical needs to maximise learning
42.2 Implement structured learning
programmes for pupils with sensory
and/or physical needs

This is a single element unit

44.1 Support children and young people with
additional requirements to identify and
develop plans to meet their personal
support needs
44.2 Support children and young people to
address their personal support needs
44.3 Contribute to evaluating the effectiveness
of activities to meet children and young
people’s personal support needs
45.1 Enable children to relate to others
45.2 Provide a supportive and challenging
environment
45.3 Enable children to take risks safely
45.4 Encourage children’s self-reliance, selfesteem and resilience

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support needed by pupils with behaviour, emotional and social development needs to help them develop effective behaviour management strategies, relationships with others, and self-reliance.

support provided to pupils with sensory and/or physical needs to enable them to maximise learning in individual, group and class activities, and provide structured programmes relevant to their additional support needs. assisting in the administration of medication to an individual pupil, or as part of a larger process where a “drug round” may be undertaken. The individual will always work with other staff within this context whose role is to lead the process and must always work within their role and area of delegated responsibility for the administration of medication. The administration may include medication(s) from various drug categories such as: general sales list; pharmacy only and prescription only

contributing to assessing and developing plans to meet the personal support needs of children and young people with additional requirements, and then implementing and evaluating the plans.

helping children or young people to develop self-reliance, self-esteem and emotional resilience. It is concerned with how practitioners provide an emotional environment that supports, affirms and values children and young people and helps them to manage their own feelings and their relationships with others.

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Unit title
STL46 Work with young
people to safeguard their
welfare (YW D4)

STL47 Enable young
people to be active citizens
(YW A3)

STL48 Support young
people in tackling problems
and taking action (YW A4)

Elements
46.1 Promote a safe working environment for
youth work
46.2 Work with young people to assess and
manage risk
46.3 Assist individuals to take action when
they are distressed
47.1 Assist young people to understand their
communities and their own role within
them
47.2 Enable young people to communicate
their views and interests to others, and to
negotiate and influence people and
situations
48.1 Enable young people to tackle problems
and plan action to achieve their goals
and aspirations
48.2 Enable young people to take action
based on their plans
48.3 Enable young people to reflect on and
learn from their actions

This unit is about
understanding and evaluating hazards and risks, and the individual carrying out their work safely and in accordance with organisational procedures. It is about enabling young people to assess risks, helping them to develop their confidence to manage them and offering appropriate support to individuals when they are in crisis.

working with young people to enable them to investigate and understand the issues within their communities and their role within their community. It is about helping them to identify their power for action and enabling them to present their ideas and views to others.

enabling groups of young people to take responsibility for detailed planning, negotiation and prioritising their actions. It is about enabling young people to turn their plans into action, working with them to monitor progress and modify plans as required, and, finally, to identify what they have learned and consider their next steps.

STL49 Support children and
young people during
transitions in their lives

49.1 Recognise and respond to signs of
transitions
49.2 Support children and young people to
manage transitions in their lives

working with children or young people to identify significant transitions that may be occurring or are about to occur in their lives and providing support to enable them to manage them in a positive manner. Transitions are defined as any significant stage or experience in the life of a child or young person that can affect behaviour and/or development. Transitions include those that are common to all children and young people, such as moving school and puberty, and those that are particular only to some, such as bereavement and divorce. Such transitions may be known and planned for or unexpected and unplanned.

STL50 Facilitate children
and young people's learning
and development through
mentoring (LDSS 9)

50.1 Identify the learning and development
needs of children and young people
50.2 Plan with children and young people how
learning and development needs will be
addressed through mentoring
50.3 Mentor children and young people to
achieve identified outcomes
50.4 Review the effectiveness of mentoring
with children and young people

role of individuals who facilitate children and young people's learning and development through mentoring. It is about providing support for the learning process rather than the assessment and teaching of pupils.

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STL51 Contribute to
improving attendance
(LDSS 6)

STL52 Support children and
families through home
visiting (CCLD 331)

STL53 Lead an extracurricular activity

STL54 Plan and support
self-directed play (PW9)
STL55 Contribute to
maintaining pupil records

STL56 Monitor and
maintain curriculum
resources

Elements
51.1 Contribute to monitoring attendance
51.2 Contribute to processes and procedures
for improving attendance
52.1 Establish, develop and maintain
relationships with families
52.2 Provide support for families
52.3 Liaise with colleagues, professionals and
agencies to support families
53.1 Prepare children and young people for
the activity
53.2 Introduce children and young people to
the activity
53.3 Lead the activity
53.4 Maintain and encourage effective working
relationships during the activity
54.1 Collect and analyse information on play
needs and preferences
54.2 Plan and prepare play spaces
54.3 Support self-directed play
55.1 Collect and input pupil data
55.2 Contribute to maintaining the recordkeeping system
56.1 Monitor and maintain supplies of
curriculum resources
56.2 Organise and maintain curriculum
resources

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monitoring attendance to identify patterns of absence and lateness and working with families to find ways of helping the pupil to attend school more regularly.

visiting families in their homes to provide support for children or young people and their parents and families.

leading an extra-curricular activity, such as a club, recreational activity, sports team or performing arts activity, under the direction of the school but with limited supervision.

identifying the play needs and preferences of children and young people, developing play spaces that will meet these needs and supporting children and young people during play.
contributing to the maintenance of pupil records by updating individual records as agreed with the teacher or other relevant person within the school, and helping to maintain the record-keeping system.

monitoring and maintaining resources to support curriculum delivery. It involves working with teachers and other relevant people to identify the resources required, maintaining supplies of resources, and carrying out routine maintenance and cleaning of resources. It does not, however, cover the specialist technical functions carried out by technicians, librarians and information and communication technology (ICT) professionals, which are covered in separate sets of national occupational standards.

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Elements

STL57 Organise cover for
absent colleagues

57.1 Arrange cover for absent colleagues
57.2 Monitor and review cover arrangements

STL58 Organise and
supervise travel
(SkillsActive B228)

58.1 Make travel arrangements
58.2 Supervise travel

STL59 Escort and
supervise pupils on
educational visits and outof-school activities
STL60 Liaise with parents,
carers and families
STL61 Provide information
to aid policy formation and
the improvement of
practices and provision
(YW F1)
STL62 Develop and
maintain working
relationships with other
practitioners
STL63 Provide leadership
for your team (M&L B5)
STL64 Provide leadership
in your area of responsibility
(M&L B6)

59.1 Escort pupils on visits and out-of-school
activities
59.2 Supervise pupils on visits and out-ofschool activities
60.1 Establish and maintain relationships with
parents, carers and families
60.2 Facilitate information sharing between the
school and parents, carers and families
61.1 Provide information and advice to aid the
development of strategies, policies,
practice and provision
61.2 Collect and present information to aid
monitoring, review and improvement of
performance
62.1 Maintain working relationships with other
practitioners
62.2 Work in partnership with other
practitioners
This is a single element unit.
This is a single element unit.

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organising cover when a teacher or support staff colleague normally responsible for teaching or supporting a particular class is absent from the classroom during the time they have been timetabled to teach/support. This includes absence which is known in advance (eg. where a colleague has a medical appointment or is undergoing professional development) and unexpected absence (eg. absence due to illness).

organising and supervising travel for children, young people and adults. Travel may be ‘self-powered’, eg. on foot or by bicycle, in an owned or hired vehicle, or by public transport.
maintaining the health, safety and well-being of pupils when outside the school setting.
establishing and maintaining effective relationships and communication with parents, carers and families about the care and education of their children as directed by the school.

presenting information to aid the formulation of policies, plans and procedures, monitoring the operations of the individual’s part of the organisation in relation to objectives, and making suggestions about changes.

working effectively with other practitioners by doing what can be done to support their work and using their strengths and expertise to support and develop the individual’s working practices and procedures.

providing direction to the members of the team and motivating and supporting them to achieve the objectives of the team and their personal work objectives. providing direction to colleagues in a clearly and formally defined area or part of an organisation and motivating and supporting them to achieve the vision and objectives for the area.

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Unit title

Elements

STL65 Allocate and check
work in your team (M&L D5)

This is a single element unit.

STL66 Lead and motivate
volunteers (MV D2)

66.1 Brief volunteers on work requirements
and responsibilities
66.2 Help volunteers to solve problems during
volunteering activities
66.3 Debrief and give feedback to volunteers
on their work

STL67 Provide learning
opportunities for colleagues
(M&L D7)

This is a single element unit.

STL68 Support learners by
mentoring in the workplace
(L&D L14)

68.1 Plan the mentoring process
68.2 Set up and maintain the mentoring
relationship
68.3 Give mentoring support

STL69 Support competence
achieved in the workplace
(L&D L20)

69.1 Assess performance in the workplace
against agreed standards
69.2 Give staff members support in the
workplace and feedback on their
performance

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ensuring that the work required of the team is effectively and fairly allocated among team members. It also involves checking on the progress and quality of the work of team members to ensure that the required level or standard of performance is being met.

leading and motivating volunteers so that they achieve high standards. It involves briefing them on their responsibilities, helping them to resolve any problems, and giving them feedback on their work. Throughout the process of leading volunteers it is important to show respect for their needs and preferences and the nature of the volunteer role. It covers the ‘softer’ skills needed to lead volunteers rather than other aspects of planning, organising and monitoring volunteer work which, in a school, would be carried out by the teachers with whom they work.

supporting colleagues in identifying their learning needs and helping to provide opportunities to address these needs. Encouraging colleagues to take responsibility for their own learning is an aspect of this unit as is the individual’s role in providing an ‘environment’, for example in the individual’s team or area of responsibility, in which learning is valued. For the purposes of this unit, ‘colleagues’ means those people for whom the individual has line management responsibility.

mentoring individuals in the workplace. It involves agreeing the nature of mentoring in the workplace, creating an appropriate environment in which mentoring can take place, mentoring trainees as they put their training plan into practice, giving trainees information, advice and guidance on their work roles and expectations and giving them encouragement and support to stay motivated.

supporting individuals to develop and demonstrate competence in the workplace. It involves agreeing work patterns which give people opportunities to develop and show their competence, agreeing which aspects of competence can be assessed in the workplace, identifying opportunities for assessing competence in the workplace, watching them perform tasks in the workplace and giving guidance and feedback on their performance.

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