Caretakers are responsible for the safety, security and cleanliness of school premises. On a daily basis they walk round the school and grounds, checking cleanliness and tidiness, looking for damage and items needing repair.
The pattern work is 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.
Other duties vary, but may include:
- cleaning or supervising cleaners;
- controlling access to the premises, maintaining security and reporting incidents, such as vandalism, to the police and head teacher;
- reporting items needing repair, carrying out basic repairs (such as replacing broken window panes or fixing leaking taps), arranging for outside contractors to do more complicated repairs;
- maintaining the school's grounds, or supervising staff carrying out this work;