Professional Venue Management might be what we’re nationally known for, but it is not all we do at Schools Plus. We’re proud to have a long list of services and add-ons that we can offer to help ease the running of your school.
One of these services we offer is Relief Staffing.
We can provide skilled emergency cover staff in many areas from on-site caretaker and premises manager roles to reception and admin team members.
Schools Plus staff member Robert Sladden oversees our Relief Staff options so we’re happy to hand over him to take you through the service in greater detail…
Hi. I’m Robert and I’m in charge of Relief Staffing at Schools Plus. I’m here to give you a brief background as to why we started this service and also explain a bit more about the service.
Schools Plus started offering Relief Staffing to schools in the Greater London area just over two years ago. We found many of our existing Schools Plus sites had a need for extra relief staff, so we wanted to be able to offer this service.
All our Caretakers are trained in Manual Handling, Safeguarding, Fire Safety and First Aid and have a full enhanced DBS check. We pride ourselves on supplying experienced, punctual and reliable caretakers whether it is for sick leave, annual leave or an extra pair of hands for a busy period.
Many schools find themselves short of a caretaker with very little notice and often, especially in Primary Schools, they may only have one person doing the premises work. So, in order to keep the school running efficiently they quickly need someone to step in and be able to cover this area. This is where we can come in and help. Often, we will be supplying a caretaker for the next day.
It has been great to extend the scope of Schools Plus and be able to offer this extra service to sites who already use School Plus for their lettings or for new schools who are yet to build a relationship with us as a company.
A recent review from one of the schools we supplied a caretaker to was:
We are very happy with Long. He is pleasant and gets things done well. He acts on instruction as well as independently spotting what needs attention and is helping us through a difficult time.Siobhan Grehan, Vice Principal, Harris Primary Academy
We are consistently growing and currently have a great team of caretakers ready to be sent out to help with a staffing need at schools across London.
If you’d like to find out more and you’re a member of a Schools Plus partner school then simply talk to your on-site venue manager who will happily start discussions with you.
For all other schools, you can also take advantage of our Relief Staffing options just contact us directly and we’ll be very happy to help.