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Table 2 Description of Staff Interviewees

From: Supporting adolescent emotional health in schools: a mixed methods study of student and staff views in England

Job Title Number of Participants Job Description
Teaching Staff   
Head of Key Stage 3 (11-14 year olds) 2 Senior teacher. Role involves teaching but also managing other teachers and coordinating teaching and support for first three years (grades) of secondary school.
Head of Year 2 Senior teacher. Role involves teaching but also managing other teachers and coordinating teaching and support for particular year (grade).
PSHE Coordinator 1 Role involves teaching, but also coordinating the Personal Social and Health Education curriculum, which is where most teaching about health takes place.
Teaching Assistant 3 Role involves supporting teachers within the classroom, often by offering one to one support or support to small groups of students with particular needs.
Other Positions   
Assistant Principal 1 Member of senior management team. No longer involved in teaching, but manages particular aspects of the school. This interviewee was responsible for the pastoral care in the school among other things.
Learning Mentor 2 Employed to provide one to one support to students to improve attainment and reduce exclusions. One of these interviewees had previously been a teacher.
Learning Support Manager 2 Responsible for the Learning Support Unit, which provides short term teaching and support to vulnerable students and those at risk of exclusion. One of these interviewees had previously been a teacher.
Special Educational Needs Coordinator 1 Responsible for the support offered to students with special educational needs, for example those that arise in relation to learning difficulties or mental health problems.
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