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School Midday and Crossing Patrol Occupations

Workers in this unit group supervise the activities of school children during break and meal times and assist children to cross roads near to the entrances of schools.

More about this Career

Average Salary


New workers start around £1375. Normal pay is £2180 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £4307.



Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Directs children to cross the road when safe.
  • Signals approaching traffic to stop by using hand signals and school crossing signs.
  • Waits for a safe gap in traffic and walks to the centre of road.
  • Meets children wanting to cross the road and directs them to wait at the kerb.
  • Assists young children with feeding, dressing, washing and toiletry activities.
  • Cares for sick children and administers first aid if necessary.
  • Supervises the playground activities of children during meal and break times.

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Learning Strategies


  • Critical Thinking


  • Reading Comprehension


  • Monitoring


  • Writing


  • Active Listening


  • Speaking


  • Active Learning


  • Mathematics


  • Science


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