A school escort is responsible for making sure that students leave their homes and arrive at their education establishment within a specific allotted time frame.
School escorts should have experience dealing with children with special needs. Although there are generally no qualification requirements, applicants who have undertaken a child-care course will generally be looked upon favourably. Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) registration and a valid Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check will be required.
Another avenue into employment could be through work experience. This could be gained by working or volunteering as a teaching classroom assistant; or by working with special needs children in the private sector.
Most schools around the country will require escorts for their special needs students. There is generally a higher job availability in inner cities as there are more schools. In most circumstances the job of a school escort will be part time. These jobs are often advertised through recruitment agencies.
The salary of a school escort can drastically vary according to; how far they have to travel, what transport method they used, and how many hours are worked. Full time salary is usually in the region of £12,000 " £15,000.