Associate staff are all those who are employed in schools, but who are neither teachers, nor training to be teachers. The staff of the school are the key to effective and cost-effective education. This book is based on a study funded by the Department for Education. It presents findings from 25 schools where innovations have taken place. The authors attempt to assess the cost-effectiveness of the innovative posts. They also describe the boundaries between the daily activities of teaching and associate staff, the tensions that can arise and the considerable benefits that can occur.