Bob Horton, Cleves Primary site superviser
"I am responsible for the building – the heating, the lights, the toilets, for maintenance, wear and tear.
"Obviously there's the health and safety of the site. I'm responsible for the fire procedures, but also for keeping an eye out for water on the floor, loose carpets, objects being left in silly places, like behind doors or in passageways – to make sure that the children can't hurt themselves or the staff. There are dangers everywhere, which is the nature of being a fully inclusive school, with special needs.
"I have five cleaners here. Then there are repairs to tables, chairs, benches. If they are a bit tatty I have them refurbished.
"I even help with the displays in the school – I've just been helping them put a moon up. Everything and anything. If the staff ask me, if I will do it. And if I can't, I find someone who can."
These are the duties Bob gets paid for. But his role in the school - and the community - is much more than that.
He co-founded and is currently the treasurer of Friends of Cleves, a group which looks for ways of raising money, "without bombarding staff and parents all the time", to fund such diverse things as the annual school fete, a PA system and a steel band.The school's choirmaster is the chair, and a school governor the secretary.
Money-making ventures include cake and bric-a-brac sales, the rental of party accessories that Bob has acquired, including a bouncy castle and a popcorn maker, and a tuck shop that he runs – not for the kids, but the teachers.
A key venture is recycling.
"The school tries hard to recycle anything and everything: paper, bottles, wire, clothes, shoes, batteries.
"We get a lot of support from the community, especially with shoes and clothes. Several people donate toys. There are bins in the school where the kids can leave things. And if you have a decent amount of material you get paid for it.
"I speak to the early years kids about the need to recycle at home, encouraging them to encourage their parents.
"The Friends try to find lots of ways of looking after the local community too.
"We've just had a week’s campaign for the local food bank. We used the harvest festival model, asking parents to give their kids food to bring in. It's one of the poorest boroughs in the country, some of these parents don't have a lot of money themselves but they offered something. It's been very touching."
Bob admits: "If you said the school was no longer having a site supervisor, it would never work."
But this self-deprecating man has an important point to add. "I’m just another cog in the wheel. The school could survive without me, personally – there are people who can take over if I'm absent.
"Everyone has to support each other. That’s what life is about, isn't it?"