The teachers' personal assistants (TPA) at Corsham primary have the sole aim of making teachers' lives easier. Unlike teaching assistants they do not work with children.
TPA Carol Henty-Laverton, 35, said: "It is just like being a secretary to the company managing director, making their office run smoothly. I am running the office of Year 6."
Fiona Allen, head of the 382-pupil school, said a key part of the project was a clear definition of roles: teachers and teaching assistants focus on children's education, personal assistants work with teachers.
For example, the five personal assistants - paid up to pound;5,700 per year, are on the dishwasher rota but do not do playground duty, which is seen as a child-centred task.
The pound;30,000 pathfinder project is funded by the Department for Education and Skills, which granted the school pound;170,000 to reduce workload.
"The idea of personal assistants was mooted before the pathfinder project," said Mrs Allen, "but we could not do it without the money."
Mrs Henty-Laverton, who helps Years 4 and 6 teachers, said: "Each teacher has an exercise book in which they note down the things they want me to do. The list may include re-labelling drawers in the classroom, taking a display down or ordering stationery."
Teacher Abi Doe, 26, said: "When I went on a course, I dictated a letter about it to Carol. That would have taken me two hours to do because I can only type with two fingers."
The rest of the money will be spent on a resource centre, computers, a creativity programme and bursar training.