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Staff Absence Insurance

Staff Absence Insurance

This is a flexible insurance scheme that is only available to schools who also buy our HR Advice and Support package. The scheme helps schools secure income towards the cost of cover for absent staff without the exclusions associated with some private sector products.

Please note, if you wish to join the scheme mid-year, we would have to look at pre-existing absences and any maternity cases.

The scheme is flexible and adaptable to suit the needs of your school. There are two levels of cover: standard and premium, view the different packages available within the two levels [PDF].

The charges for the scheme are set out in the price tables (available to view on the Online Interactive Ordering system).

Costs of teacher and school support staff cover are based on prices per pupil on roll for primary and secondary schools. Special school costs are based on weighted pupil profile.

This is a fully comprehensive package, with no hidden costs or surcharges, from a supplier you have worked with for a number of years and can trust.

What we offer

  • Both levels of package cover sickness, jury service, suspension and paternity leave and actual salary costs (100% of occupational maternity pay + 8% of statutory maternity pay + a portion of on costs) for staff on maternity and adoption leave.
  • The scheme covers teachers, teaching and classroom assistants, secretarial and clerical staff, technicians, librarians, midday supervisors and out of school club employees employed by the school. 
  • The following categories of staff are not included: DSO staff, caretakers, site managers. 
  • Schools may claim for staff making a phased return from long term sickness absence. 
  • Supplementary quotations are available from Payroll Services on request for kitchen staff or cleaners employed by the school. 



Buy This Service

Staff Absence Insurance Contact

Jo Bray
0115 977 4205 / 0115 977 3200
jo.bray@nottscc.gov.uk

More information

School brochure pages on this service [PDF 145KB]

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Full School Brochure

For information about all of the services we offer, please download the latest Services for Schools Brochure 2018.pdf [6.72MB]