Leave entitlements for staffIs there a list of the types of leave we have to give staff? This article summarises statutory leave entitlements for teachers and school support staff, and features a downloadable KeyDoc summarising these entitlements. It also looks at some situations in which discretionary leave may be given.
Managing staff sickness absence and attendanceHow can schools reduce sickness absence by staff? We relay advice on making staff aware of absence procedures, keeping accurate absence records, and curbing the spread of illnesses. We also link to an article on getting value for money from staffing budgets.
Sick pay entitlements: teachersWhat are teachers' sick pay entitlements? This article looks at sick pay entitlements for teachers, and explains how entitlements for part-time teachers are calculated. It relays guidance from three unions and one of our associate experts, as well as from the HR director of a multi-academy trust.
Sick pay for support staffFind out about statutory and occupational sick pay for your support staff. Who's entitled, what they're entitled to, who's not eligible, and how to calculate it.
Staff medical appointments during school hoursAre staff entitled to time off to attend medical appointments? We relay advice from Acas and ASCL on staff attending medical appointments during the school day. We also look at conditions of service for school staff, and examples of approaches from schools.
Staff sickness absence statisticsFind out the latest national statistics on teacher sickness absence, and learn how you can benchmark your school's sickness absence data with that of other schools.
Support staff: offering term-time holidaysMany schools don’t allow year-round support staff to take annual leave during the term, but we know some school leaders are questioning this approach. Read on to see why you might consider it, and what you’d need to do to make it happen.