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  • Leave entitlements for staff Understand the statutory and additional leave entitlements an employer must provide for teachers and support staff.
  • Managing staff sickness absence and attendance How 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.
  • Return to work interviews: template and guidance Get the most out of return to work interviews with this downloadable template and advice on how to prepare and what to cover.
  • Sick pay entitlements: teachers Learn about sick pay terms for teachers, including who the Burgundy Book terms apply to and what they cover. Also see the latest guidance on pay during self-isolation due to coronavirus.
  • Sick pay for support staff Find out about statutory and occupational sick pay for your support staff, including who's entitled, what they're entitled to, who's not eligible, and how to calculate it.
  • Staff attendance improvement plan: template Download our template and save yourself some time if you're using an attendance improvement plan with a member of staff to address high occasional absences.
  • Staff leave of absence request forms Find examples of leave request forms from schools to help you write your own.
  • Staff medical appointments during school hours Are 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 returning to work early from sickness absence There's nothing stopping someone returning to work before their fit note runs out, but you should support them to return to work. Read on for advice on how to get this right.
  • Staff sickness absence statistics UpdatedSee 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 holidays Many 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.