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  • Bank holiday leave: treating part-time workers fairly How can we treat part-time staff fairly with respect to bank holiday leave? We relay advice from ACAS on treating part-time staff fairly. We also link to an article on annual leave entitlements.
  • Giving support staff a day off for INSET: treating part-time workers fairly How do we ensure fairness when giving support staff an INSET day off? We relay advice from our associate education HR experts on whether part-time staff who would not have worked on that day anyway should receive an equivalent day off.
  • Leave entitlements for staff Is 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 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 What 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 staff Find 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 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 Find 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 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.