Blog Archive for May 2017


 
May 19, 2017

Tax-free Childcare – how it works

The Tax-free Childcare scheme is the new offering from the Government to help support working parents. It is designed to replace the current Childcare Voucher scheme which, from April 2018, will not accept new applications. Existing applicants however will not be affected.

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May 19, 2017

Mental Health, the ‘whole-school approach’

MP's feel that the financial pressures currently facing schools are inhibiting the support they offer pupils with mental health problems. Read our recommendations on how to continue offering mental health support in the current financial climate

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May 19, 2017

SAM’s Top Tips for Managing Short-Term Absence

Read SAM's tips for supporting employees and managing those whose absence levels give cause for concern.

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May 19, 2017

What is the cost of staff absence in schools?

Variable costs for staff absence and subsequent supply cover can seriously threaten a school’s financial stability and outturn budget position.  However, many schools are consistently failing to reduce staff absence due to internal difficulties monitoring and managing these absences.  Kathryn Birch, Managing Director of FusionHR (educational HR specialists) discusses how school leaders can respond to staff absence challenges and therefore make real in-year budget savings. 

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May 19, 2017

Staff Absence reporting – an invaluable exercise in schools and academies

Understanding trends and tracking actions effectively can help planning and control of the budget. Read our recommendations for what SBMs can do to maximise reporting and reduce the impact of staff absence

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