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Today’s discussion – Managing long-term absence

When does an absence become long-term? Long-term absence is often defined as an absence of more than four weeks, although this will vary according to your attendance policy and procedure. How does the management of long-term absence differ from the management of short-term absence? Your main aim should be to support and help facilitate the…

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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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Mental Health, the ‘whole-school approach’

Last week was Mental Health Awareness week (8-14 May) and it again highlighted the need for more attention to Mental Health in schools. MP’s this month have called for more action to be taken around supporting pupils with mental health issues. They felt that the financial pressures currently facing schools was inhibiting the support they…

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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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Top tips on how to use coaching to benefit your organisation

Here are our key facts when discussing and delivering coaching to benefit your organisation: Key facts for Coaching 1. Coaching is ‘helping’ in order to ‘maximise performance’ because coaching is not about telling someone what to do and the overall aim of coaching is to improve people’s ability to perform a particular task. 2. Part…

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