Recent guidance from the Court of Appeal has provided some clarification around ‘borderline’ cases for dismissals of employees on long-term sick.
The crisis of teacher recruitment and the heavy requirement on supply staff was again highlighted this week in the press following The Education Select Committee releasing their latest report.
An employer cannot ask questions about sickness absence, or whether any reasonable adjustments need to be made to carry out the job itself, until after a job offer has been made. However, pre-employment health checks can be carried out.
An Occupational Health referral can take time to complete, but the time and effort you put in is worth it in order to get the best out of the process. Here are our top tips on things to consider.
Meet Niall, Niall has been employed for 18 months and until recently has been a loyal employee with a very good attendance record but he’s just had 2 absences in four months, how do you mange this case, read our advice.
According to a recent report by Estyn, Welsh schools are struggling significantly with managing teacher absence, with over 10% of all lessons being covered by supply teachers. Read their findings and recommendations.
Education leaders have warned that 2017/18 will bring many financial challenges to schools with the pressure to cut budgets. So, it’s more important than ever to make sure you are maximising your resources and minimising your costs. One area that can be improved is wellbeing. Keeping staff healthy, productive and in school helps reduce occupational support and supply costs. Read how.
We’re delighted to share some of the new features coming up in SAM over the next week or so. We’re always listening to feedback and trying to make improvements that will make absence management even easier. Take a look.
We’ve recently shared some great news with schools who have had SAM over a year. Across the first ten schools that started with SAM in May last year, 1883 days of absence have been saved. A fantastic achievement. Take a look at our school report showing how absence has decreased for schools using SAM effectively.