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July 13, 2017

Public sector workers suffer worse mental health

A recent Mind Survey showed increased levels of mental health in public sector workers.

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July 13, 2017

Term-time absence for pupils – the final part?

The final chapter in the term-time absence for pupils case and how this will affect schools going forward

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June 16, 2017

Supporting staff undergoing IVF treatment

As an employer would you be confident in dealing with requests from a member of staff undergoing IVF treatment? There is no statutory right for time off for staff to undertake IVF treatment, often leaving employers confused on how to deal with requests for this appropriately. Read our top tips.

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June 16, 2017

Case Study - Teacher Absence Triggered by Performance Concerns

SAM is all about managing absence effectively and improving absence management in schools. Here's an example of how managing absence, related to performance issues, can be approached.

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June 16, 2017

The personal impact of absence monitoring Part 4 - Harry

Meet Harry, Harry has been employed for 15 months. However within that time he has been late on 6 occasions over the past 3 months and 7 occasions of absence (31 days) over the past 12 months. Read our key points on how to manage this type of absence.

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June 16, 2017

Today’s discussion - Managing long-term absence

When does an absence become long-term? How does the management of long-term absence differ to short-term? Read our frequently asked questions around long-term absence

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June 7, 2017

Bradford school saves £47,546 using SAM

Read how one of our schools has saved £47,000 by reducing staff absence through using SAM software.

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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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