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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 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

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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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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March 24, 2017

Top tips on how to use coaching to benefit your organisation

What is coaching and how can it help your school or trust? Here are our key facts when discussing and delivering coaching to benefit your organisation.

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March 24, 2017

Avoid energy slumps by balancing blood sugar

Our energy is partly controlled by our blood sugar levels and our blood sugar levels are affected by what we eat and how active we are. Read our Wellbeing specialist's blog on how to maintain energy levels by balancing blood sugar.

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March 24, 2017

Guidance given on long-term sickness dismissals

Recent guidance from the Court of Appeal has provided some clarification around ‘borderline’ cases for dismissals of employees on long-term sick.

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