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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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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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March 24, 2017

SAM Absence Quiz - How well do you know the process - Statutory Sick Pay

Take our Absence Quiz to check your knowledge about Statutory Sick Pay and the process that surrounds it.

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February 24, 2017

Supply costs have increased by 20% over the last three years

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.

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February 23, 2017

Top tips for managing Pre-employment Health Checks

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.

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February 15, 2017

How to get the most out of Occupational Health and how to manage referrals

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.

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January 20, 2017

Budgets – Maximising resources and minimising costs

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.

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