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.