Do staff know what the arrangements are, and do they consistently follow them?
Absence health check
Do you know how much absence is costing your school?
Understanding the impact of absence on your school
The cost of persistent short term and long term absence not only has a large financial burden on a school but also has an impact on student performance. That’s why our HR team has developed an absence management health check tool to identify the root causes of poor absence and put interventions in place to improve medium to long term absence rates.
We have had great success in our methods, all delivered by our team of HR professionals who are experienced in working within the education sector and therefore understand the unique pressures and complexities.
What could it cover?
Your reporting arrangements
Return to work interview
The process, consistency and quality
Managers knowledge and skills levels
Are they competent in managing absence? Are there any knowledge or skill gaps?
Absence level for the past 12 months
Can you establish the cost of absence? Are any areas of concern being managed effectively?
What feedback is given to governors and staff on absence levels? Can this be more effective?
Hear what our customers said
“I was inexperienced in working with employees who had poor track records of attendance. HR/Payroll supported me over an extended period both with meetings and advice. The result was a huge improvement in attendance amongst our workers and a change in the culture with regard to absenteeism. We have been able to maintain the improvements, although, as in all institutions I am sure, we have not yet reached a ‘perfect’ situation, we are much more comfortable with the way things are now. Our knowledge of the law and what we can/can’t reasonably do has also improved greatly, as has our confidence. The support given by HR/ Payroll was invaluable.”
Head Teacher, Infant School
Ultimately our aim is to assist in the reduction of absence levels within your school and allow you to focus on pupil performance.
We offer a detailed analysis of the sickness management position within your school
Areas for improvement
We identify any areas for improvement and work with you to address them in a timely manner
A bespoke offering
Our services include briefing staff, training for managers in undertaking return to work interviews and so on. There is no set format and we can be flexible to accommodate your needs.