the final step.
Academies are independent, state-funded schools which receive their funding directly from central government, rather than through a local authority.
The day-to-day running of the school is with the head teacher or principal, but they are overseen by individual charitable bodies called academy trusts and may be part of an academy chain.
Currently, 2,075 out of 3,381 secondary schools are academies, while 2,440 of 16,766 primary schools have academy status. The number of academies grew dramatically under the coalition government, from 203 in May 2010, and has continued under the present Conservative government. This monumental increase has significantly increased the demand for teaching staff within academies too.
Academies are becoming increasingly popular, which means larger class sizes, increased workloads and more pressure on teachers to deliver top quality results.
Increased pressure on staff within academies can lead to greater levels of stress and subsequently the frequency and length of stress related absences.
As an academy, you’re directly responsible for your own budget which means you need provisions in place to protect you against the risk of staff absence. In the unfortunate event that a members of staff is taken seriously ill or is involved in an accident, are you able to afford the costs of finding and employing a supply teacher for several months?
we can help.
Our teacher absence insurance ensures that you won’t have any unprecedented costs to contend with, allowing you to spend your budget on the things that really matter to your academy. Our insurance will pay your academy a chosen daily benefit for each day of absence after the waiting day period, giving you the financial capacity to cover the costs incurred when staff absences occur.