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Primary schools are typically aimed at children aged four to 11 and are a vital component of our education system as a whole.
For most of us, it’s our first experience of full time education and is where we learn some of the most essential life skills.
Teachers working in primary schools are some of the most important influencers of a child’s life. Socially they’re role models. Academically they teach children to read, write, do maths and understand basic science. They’ll help children to foster their creative, musical or sporting talents, giving them opportunities and skills that will be important for the rest of their lives.
The average size of a primary school in the UK has increased to 250 students, which has seen an 86.4% increase in primary school teachers over the last year – according to a government report.
Increased numbers of teachers and support workers within schools inevitably means more absences amongst staff.
Larger class sizes can also makes general illnesses such as cold and flu more prevalent and easily spread within the classroom, on top of the added stress caused to teachers in having to manage larger class sizes.
With the current financial challenges’ schools are experiencing, careful absence management planning has become even more important within primaries.
we can help.
To keep up the amazing work you do, it’s important that primary schools are well staffed at all times and can continue to operate in the event of any unforeseen circumstance, such as a staff absence. Our insurance pays your school a chosen daily benefit for each day of absence after the waiting day period, giving your school the financial capacity to cover the costs incurred when staff absences occur.