Secondary schools offer education to children from the age of 11. They see children through key stages three and four.
Children learn some of the most advanced academic and life skills at secondary school. They’ll also make some vital choices as they start to think about their career and future directions.
Secondary schools are experiencing increasing pressure to deliver top quality results despite restricted resources. They have an average pupil-teacher ratio of more than 17:1, and an average of 69 members of staff per school.
The increasing pressure put on teachers can result in high levels of stress and therefore stress related absences. The average absence length for a stress related claim is 27 days and many secondary schools don’t have the funds or resources set aside to provide cover for this length of time.
This is one of the many human resource challenges that secondary schools face. Staff absences can hurt the operation of the school and can be costly to provide replacements.
The cost of a long term absence can be crippling to a secondary school and ultimately can affect the quality of teaching if the necessary insurances are not in place. To see how much it would cost your school to be covered, get a quote today.