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About Harrington Bates
We’re a leading provider of staff absence insurance to education providers in the UK.
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Staff absence insurance
Our absence management solution can be customised to your school’s requirements.
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Health and wellbeing support
Your staff can access specialist, around-the-clock occupational health support services.

Policy

staff absence insurance for schools, colleges and academies
Standard features
We include cover for an array of the most common absence causes.
staff absence insurance for schools, colleges and academies
Pre-existing conditions
Cover absences caused by conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes or asthma.
staff absence insurance for schools, colleges and academies
Stress cover
Cover the costs incurred by stress or mental health related staff absences.
staff absence insurance for schools, colleges and academies
Support services
We provide our schools’ with complimentary health and wellbeing support services.

The prevalence and cost of staff absence

In shorrt, staff absences are common and financially costly to schools, colleges and academies.

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Schools lose time to the value of over £500 million every year as a result of staff absences.

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57% of teachers are absent from work through sickness at some point during the year.

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Consequently, 5% of a schools' budget (on average) is spent on engaging supply teachers.

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