About Harrington Bates
At Harrington Bates we’re a leading and long-standing provider of staff absence insurance to schools, colleges and academies in the UK.
Staff absence insurance
We offer a staff absence management solution which can be customised to your school’s specific circumstances and requirements.
Health and wellbeing support
Our schools staff have access to specialist around-the-clock counselling services, OH assessments, stress coaching and much more.


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Standard features
We include cover for an array of the most common absence causes.
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Policy improvements
We constantly enhance our policy to give you the best cover and value for money.
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Enhanced cover levels
Cover absences caused by maternity, pre-existing conditions and stress.
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Support services
We provide our schools’ with complimentary health and wellbeing support services.

The prevalence and cost of staff absence

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




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



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



On average, 5% of a schools' teaching budget is spent on engaging supply teachers.


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