Schools were informed before the end of the Summer Term, that the staff absence insurance schemes would be reinstated with effect from 1 September 2020.
Making a Claim
The 2020/21 Claim Form for the Teachers Scheme is available HERE
The 2020/21 Claim Form for the Support Staff Scheme is available HERE
Claim forms should be submitted promptly following the end of each month, please ensure forms are fully completed to ensure that claims can be processed and all due payments made efficiently. No claims that are received more than 2 months after the end of a period will be paid.
Insert your 4 digit School Number preceded by two zeros “00” in the “School No” box. This will prepopulate the School Name and Level of Cover. Complete the rest of the form fully, using the drop down menus for the “Post” and “Reason for Absence” fields. Please ensure you complete the final column, which records the date the absence commenced, which may fall in a preceding period, not necessarily in that month for which a claim is being made. Schools are reminded that the maximum period for which a claim can be made is 12 months.
Rates of Benefit Payment
The Teachers Scheme will pay benefits based on a rate of £25.04 per hour, up to a maximum of 32.5 hours per week, which represents 1 fte, for the purposes of the Scheme. Part Time staff are paid on a pro rata basis.
The Support Staff Scheme will pay benefits based on a rate of £11.31 per hour, up to a maximum of 37 hours per week, which represents 1 fte, for the purposes of the Scheme. Part Time staff are paid on a pro rata basis.
Covid-19 related absences
Given the continuing uncertainty and fluidity in relation to Covid-19, no benefits will be paid in relation to covid-19 related absences, including where staff are self- isolating. Schools are reminded to liaise with their HR advisers in relation to this and that depending on the specific position alternative working arrangements or unpaid leave may be appropriate. If additional costs are incurred due to covid-19 Schools may wish to consider making a claim for these under the exceptional costs associated with coronavirus, in line with the scheme detailed HERE . We are still awaiting information as to the ESFA position on any other costs submitted as part of the July 2020 claim.
For further information please use the dedicated email address : firstname.lastname@example.org