Hampshire school staff absence scheme

Staff absence

A mutual insurance based scheme covering absences related to long-term sickness, maternity, paternity and adoption leave. It can be purchased by maintained schools and academies within Hampshire to cover both teaching and/or non-teaching staff.

Service features

Our service covers:

  • Long-term sickness
  • Maternity and adoption leave
  • Paternity and maternity support leave
  • Public duties and suspension
  • Professional association facilities service
  • Participants claim for reimbursement of sickness absences of more than 20 working days continuously, or 30 working days in total within a financial year
  • Reimbursements are also made for the costs of maternity, paternity and adoption leave, with the reimbursement from the statutory maternity pay scheme being taken into account
  • Schools and academies participate over the period of the agreement. This provides stability of changes and ensures your premiums will not increase in response to your claim history

Benefits to schools

  • Valuable financial cover, enabling schools to plan cover without facing a double financial burden
  • Shares the risks between schools and over the period of participation
  • Simplifies financial planning, as school-level contingency not required for these items, providing reassurance against unforeseen circumstances
  • Clear and easy process, with support from staff and guidance notes
  • Claims processed quickly and efficiently
  • Part of collective bargaining for Hampshire County Council staff policies and procedures


Andrew Minall
Head of Education Financial Services