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The Leader: Academy Schools – Spring 2015


The spring edition of The Academy Leader looks at Supply Teacher Budget Protection – a new insurance cover that protects academy budgets against the effects of unexpectedly high staff absence and excessive supply teaching costs.

The Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development’s Absence Management Survey 2014 found that the average person working in education is absent through illness for more than a full working week per year – six days to be precise.

A lower cost alternative to “ground up” staff absence cover, further information on this new product is enclosed, but please do get in touch if you would like to know how it could protect your academy’s budget.

In addition, we cover a growing flood risk issue. Surface water flooding is caused when heavy downpours overwhelm drainage systems and can cause serious flooding in areas with no flood risk history. This article offers some useful tips on ways to assess and manage what is an often overlooked risk.

Finally, a reminder to join the Marsh UK Education Forum on LinkedIn. The response from all those who have joined the forum has been really positive and topics such as crisis communications, Ebola preparedness, and cyber risks have already been covered. As with any group of this type, the Forum’s success will depend on its members – the more of you that get involved, the better, and the more useful it will be for everyone. Take a few minutes and join today.