What absences are covered by the scheme?


  • Any long-term sickness covered by certificate (including stress)
  • Suspension from duties
  • Full cost of staff transferring to half-pay for 6 months absence
  • Adoption Support Leave
  • Paternity Leave
  • Phased Return (starting 1st April 2012)

Not Covered

  • Pre existing conditions *
  • Trade union actitivies
  • Jury Service
  • Reserve Forces activities
  • Maternity leave
  • Compassionate leave

* Applies only to schools joining the scheme for the first time or rejoining the scheme after a break of a year or more.