Managing Long Term Sickness Absence

Managing Long Term Sickness Absence

Managing Long Term Sickness Absence

About this exclusive to your school HR Advisory course

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at members of SLT, SBMs, HR team members and line managers that may be involved in the management of long-term sickness absence. It may also be helpful for Governors or Trustees to have an overview of the management of long-term sickness in the event they are asked to consider the dismissal of a member of staff due to ill health. 

Intended Outcomes

This course provides a best practice overview in how to support staff, but also to deal with and manage long term sickness absence, including: 

  •  Understanding the need for a difference in the management of short- and long-term absences; 
  • Awareness of the possible areas of discrimination that may arise in the management of long-term absence; 
  • Understanding the key content of RTW and welfare meetings in managing long term absence; 
  • Understanding the importance of trigger points; 
  • Awareness of ill health retirement as a possible outcome of informal/formal discussions with employees; and 
  • Understanding the full formal absence process when managing long term sickness absence. 


        • The cost of this session starts at £995 plus VAT for up to 20 participants for clients of the Employment Law & HR Service. Each additional participant will be charged at £55 plus VAT per head. Where the session is to be delivered on site, in person, reasonable travel expenses will be charged in addition to the session cost.

          Please contact us for a formal quote and specific availability.


        • This course equates to 3 hours of CPD and following attendance on the course, participants will be sent electronic copies of their CPD certificate.  

        How to book

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