Schools Advisory Service (SAS)

Why SAS is the Right Choice

The largest Staff Absence Insurance Provider, supporting staff and pupils to proactively
prevent and reduce absences, while helping school leaders to develop a robust wellbeing
culture in the school community.

Schools Advisory Service (SAS) are proud to be considered the market leader for Staff Absence Insurance in the UK. We are continually striving to make a difference in education by shaping the market and setting the standards for all to follow, offering the most flexible and unique cover to give schools the best value policy available. As well as ensuring our schools are financially supported when absences occur, we have developed a service that includes whole school wellbeing to care for both staff and pupils, giving your school the best possible chance to succeed.

With over 20 years of experience, we have built and developed relationships with Schools and Academies, giving us a unique understanding of their insurance needs, support requirements and most importantly how we can support staff and their pupils. We develop our products in consultation with schools to ensure that we provide the most relevant and effective Staff Absence Insurance service available in the UK.

At SAS we believe Prevention is better than a cure, this is why we strive to prevent and reduce staff absence as much as possible. We do this by including Staff and Pupil Wellbeing support services in the polices we offer. It is designed and implemented by our team of experienced in-house SAS Nurses with the aim of keeping your staff in the classroom and ensuring the children at your School/Academy get the best possible opportunity to succeed!

Our policies also include the following as standard:

Bereavement cover (no excess applied)
Stranded Staff cover (no excess applied)
Jury Service cover
Suspension cover
Trade Union Duties cover
Staff covered up to 75 years of age
Bespoke payment plans available

Flexible Policy Choices

Staff to insure
Daily Benefit
Excess Period
Maternity Benefit
Stress Cover
Included / Pre-Existing or Ongoing Claims

Optional Cover Options

Policy Plus covers all pre-existing conditions
Continuous cover for ongoing absences & maternities
Additional support and policy options available for NAHT members

Physical and Mental Health Support Included

Clinician Led Whole School Wellbeing support, managed and administered by our in-house, NMC registered nurses
Staff insured with SAS policies have access to our full range of wellbeing support services
Additional support is available to help school leaders take a Whole School Wellbeing approach and improve the wellbeing culture in the school community.
Staff do not need to be absent from work to have access to the services
Staff can access the services even if their condition is not work related
All support delivered is confidentially, giving your staff peace of mind
Pupil wellbeing services that are designed to meet the new Ofsted criteria are available
Exclusive range of pastoral & wellbeing support resources available for school leadership

SAS Statistics

In 2018/19 SAS spent over £4million on wellbeing services. No other staff absence insurance provider invests as much in wellbeing as Schools Advisory Service.
In 2019 our nurses supported over 16,300 people via the nurse support line.
On average last year we provided 220 sessions of counselling per week
On average more than two of our NMC nurses are in schools every school day
60% of staff accessing our services actively remained in work
74.5% of all people accessing physio with SAS would have been likely to experience absence without intervention.
Over £2,600 worth of pupil wellbeing services are included in SAS policies.

Services New to SAS Wellbeing

Four Week, NHS approved Mindfulness Programme https://schooladvice.co.uk/be-mindful/
Guided CBT, Breathing, Relaxation and Meditation Exercises (version for adults and children 12+) https://schooladvice.co.uk/thrive/
At home, guided exercise and fitness programme. https://schooladvice.co.uk/egym/
Accredited Wellbeing School Governor E-Module https://schooladvice.co.uk/wellbeing-governance-e-module/

Optional Cover Options

Policy Plus covers all pre-existing conditions
Continuous cover for ongoing absences & maternities
Additional support and policy options available for NAHT members

SAS Statistics

The SAS experts are on hand to provide access to an experienced therapist, clinician, or skilled person with a wealth of knowledge, training and years of experience to support your personalised wellbeing or provide school leadership with ideas on ways to help promote a better whole school wellbeing culture or to support the individual staff with queries regarding their health and wellbeing.

Contact the Schools Advisory Service (SAS) today

To learn more about what SAS can offer your school contact the team on:
Telephone: 01773 814 400
Email: [email protected]
Alternatively, you can download our quotation form by clicking here.
Or submit a quotation request with your policy requirements online by clicking here.
CLICK HERE FOR THEIR WEBSITE

Contact the Schools Advisory Service (SAS) today

Staff insured by SAS policies can access Wellbeing support by contacting our nurses on:
Telephone: 01773 814 403
Email: [email protected] (quoting your name, school name and postcode)
Website: By filling in the form at the bottom of our staff wellbeing page
SAS App: Download the SAS Wellbeing App
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