A member of staff who is currently on a phased return has taken time off during which time they were supposed to be working as agreed in the phased return. Can I claim for those days that the individual is absent on top of the phased return?

If the individual requires additional time off with the same illness on top of the phased return, the school can claim for the additional days. However, if the added days out of work is due to an unrelated illness then the waiting days still apply as this is classified as a new absence.