What absences are covered by the scheme?
- Any long-term sickness covered by certificate (including stress)
- Suspension from duties (including gardening leave)
- Full cost of staff transferring to half-pay for 6 months absence
- Adoption Support Leave
- Paternity Leave
- Phased Return (starting 1st April 2012)
- Pre existing conditions *
- Trade union activities
- 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.