Virtual Managing Sickness Absence Training

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Join our NEW virtual Managing Sickness Absence Training where our experts will provide you with practical advice in managing sickness absence in your School or Trust. You will be informed of the impact absence can have on your organisation and understand what to do in the formal and informal stages of these absences.

This course is ideal for SLT, Line Managers, and anyone who deals with absences in their current role.


Upcoming training:

Date: Tbc

Time: Tbc

Speakers: Saska Griffin, Lead HR Partner, EPM and Katy Franklin, HR Partner, EPM

Fees: £199+VAT per attendee

Please note: Upfront payment is required for all training courses at least 48hours before. As soon as payment is received you will be sent the link for the training.


Learning outcomes:

In this session, you will learn:

  • the impact sickness absence can have on your organisation
  • what the responsibilities of the employer and employee are
  • legislation considerations in the management of absence
    • Employment Rights Act 1996
    • Equality Act 2010
  • the role of Occupational Health
  • considerations as part of Trust’s sickness absence policy
  • what to include in informal and formal stages of managing sickness absence

Meet our trainers

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Saska Griffin, Lead HR Partner

Saska has wide-ranging HR experience, having worked within the education industry across internal and external functions since 2011. She advises and supports customers in areas including disciplinary, grievance, absence management and change management. Since joining EPM, Saska has been integral in providing specialist employee relations advice and supporting the development of the HR Advisory Team.

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Katy Franklin, HR Partner

Having joined EPM in 2017, Katy has a wealth of experience supporting and advising school leaders with a range of employee relations casework, including grievances, disciplinaries, capability, redundancy, restructuring, and TUPE. She regularly assists schools with issues relating to sickness absence and has a proven track record of helping schools deliver positive outcomes in this area.In addition, she provides coaching to internal colleagues and is passionate about wellbeing issues, having gained a qualification in Mental Health First Aid

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