The last year has brought on a number of changes that none of us could have foreseen; a global pandemic, remote learning and, in many cases, remote working. Schools have been impacted on many fronts, having a duty of care to provide education to key worker and vulnerable children, at a time when many staff have been absent due to COVID 

Previously, you may have self-managed staff absence but, as insurance experts to the education sector, we understand more schools may prefer to have the reassurance that a staff absence policy can offer, particularly one that covers COVID absences. Weve listened to schoolsacademies and MAT’s and, from September, we will be offering optional COVID cover with our Staff Absence insurance. 

Neville Mort, Head of Development at The Education Broker, said: 
Whilst some feel that staff sickness as a result of COVID will not be a concern after the summer break, and therefore insurance cover for COVID sickness is not needed, there are some who would prefer to have the cover. So, we’ll be offering choice. Our customers will be able to choose if they wish to have a staff absence insurance policy which includes cover for COVID, or not." 

To find out how we can help protecyour school, or for more information about our range of school insurance policies, call us on 01438 739626email or visit our website.


The Education Broker is a trading name of Towergate Underwriting Group Limited. Registered in England Company No. 4043759, Registered Office: 2 Minster Court, Mincing Lane, London, EC3R 7PD. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.  

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