Guidance and Templates

Helpful information for managers in supporting employees, and managing sickness absence at the School.

Good practice guidance to support managers to manage sickness effectively

This section of the Sickness Absence toolkit provides good practice guidance, useful information and templates to support managers in managing sickness absence effectively and consistently.

The Sickness Absence Check Guide

A quick reference checklist to managing Sickness Absence cases at the School, and what procedure and guidance applies, when.

Manager top tips for supporting employees

A helpful list of tips for managers on supportgin employees who are absent due to ill health.

Dos and Do nots for Managers

Keeping in touch is a key factor in helping employees to return to work after sickness absence. This document provides helpful Dos and Do not’s for managers on keeping in touch.

Absent Without Leave (AWOL) Guidance

These guidelines set out the process to follow in the event that an employee is absent from work without authorised leave.

Information on Access to Work

Access to Work is a programme run by the Department of Work and Pensions that provides support to disabled people in order to help them overcome work-related obstacles arising from their disability.

Reasonable Adjustments

High level guidance for employees and managers, providing information and key considerations regarding adjustments in the workplace.

Guidance on conducting Informal Meetings

Informal Meeting (Template)

Helpful information and a record template for conducting informal meetings regarding sickness absence.

Letter for requesting certification (Template)

A template letter for managers when requesting a fit note (medical certification / doctors note) for employees who are absent due to ill health.