Schools Advisory Service

SAS insurance staff absence partner 

Over 3500 Schools Trust SAS for their Staff Absence Insurance needs

Cover and Care is the award winning product developed by SAS along with National Bodies and Schools nationwide. Cover and Care is a policy that minimises staff absence by offering schools and staff a range of proactive solutions that increase year on year.

SAS have been announced as 1 of the 4 Staff absence Insurance providers recommend by the CPC Framework. SAS scored the highest for cover available, offering best value to schools and Academies.

Cover the School Budget – Care for Staff

SAS provide flexible, bespoke cover to every client, schools tailor make their policy, SAS don’t believe one size fits all. 

Key benefits

  • Private medical care up to £100,000 per individual for over 150 operations
  • Counselling service
  • Physiotherapy sessions
  • Worldwide GP helpline operating 24 hours, 7 days a week
  • Lifestyle Health Screenings from an experienced nurse
  • Many, many more!

Policy Cover

Our comprehensive absence insurance cover not only provides Schools with payment when School team members are absent due to accident or sickness, but also for numerous other reasons including:

  • Maternity Leave
  • On-going sickness and maternity absences
  • Care for others
  • Bereavement – no excess applies
  • Suspension cover
  • Stranded staff cover
  • Cover for trade union duties. Unions include: ASCL, NAHT, NASBM, NASWUT, NUT, UNITE, ATL
  • Flexibility & Choice at core of SAS Policies – clients design to meet their needs.
  • Schools decide whom to cover
  • Excess days 0 to 30 days
  • Full Stress Cover & Maternity Cover
  • Budget Certainty with an A Rated UK Insurer

We pride ourselves on our high levels of customer service; with over 90% of customers stating would be happy to recommend SAS to another school

  • In house claims service
  • On-line claims reporting
  • Dedicated customer service team


"We joined Schools Advisory Service in 2008, since then we have made savings of £14,398. We have always received first class customer service from SAS"
David Fann, Headteacher, Sherwood Primary School

"In summary our whole school staff is covered for a much lower premium than we previously paid for lower cover. Claiming is easy and everyone has access to medical support too. In my personal opinion it is a winning combination."
Doreen Butler, The Orchards Middle School

"All four of our schools have signed up to SAS insurance. We have found them both cost effective and reliable. The Health screening option has also been widely used by both Teachers and Support staff. I have no hesitation in recommending SAS." 
Paul J Griffiths CEO, St Clere’s Cooperative Academy Trust

Contact Gemma de Havilland, Director 01773 814400.

T. 01726 212892 E.