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NAHT Wellness and Protect

Staff absence protection with complementary whole school well-being and leadership support

“Everyone knows that on a good day, teaching is one of the most rewarding professions you can choose. For many school leaders, though, the enormous privilege of helping young people learn and grow can be outweighed by the pressure and workload of the profession they’ve chosen. It is the job of professional associations like NAHT to try to make life better for our members. We do this by working at a government level, to influence policy-making for the better, but we can also offer help of our own. That is where ‘Wellness and Protect’ comes in.” – Paul Whiteman, NAHT General Secretary

What is NAHT Wellness and Protect?
NAHT Wellness and Protect is a staff absence protection package exclusive to NAHT members which includes complementary whole school well-being and leadership support. The service is designed to:

Offer your staff a range of comprehensive well-being support, available confidentially when they need it most, irrespective of whether they are absent from work
Protect the school financially when absences occur
Support and develop pupils’ well-being
Give school leaders a range of services to help build a robust whole school well-being culture.

What is included?
School budget protection for staff absences
o Sickness and accident cover
o Covid-related cover for staff with symptoms irrespective of the test result
o Stress-related absence cover with no performance related restrictions
o Up to 60 days to report new absences
o Online claims submission and management. Valid claims promptly paid
o Financial security of an AA+ rated underwriter

Extend your cover with optional extras
o Optional cover for maternity, paternity, and adoption absences
o Optional cover for any pre-existing conditions or pre-planned operations
o Optional cover for any ongoing absences

Complementary Leadership Support Package
o Leadership Counselling, Mindfulness and Coaching
o Supervision, Pastoral, and Mental Health Lead Support
o School Mental Health Award, School Well-being Governor E-module and Supervision Award
o EduPod – All-in-one software for mental health leads in school
o Well-being action plan
o Leadership and well-being themed webinars

What are the exclusive benefits for NAHT Members?
Leadership support package
20% increase on daily benefit for NAHT members’ absences
Paid well-being day for all staff
Access to a range of self-auditing tools to identify the root cause of staff concerns to target well-being approach
Expense your travel when attending NAHT events.

Do you offer a Well-being Only Option?
Yes. We offer different levels of cover. Please contact a member of the team to learn more.

“Staff Absence Insurance…it’s a mind field! With a changing of staff in our school I had no idea at all where to start with making a new claim and progressing an on-going claim. After a quick phone call and I had my account managers name and more importantly an email from her putting my mind at ease. Value for money doesn’t always come in the form of pounds and pence, sometimes knowing you are dealing with a professional, attentive and caring company is what matters. NAHT have took the time and effort to ensure I feel more confident dealing with absences. 10/10 for customer service.” – Feedback from NAHT Wellness and Protect client in Gateshead

“Our school has been part of NAHT Wellness and Protect for the past year. We have enjoyed great service from the team with excellent customer care, dealing with any queries quickly and efficiently and helping me with any areas I have not fully understand. A very patient team!
That being said, the website is easy to use to update staffing and claims with clear instructions on the information required to log a claim.
Several staff have accessed the Health and Wellbeing services and have been very impressed with professional level of the services they have accessed.
Finally, we saved nearly £2000 on the nearest alternative quote we received from alternative providers!” – Feedback from NAHT Wellness and Protect client in Nottingham

Statistics from our well-being provider:
Over 60% of staff who accessed our health and well-being services were not absent from work at all in 2019
Last year, our nursing team supported over 16,300 school staff across the UK
74.5% of all people accessing our physiotherapy support would have been likely to experience absence without intervention.
61.1% of people who complete our 12-week Slimming World referral achieve a 5% weight loss
Over £2,600 of pupil well-being services available in our policies
How do you request a policy quotation?
Fill out a quotation request form here or email/telephone us using the details below:

Email: nahtwellnessandprotect@naht.org.uk

Telephone: 0300 3030 892

We will respond to your enquiry within 48 hours.

NAHT Wellness and Protect terms and conditions

All Insurance Services are managed and administrated by Sovereign Risk Management. FCA: 309701 Registered in England and Wales Company Number: 03475198

Terms and conditions apply. Contact a member of the team for full details.