Do teachers get full sick pay ???

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looneyloo88 Tue 14-May-19 19:57:13

My husbands been in hospital since yesterday with suspected gallstones . He's been off yesterday and today and is going to take the whole week off ( should be home tonight ) just wondering really , if he would get full sick pay as he's never been off sick ?? And does he need to hand anything in ? Thanks

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MsAwesomeDragon Tue 14-May-19 20:00:19

Yes, for a week he should get full pay. He'll need to self-certify for a week, but if he needs longer he'll need a doctor's note.

flowery Tue 14-May-19 20:01:17

If he's on standard teaching terms he gets weeks and weeks of sick pay, don't worry.

looneyloo88 Tue 14-May-19 20:02:54

Oh that's great news thanks ! He's also got a urine infection so he really can't go back , was worried as we are so skint this next month . Bless him

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OhDearGodLookAtThisMess Tue 14-May-19 20:03:32

Don't know if it makes a difference how long he's been working, or if it's an academy, but otherwise, in a "normal" state school it should be 6 months' full pay, then 6 months half pay. That's what is was for me (although I actually went back after 2 months), but I had been working there for years and years.

Heyha Tue 14-May-19 20:04:02

As others have said teacher sick pay is very good, but in most schools it'll be 5 working days self-cert then a sixth would need a doctor's note. When he rings in sick tomorrow he'd be best to clarify it with the person doing the cover, and some will want a call every day others take a more relaxed approach.

looneyloo88 Tue 14-May-19 22:01:00

Thanks - he's been teaching there for 4 years now and it's a state school too . X

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