From April 2012 the Schools HR Co-operative will provide a 'Health and Wellbeing' service delivering school-centric Occupational Health with dedicated practitioners building up school specific expertise and localised knowledge. The service will be based out of at least one of the schools that already buy into the Co-operative.
The service elements will include:
Providing a better understanding of the needs of schools, the practicalities of 'reasonable adjustments' and the complexities of phased returns thereby aiding realistic advice and support to both the school and employee in regards to fitness for work.
A comprehensive approach to supporting employees back to fitness and health and thereby improving the potential for shorter absences, continuity of education and reducing direct and indirect costs to the school