If colleagues are going to be absent from work it is essential that, as far as possible, the school can plan for cover. In the event of needing to report a staff absence ALL colleagues (teaching and support) should adhere to the following procedure:
- Telephone Oaks Park High School on 020 8590 2245 before 7:00 am on the first day of absence
- Select option 1: report an absence
- Select option 3: report a staff absence
- State clearly your name, department and reason for absence
Please note that in cases of short-term absence colleagues should follow this procedure each day. In the working day prior to anticipated return to work colleagues should also call the office during school hours to inform the school of anticipated return. In exceptional cases whereby this is not possible during school hours the above procedures should be followed stating that return to work is planned.
Classroom Teachers should also contact their Curriculum Team Leader(s) via Email. It is imperative that clear instructions for cover work are provided. If you are unable to set cover as a result of illness this must be made clear when leaving a message on the absence line, in such circumstances Teachers must also state the name(s) of Curriculum Team Leader(s) to be informed
Upon return to work, following any period of sickness absence, the Self-Certification and Return to Work statement of absence forms are completed in full and returned to C. Douglas without delay. Colleagues should note that for absences greater than 5 working days a medical certificate is required.