The first known tendered framework agreement for Staff Absence Insurance offers CPC members access to 5 distinct policy options from the UK’s market leading supplier: Schools Advisory Service (SAS). The framework enables CPC members to procure absence insurance policies through a simple and compliant process that will provide a solution to any staff absence insurance need.

SAS have more than 20 years’ experience working with Schools and Academies. All policy options they offer are supported with the highest rated underwriter (AA+) in the staff absence market to ensure the highest level of financial security for CPC Members. All policy options are also very flexible, and the cover offered by SAS can be tailored to individual requirements. CPC members can therefore choose their own benefit periods, excess period etc.

Absence Cover on policy options can give CPC members cover for absences caused by accidents, illness, compassionate leave, jury service, suspension, maternity, paternity, adoption, bereavement, stranded staff and even middle leaders acting up for Ofsted inspections. There are also options to cover pre-existing conditions or any ongoing absences your school may have.

As well as ensuring schools are financially supported when absences occur, SAS have developed policies that include whole school wellbeing to care for both staff and pupils. All physical and mental health support for staff is designed to help prevent and reduce absences, and all pupil wellbeing support is designed around the latest Ofsted assessment criteria, giving your school the best possible chance to succeed.

The framework is split into two lots as detailed below.

It was awarded on 1st September 2016 and runs to 2nd May 2021.

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The Department for Education (DfE) recommend this framework to Schools and Academies.

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Key Benefits of this Framework

  1. Compliant with Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015)
  2. Your choice of tailored Policy Options from the UK’s leading provider.
  3. Time saving and easy to use
  4. CPC Contract Manager Assistance & Support
  5. Framework Specific User Guide

Supplier Details

How can I use this Framework

To request a quotation from SAS through this framework you simply need to complete the questionnaire and 3 year staff absence spreadsheet detailed below and submit through our quote tool. SAS will then contact you should they require any further details and will be able to provide a range of offerings to meet your requirements.


Should you require any further details or have any queries at all please don’t hesitate to contact Gary Sadler.

Get a Quote

The CPC Quote Tool is free to use for all our members and offers quick, compliant access to all suppliers on our frameworks for purchases that fall below £189,330.

"The Quote Tool was easy to use and time saving, resulting in a straightforward process where we just had to put the details in once and could then use the reputable suppliers already recommended."

Deborah Anderson-Dixon, Finance Manager at Sir William Romney's School

For purchases that exceed £189,330, the CPC Sourcing Cloud is available that complies with the regulations to allow electronic tender returns whilst still being free to use for our members. Find out more about CPC Sourcing Cloud.

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Associated Documentation

The following documents are associated with this framework. Some are required for successful use of the framework and are clearly marked.

File Details Essential
Staff Absence Insurance QuestionnairePlease complete this questionnaire as a request to the providers for a quotation. The providers will contact you to identify your own specific needs and discuss the insurance cover that is the most suitable for you. Your questionnaire should be accompanied with a completed staff absence spreadsheet attached below. YesDownload
Staff Absence Insurance SpreadsheetPlease complete this spreadsheet alongside the Staff Absence Insurance Questionnaire attached above as a request to the providers for a quotation. YesDownload

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Contract Manager

The contracting authority for this framework is Crescent Purchasing Consortium.

Gary Sadler

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