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long term sick line managed colleague returning - how do i support her including challenge elements

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by brov, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. Hi i linw manage a team in an infant school as deputy head. A collegue has been off sick with cited work related stress. she has been off for 6 months. I want to support her however i also need to emphasise that the job needs to be done to a high standard and fully. She is starting on a phased return as a non teaching person with the supply teacher who has been in the class. I want to have timetabled formal minuted 1 to 1s weekly - what else can i do without her feeling she is constantly being watched or monitored
     
  2. Hi i linw manage a team in an infant school as deputy head. A collegue has been off sick with cited work related stress. she has been off for 6 months. I want to support her however i also need to emphasise that the job needs to be done to a high standard and fully. She is starting on a phased return as a non teaching person with the supply teacher who has been in the class. I want to have timetabled formal minuted 1 to 1s weekly - what else can i do without her feeling she is constantly being watched or monitored
     
  3. It is good practice to carry out a risk assessment on return relating to stress. HR would send you this- sometimes referred to as PD35. This must have an action plan and follow up as an outcome to return them to the classroom in a phased and successful fashion. All this you record. regular meetings and extra training might be needed or a referral to wellbeing@work or counselling. You demonstrate good support to return to full duties but also make your expectations clear.
     

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