Another question for you experienced Headteachers. Do you pay staff who take time off to look after sick children? I don't have many staff with young children but someone was off today to look after her son and I don't know what the position is on paying her. She has had 3 days off with her children this year, not many I know, but I don't know what the protocol is. I am both new to Headship and new to the authority and just not sure what the correct thing to do is. Thanks.