I have a teacher who went off sick with anxiety in the middle of March. We hoped she would be back after the Easter break but she is yet to return. Due to us changing policy on the 1st April we are not covered by insurance! Grr! It looks unlikely that she will return before September now. My question is, if she returns in September and then goes off with the same thing after Christmas for example, would she be in a new 'sickness year' and be entitled to another 6 months full pay?