Encouraging education, inspiring development

At School Shield we’re the only not-for-profit provider of staff absence insurance to schools throughout the UK. We focus on more than just education based staff absence insurance, we use our profits to inspire the development of education specific charitable projects and initiatives within schools, colleges and academies.

Sector statistics

0% The percentage of teachers last year that had at least one period of absence
0 The average length of a sickness absence is 12.97 working days
0 The total number of days lost equates to an average of 5 days for every teacher
0 Over £800 million was spent in 2015 on engaging supply teachers in schools
0% The number of teachers leaving the profession has risen by 11% in three years

Find out how much it would cost to get your school covered

School Shield is a not-for-profit provider of teacher absence insurance. We ensure that in the event of an unexpected staff absence, schools, colleges and academies don’t need to compromise the level of education they provide to their students.

Not-for-profit describes a type of company or organisation that does not earn profits for its owners. All the money earned by or donated to a not-for-profit organisation is used in pursuing the organisation’s objectives and keeping it running. Surplus income is donated to charitable causes.

We love the work of education institutions across the UK. Therefore, we donate our profits to charitable projects, initiative and causes within schools, colleges and academies.

That’s simple! All you need to do is visit the ‘Charitable Activity’ page here, fill in the application form and we’ll contact you in due course.