Staff Shielding (Anonymous)

Number and mix of 16-18, 14-16 and adult learners

  • 16-18 study programmes - 4,691
  • 14-16 - 29
  • Adults learners (AEB), 4,119
  • Apprenticeships (all aes), 2,719
  • Higher Education, 414
  • A-Levels - 195

C 1000 staff FTE

What have been your key considerations in your planning for staff who have been shielding to date?

Staff undertook a survey that enabled us to understand if staff were categorised as ECV, CV and whether staff had any other issues that caused concern about working on site or were practical issues (e.g. childcare).  From this we undertook personalised risk assessments that helped us to identify whether staff should/could attend work and what support we could offer.

No ECV staff were allowed to attend work.

CV staff were, as standard, not to attend but could choose to do so. Staff with other concerns/issues were dealt with on an individual basis. Wherever staff were able to work from home this was enabled.  Where staff could not work from home we ensured that there was no loss of pay.

We went through a process with our managers to identify which roles were needed on site and with what frequency, which helped support the above process.

What is your current plan for staff who have been shielding (ie: full return to work? Flexibilities? Supporting WFH where this is manageable?

In line with the change to government guidance we are intending that all staff are now able to attend work – having taken steps to make the workplace Covid secure.

We will be writing to a small number of our most vulnerable staff to indicate that they should discuss with their line manager any concerns and will consider if we need to make any adjustments to support people to attend work.

It remains the case that many staff will work at home and those that do attend should do so for no longer than necessary.