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“I am writing to express my thanks at the outstanding level of customer care and assistance I recently received from the staff at Schools Advisory Service.
 
After being admitted to my local NHS hospital following an attack of acute pain, I was told I needed an endoscopy procedure to remove a gallstone lodged in my bile duct.  However, the wait would be six to eight weeks for this, even though eating was very difficult, and I was at risk of developing the serious condition of pancreatitis if the stone moved any further.
 
Imagine my relief when I learned that Schools Advisory Service could cover the cost of the procedure I needed.  Claire Chambers from the Claims Department worked quickly and efficiently on my claim.  This was evidenced by the fact that the surgeon had pencilled in two dates, one at short notice and one a week later, for the procedure to be carried out.  Due to Claire’s effective and speedy liaison with all healthcare professionals involved, I was admitted to my local private clinic on the earlier of the two dates.  I felt that throughout the process Claire was determined to do her very best for me, and this was extremely reassuring.
 
As the Headteacher of my primary school I am responsible for a total of over 300 pupils and staff, so good health and wellbeing is essential to me on a professional as well as a personal level.  An extended absence of a key member of staff due to ill-health could have a significant impact on the effective running of a school.  It can even affect levels of parental confidence in the school’s ability to operate to its usual standards.  Healthcare insurance of the high quality offered by Schools Advisory Service will therefore remain a priority in my school’s budget going forward.”

Mrs Sophie Good, Head Teacher, Abbeys Primary School 

“Please accept my sincere thanks for the recent medical procedure I was able to access through SAS. I was diagnosed with developing cataracts in both eye following a routine eye appointment. Having consulted the cover & care policy details I made a phone call to SAS who facilitated surgery at a local hospital on a date to suit me. My eye problems were sorted in record time meaning I did not need time off and long term this problem will not reoccur. Thanks SAS.”

Tom Gittins, Head Teacher, Hartburn Primary Redcar

“Due to the excellent and efficient service given it helped to take all the stress away at a difficult time which added to my well-being and meant that I could quickly recover and return to work sooner after my operation.”

Diane Hilditch, Oakfield Park School

“We joined Schools Advisory Service in 2008, since then we have made savings of £14,398. We have always received first class customer service from SAS.”

David Fann, Headteacher, Sherwood Primary School

“In summary our whole school staff is covered for a much lower premium than we previously paid for lower cover. Claiming is easy and everyone has access to medical support too. In my personal opinion it is a winning combination.”

Doreen Butler, The Orchards Middle School

“All four of our schools have signed up to SAS insurance.  We have found them both cost effective and reliable. The Health screening option has also been widely used by both Teachers and Support staff. I have no hesitation in recommending SAS.”

Paul J Griffiths CEO, St Clere’s Cooperative Academy Trust

“A member of staff sadly lost a member of the family not so long ago and they were able to access counselling which meant they could stay at work but also have additional support from ourselves and Schools Advisory Service which meant they had a better work life balance for that period of time. On top of that we also used the physiotherapy that’s on offer. Two members of our team who had injuries last year were able to keep working because they had regular physiotherapy.”

Paul Rickeard, Head Teacher, Wallsend St Peters CE Primary School

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As we deal exclusively in the education sector we offer a range of insurance products and services that have been specifically designed for schools and academies. These are explored fully on this site, but if you have any questions or queries please feel free to contact us to discuss them further, sales@uk-sas.co.uk or 01773 814400.

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