Education Mutual

We’re partnering with Education Mutual to provide Hertfordshire schools, colleges, nurseries, and education providers with an opportunity to potentially save money on staff absence protection.

As opposed to a traditional insurance policy or local authority scheme, Education Mutual are a non-profit alternative to ensure your school receives an effective cover scheme with the opportunity to tailor your membership to provide the most complete cover for your budget.


“The UK’s largest member-owned provider of staff absence protection for schools and trusts”


Education Mutual is a trusted partner and innovator for staff absence protection in the education sector. Schools benefit from guaranteed budget certainty and access to complimentary healthcare services through their multi-award-winning protection.

Education Mutual is a CPC Framework recommended provider by the Department for Education(DfE). Memberships are tailor-made to align with each school's unique needs, securing extensive coverage customized to fit your budget requirements

As a non-profit organisation, member schools participate in the decision-making process of distributing the remaining surplus funds through voting from a choice of benefits such as a refund, reduced fee, or enhanced services. To date, Education Mutual have reinvested over £1,000,000 back into the education sector and since 2018, have paid 100% of all valid claims made by their member schools.

Education Mutual has listened to its members, including Hertfordshire schools who have been involved with membership direction and helped improve healthcare services for 2024. 

As a result, Education Mutual now offers:

  • Neurodiversity training for employers gain insight into a diverse range of neurological conditions such as ADHD, Autism and Dyslexia, to further highlight the strengths neurodiverse individuals bring to the team.
  • Maternity and Paternity Support is a new specialist service has been introduced to provide expectant parents with the guidance, resources, and care they need to navigate this remarkable time throughout periods of pre-leave, during and post-leave.
  • Men’s Mental Wellness is designed to break down the stigma surrounding men's mental health issues and provide a safe space for open conversations and support.

To find out more about how Education Mutual can benefit your school, call Andrew Marsh, Membership Advocate for HFL Education on 01623 287840 / 07384 113693 or email

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Excellent service!' Joy, our account manager, always responds quickly and effectively to any queries and questions. She provides me with full answers and resolutions.

Christ Church Chorleywood C of E School

Excellent service, would 100% recommend.

Excellent service, always at the end of the phone if needed, never questioned any of our claims. Payments were paid straight into our bank account. Really helpful and I was never made to feel like it was too much trouble to put right when I made a mistake. Excellent service. 100% would recommend.

Walkern Primary School


Our partners undergo a rigorous quality assurance process to ensure that schools are getting the best possible service and value for money from reliable suppliers.


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