Towergate Insurance

Market leading cover you can trust
With over 25 years’ experience in the education sector, we offer one of the widest staff absence insurance covers on the market, providing you with the essential protection you need and insurance you can understand.

As standard, our cover includes:

  • Pre-planned operations
  • Long COVID
  • Bereavement and compassionate leave
  • Phased returns to work
  • Pregnancy related illness
  • Maternity/paternity
  • Stress
  • Suspension
  • Training days
  • Religious observance - 2 days per person per period

Valid claims paid in an average of 5 days

All claims are managed by our specialist in-house education claims team and there is often no need to submit any medical records to validate your claim, along with a quick turnaround on payment - an average of just 5 days.  We also offer a physiotherapy service to support staff with their return to work for certain musculoskeletal claims.

Reducing staff absence
Our Health and Wellbeing Hub can support you and your school in managing and reducing staff absence, helping you with your employee duty of care, through our Employee Assistance Programme:

  • Specialist face-to-face or remote counselling – 8 sessions per issue
  • Medical, legal, financial and debt information services.
  • Occupational Health Services.
  • Day 1 stress intervention and critical incident support.
  • 24/7 confidential helpline with qualified specialist advisers.

But that’s not all, our Health and Wellbeing Hub includes face to face, personalised health checks and access to My Healthy Advantage App, with an enhanced set of wellbeing tools and engaging features to support wellbeing and wellness.

A holistic approach to insurance

We can also help you with other insurances including cyber, motor, engineering, contract works and travel.

To find out more, call us on 0800 783 3500 or email

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Customer Support Feedback

The Education Broker team represents among the highest levels of customer service I have experienced. Responses, queries, and payments are turned around very fast. The team are so pleasant, well informed, and always go that extra mile at every stage to help.  I would recommend The Education Broker unreservedly.