Protected: Furlough Resources

Communications Cascades

Communication Cascade – 1 June 2020 (or click here for the YouTube Link)

Communication Cascade 24 April 2020

AAT Communication Cascade update – Coronavirus – Government’s Job Retention Scheme – 7 April 2020

AAT Communication Cascade – 3 April 2020

Furlough Updates

• Here is the link to the SurveyMonkey . Please complete this by noon on Wednesday 3 June.

• The COVID-19 Temporary Policy Changes (Updated 290520) has been updated, to reflect the temporary arrangements for appraisals, promotions, bonus and salary review along with some small interim changes related to the Job Retention Scheme that will be updated in full as soon as possible

• The Furlough FAQ (updated 290520) document has also been updated slightly – further changes will be made once we have considered the changes the Government announced on Friday

How your pay is calculated whilst on Furlough

Process for reviewing furloughing arrangements

Business Continuity Team Updates (please note that you can still join in the Competition Time, just email Ian from your personal email address to be included)

BC Update 1 June

BC Update 29 May

BC Update 26 May (updated with Ian’s swan lake attempt…)

BC Update 26 May

BC Update 22 May

BC Update 18 May

BC Update 15 May (please see the Intranet post re. Mental Health Awareness Week here)

BC Update 11 May

BC Update 7 May

BC Update 4 May

BC Update 1 May

BC Update 27 April

BC Update 24 April

BC Update 20 April

BC Update 17 April

BC Update 9 April

BC Update 6 April

Furlough Staff

We are grateful to all of you who have agreed to a temporary period of Furlough, which will assist the firm enormously during this unprecedented time. Please see below for details of others who have been furloughed:

  • Rebecca Astbury
  • Angela Cuffaro
  • Lucy Hollis
  • Alex Hughes
  • Tracy Levy
  • Pamela Lewis
  • Rebecca Lloyd
  • Shahmeem Miah
  • Caitlan Mulvanerty
  • Anastasia Osipovich
  • Ellie Peacock
  • Soizic Peyrusse
  • Lauren Richardson
  • Haleigh Sexton
  • Rosie Simpson
  • Sarah Singleton
  • Anne Snoxell
  • Marie St Clair
  • Naomi Townsend


You can access your Accu8 payslips external to AAT via going to online. Note, your username is your work email address, unless you selected something different when you first set yourself up. If you have forgotten your password, please email (from your personal email address) so she can reset this for you.


You should all know that all staff have access to BUPA rewards, even if you are not part of the BUPA scheme. Whilst this gives deals / offers on all sorts from travel (ah the good old days…) to clothing, it also offers discounts on food – you can save 4% on Tesco, 3% on Asda and 7% on M&S. You just purchase the e-voucher online and then use when you go in store to buy. Please see the link here –

NEW – Please see the attached for an update on our fundraising for Mental Health Awareness Week, being paid to our charity, Alzheimers, with links to some of the videos and pictures sent in: Mental Health Awareness Week Email 21.05.2020 – includes links to videos sent in

Mental Health Awareness Week Email 21.05.2020 – CEP’s video

NEW – The Best Online Music Events to Keep You Dancing at Home


Five ways to manage your wellbeing as a parent during lockdown – please see the attached link


Free Courses

Open University are running some free courses which you may find interesting


Wellbeing Resources

Employee Assistance Programme – as always, you can contact our EAP on 0800 0305182 or via their website and this can be used using the following login details:
login: a.a
password: thornton

NEW The NHS has a produced tool to help people to assess/better understand any feelings of anxiety/depression they may experience particularly as a result of our lives changing in such a short space of time, including lockdown and managing the stresses of working from home, furloughing, financial worries etc  This may be useful to you or a family member and as it is an external link the results are not accessible by AAT.  Once you have completed the assessment tool some useful resources will be identified.  You can also speak to your line manager,  Karen/Jilly or utilise the Employee Assistance Programme (as above).

Aviva Stress Helpline and Bereavement Helpline – both available 24 hours per day and there is no limit to how many times you can contact them. (Please note, to use these you must be in the pension scheme so, therefore, the Aviva Life Assurance Scheme.)

Health Assured Webinars – to view webinars ‘How to look after our wellbeing during coronavirus’, ‘Parental mental health’ plus many more,

Yoga with Adriene – Free at home yoga and meditation – 15 minutes

Yoga for beginners – 21 mins

30 days of yoga – apart from 1st episode that teaches you breathing (45 mins) each day is approx. 20 mins

For neck, shoulders and lower back – 10 mins

Prohab Health series of videos to help keep you well when sitting at your homeworking desk –


Resources for Kids (many of these are up to 18 years so please check age appropriateness of individual resources)

Online resources:
– Good/free resource for kids (10+) introducing them to different tech careers
– BrainPop
– Curiosity Stream (Online Documentaries)
– Tynker (coding for kids)
– Outschool (online classrooms)
– Udemy
– iReady
– Beast Academy  (Maths up to age 18)
– Khan Academy
– Creative Bug (creative arts and crafts)
– Discovery Education (includes STEM, Coding)
– Deep Space Sparke (Art Classes for Kids)
YouTube Channels:
– Crash Course Kids (Science)
– Science Channel
– SciShow Kids
– National  Geographic Kids
– Geography Focus
– TheBrainScoop
– Geeek Gurl Diaries (celebrating girls – science and technology)
– Mike Likes Science
– Science Max
– SoulPancake (what it is to be human)
– Joe Wicks HIIT sessions for kids

– Harry Hill video on how to make a coronavirus puppet

Some resources to help with kids at home:

Join David Walliams every day at 11am for a story:
Online Chess (challenge a friend or the computer):
Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities:
Pretend to travel the world..Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums:
This is the awesome free curriculum… Everything from preschool activities to 18 years here!
List of thinking games by grade:
Some ideas for keeping kids occupied at home here:!AqxomOyAOZ6fgj8CYJJLt7bjiIWz

Another friend who is a painter has suggested the following activity for kids who are stuck at home whilst the schools are closed. Essentially kids are asked to copy one of her paintings then send a picture to her by email. She’s created a link with an explanatory video: (Art)

More awesome free learning websites: