Department of Education
Published at 4 December 2019
Last updated 24 September 2020
Special Leave with pay may be granted to a teacher who is a member of a voluntary search and rescue organisation called out on a search and rescue operation.
In order to avail of the leave, the teacher must be a member of one of the following voluntary search and rescue organisations:
For further information please see the relevant circular below:
Special Leave for Teachers who are members of Voluntary Search and Rescue Organisations
Teachers must apply directly to their current employer for approval (i.e. Board of Management/ Manager/ Education and Training Board).
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