Department of Education
Published on 4 December 2019
Last updated on 9 September 2021
Special leave, with pay, may be granted to a teacher who is a member of a voluntary search and rescue organisation if they are called out on a search and rescue operation.
In order to use the leave, the teacher must be a member of one of the following voluntary search and rescue organisations:
For further information please see the circular below:
Special Leave for Teachers who are members of Voluntary Search and Rescue Organisations
Teachers must apply directly to their current employer, such as their Board of Management, Manager, or Education and Training Board, for approval.
Breaks/leave for school staff
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