Parental Leave Scheme for Teachers employed in recognised primary and post primary schools
Parental Leave is a period of statutory unpaid leave available to a teacher for the purpose of caring for his/her child.
A teacher is entitled up to a maximum of 26 weeks Parental Leave in respect of each child up to the age of 13 years or the age of 16 years in the case of a child with a disability/long-term illness.
For further information, please refer to the Parental Leave Scheme
contained in Circular 0054/2019
titled ”Leave Schemes for Registered Teachers employed in Recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools”.
How to Apply
A teacher must complete the Application Form at Appendix A
and submit it to his/her employer at least 6 weeks prior to the planned commencement date.
Contact (Teachers / SNA's)
Teacher and SNAs Terms & Conditions
Teacher and SNAs Terms & Conditions, Department of Education, Cornamaddy
, N37 X659
Parental Leave is a period of unpaid leave for the purpose of caring for children.
Staff are entitled to 18 weeks parental leave in respect of each child up to age of 13 years and 16 years in the case of a child with a disability. There is no obligation however to take the full 18 weeks leave.
For further information on Parental Leave Entitlements please see the circulars below: