Parental leave is a period of statutory unpaid leave available to teachers, SNAs and other employees for the purpose of caring for their child.
A teacher or SNA is entitled up to a maximum of 26 weeks' parental leave for each child up to the age of 13 years, or the age of 16 years in the case of a child with a disability or 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'.