Department of Education
Published on 3 December 2019
Last updated on 10 August 2022
A brief or short leave of absence from school for various circumstances and situations may arise throughout the school year. This could include:
Such absences can be paid or unpaid, or substitutable or non-substitutable.
For further information on brief or short-term absences, please see the relevant circular below:
Teachers or special needs assistants must apply in writing directly to their current employer with sufficient notice in accordance with the relevant circular.
Breaks/leave for school staff
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