Unpaid Leave for Teachers for Teachers employed in recognised primary and post primary schools
Unpaid Leave may be granted in exceptional circumstances where the employer is satisfied that there is a compelling obligation involving absence from duty. The maximum amount of Unpaid Leave which may be taken in one school year is 10 school days.
For further information, please refer to Unpaid Leave
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.
Special Needs Assistants
Unpaid Leave for Special Needs Assistants
Unpaid Leave for short-term absences from school for a special needs assistant may be approved where:
In exceptional circumstances, an employer (i.e. Board of Management/ Manager/ Education and Training Board) is satisfied that there is compelling obligation on a special needs assistant to be absent from duty. A period of unpaid leave (subject to a maximum of 10 days in a school year) may then be sanctioned.
For further information on Unpaid Leave for SNAs, please see the circular below: