Voluntary secondary and community and comprehensive school management may grant special leave to a teacher for up to five school days in a school year for any reason which they may consider sufficient.
Substitute cover is not paid by the Department of Education.
Teachers must submit a written application to their employer (that is, Board of Management or Manager of their school).
Teacher and SNAs: Terms and Conditions
Teacher and SNAs Terms & Conditions, Department of Education, Cornamaddy, Athlone, N37 X659