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Maternity Leave

Description

Maternity leave is a statutory leave of absence from employment for teachers and special needs assistants. All pregnant teachers and special needs assistants, who reach their 24th week of pregnancy, are entitled to 26 weeks maternity leave and 16 weeks additional unpaid maternity leave. For further information on maternity leave, please see the relevant circulars below:

How to Apply

Teachers must complete the application form at Appendix A attached to Circular 0009/2013 and return to their employer (i.e. Board of Management/ Manager/ Education and Training Board) at least six weeks in advance of commencement of the leave.

Special Needs Assistants must complete the application form at Appendix A attached to Circular 0017/2013 and return to their employer (i.e. Board of Management/ Manager/ Education and Training Board) at least six weeks in advance of commencement of the leave.