Under rule 58 of the Rules for National Schools, teachers are entitled to Extra Personal Vacation (EPV) on foot of attending approved summer courses.
For further information see the relevant circulars below:
How to Apply
Primary teachers must apply in writing to their current employer (i.e. Board(s) of Management/ Manager). A Certificate of Completion of the summer course(s) must be submitted in order to avail of this leave.
Under normal circumstances, substitute cover is not paid by the Department/ETB for EPV Leave. However, similar to the 2020/21 school year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department/ ETB will provide substitute cover for the first day of EPV Leave taken by a teacher in the 2021/22 school year. For further information, please refer to Information Note TC 0018/2021.