Maternity Leave

Maternity Protection Entitlements for TeachersMaternity Protection Entitlements for Teachers, Edition 2, Chapter 4

Maternity leave is a statutory leave of absence from employment for teachers. All pregnant teachers, 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 the Maternity Protection Entitlements for Teachers please see Terms and Conditions of Employment for Registered Teachers in Recognised Primary and Post Primary Schools at link:

How to Apply

Teachers must complete the application form at Appendix A and return it to their employer at least six weeks in advance of commencement of the leave.