Maternity Leave Scheme for Teachers employed in recognised primary and post primary schools
A pregnant teacher who gives birth to a living child is entitled to 26 weeks statutory paid Maternity Leave and up to a maximum of 16 consecutive weeks statutory additional unpaid Maternity Leave. In the event of a premature birth, the teacher may be entitled to Extended Maternity Leave for Premature Birth. A teacher may also apply for non-statutory additional Unpaid Maternity Leave until the end of the school year i.e. 31st August. In the event of a stillbirth after the 24th week of pregnancy, full Maternity Leave entitlements apply.
For further information, please refer to the Maternity Leave Scheme 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 her employer at least 6 weeks prior to the planned commencement date.
- Address: Teacher/SNA Terms and Conditions Section,Department of Education, Cornamaddy,Athlone,County Westmeath,N37 X659
- Phone: (090) 648 3734