Unpaid Leave

Unpaid Leave for Teachers

Unpaid Leave for short-term absences from school for a teacher may be approved where:

  • In exceptional circumstances, an employer (i.e. Board of Management/ Manager/ Education and Training Board) is satisfied that there is compelling obligation on a teacher to be absent from duty. A period of unpaid leave (subject to a maximum of 10 days in a school year) may then be sanctioned.

For further information on the Unpaid Leave 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 apply in writing directly to their current employer.