Casual/Personal Leave

A guide to casual/personal leave for second-level teachers in Ireland.

School authorities may grant special leave to a teacher for up to five school days in a school year for any reason which the school may consider sufficient, such absence or absences to be notified to the Department of Education by the school beforehand, or if this is not possible, immediately afterwards.

This type of leave is generally assumed by the Department to cater for such absences as weddings, funerals, graduations, etc.

There are no Department provisions for the payment of a substitute in such cases.