The following schedule is taken from the Authority's Conditions of Service for Teachers SCHEDULE
Teachers have entitlements to leave of absence in the event of sickness, maternity, paternity, adoption, involvement in examinations, jury and other public service, and carrying out trade union duties. Some information on the scope of these can be found elsewhere on this website in the Conditions of Service section. Detailed queries can be made to the Bradford NUT Office.
Below are other locally negotiated entitlements.
|Reason for Absence||Maximum Period of Absence (school days)||Where with or without pay|
|Death of member of immediate family||2 days (with extra travelling time of up to 3 days if necessary)||with pay|
|Wedding of member of immediate family*||1 day||with pay|
|Wedding of member of family (other than immediate)||1 day||without pay|
|Holiday of Wife, Husband or Child||10 days||without pay|
|Jury Service||as necessary||with pay|
|Attendance at Interviews:|
|(a) Post connected with education||The Council to retain discretion||with pay|
|(b) College or University||Up to two colleges (max of 3 days in total)||with pay|
|(c) Others||As necessary||without pay|
|Attendance at meetings of Examiners for GCSE or other approved examinations||As necessary||with pay|
|Attendance at courses (and for examination study and for examination) approved by the Council||As necessary||with pay|
|Other examination leave and study (not directly related to the teacher's job)||As approved by the Council on the recommendation of the Headteacher||with or without pay|
|Attendance at volunteer member of TAVR and the like where this is clearly unavoidable||Up to 5 days||with pay|
|Attendance at a Religious Ceremony or observation of Religious Festival which the Teacher is under moral obligation to attend or observe by reason of his/her membership of, or office in, a Church or Religious Order.||Up to 3 days per year||with pay|
|Removal of Home|
|(a) Teacher joining this Authority||1 day and up to a further 2 days for travelling at the discretion of the Headteacher||with pay|
|(b) Teacher moving house within the district||1 day||with pay|
|Representatives of Trade Unions attending Annual Conferences and taking part in formal consultation with representatives of this Authority or at National or Provincial level.||refer to NUT Office|
|Illness of member of immediate family||2 days||with pay|
|Self||1 day||with pay|
|Immediate family with the exception of grandparents and grandchildren||1 day||with pay|
|Attendance at University Graduation Ceremony etc. where self or member of immediate family is receiving a Degree, Diploma or Certificate||1 day||with pay|
|Other urgent or private family business||Up to 1 day||without pay|
|Attendance of husband at birth of his child||Up to 2 days at discretion of Headteacher||with pay|
|(NB This leave is only applicable to a teacher who does not qualify for 10 days paternity leave. )|
NB For the purpose of this scheme "immediate family" shall include:-
Wife, Father, Mother-in-law, Partner, Husband, Brother, Father-in-law, Stepfather, Son, Sister, Grandmother, Stepmother, Daughter, Guardian, Grandfather, Stepbrother, Mother, Ward, Grandchild, Stepsister, Stepchildren
Note- The Authority normally recognizes family relationships which involve unmarried partners on the same basis as married partners.
* Immediate family here does not include:
Self, Grandparents, Parents-in-law, Grandchildren
In LMS schools, requests are dealt with by the Governors. In non-LMS schools and services, they are dealt with by the LEA.
The Headteacher/Manager needs to be informed of the time requested, but not necessarily of the reason.
There is a right of appeal against all decisions relating to leave of absence.