Caring for children

The enhanced provision, of up to a maximum of 20 working days special leave which was implemented at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, will cease effective from 11th August 2020. Employees who continue to require access to special leave for childcare should request this through the Special leave policy which can be found here.

Leave can be granted via the Special Leave policy. Special leave should be requested under Section 21 – other special leave.

For teacher special leave provision, the application of special leave will be in line with the leave of absence of teachers, Appendix 1, Special Leave (c) (iii).

Time off for this reason should be discussed with your line manager in the first instance and you should apply via mySelf. A guide on how to do this can be found here.

Updated on 11th August 2020

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