Independent Schools Agreement 2017

HOLIDAYS/PERSONAL TUTORS The new personal/supervisory leave schemes for teachers will start in early 2017, including a one-off credit of 15 days of leave and a progressive charge of 15 days per year without limitation (see clause 12.1 (b) and (c) of the MEA for transitional provisions). Special leave of one day per year will now also be available to fulfill a planned family obligation, at which the date is beyond the teacher`s control. Proof of illness is subject to new, more flexible rules – no proof is required for the first three days of personal leave in a calendar year. In case of absence after the first three days, in case of bodily injury or illness, a teacher may only be asked to present a medical certificate for an absence of two consecutive days or more; But in case of absence due to a personal emergency or domestic violence, the teacher must provide proof for each missing day. . . .