Teacher attendance procedure model policy (Northern Ireland)

The aim of this model policy on teacher attendance is to provide a framework that schools in Northern Ireland can adopt to monitor of teacher absence reported as sickness absence. 


Our model policies and policy checklists are designed to assist NEU reps in negotiating the best employment policies on behalf of our members.

Reps should strive to ensure policies are compliant with the NEU models.

Reps should consult members before agreeing new policies or changes to existing policies and should not agree policies that do not meet member expectations, any statutory requirements and NEU minimums.

Reps should always seek to work collaboratively with other unions. 

If a policy is unacceptable, members should consider a collective response that may include taking industrial action. For further advice contact your NEU branch.

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Teacher’s attendance and sick leave

Advice on the monitoring of teacher absence reported as sickness absence in Northern Ireland.

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