The agreement covers all grant-aided schools in Northern Ireland.

  • A teacher will not be directed to work on more than 195 days or 1265 hours in the academic year as a direct consequence of the change to the restart date.
  • Teachers, Principals and Vice-Principals who have pre-booked holidays or have other commitments that were arranged prior to 18 June 2020 shall be allowed to honour those commitments without detriment.
  • Teachers, Principals and Vice-Principals who have pre-booked holidays arranged prior to the announcement of quarantine arrangements and who may be required to isolate after travelling abroad, will be required to work from home during any isolation period.

Read the full joint letter of agreement.

Northern Ireland
TNC letter of agreement 23.6.20

This joint letter of agreement, has been agreed and is issued further to the announcement confirming that as a consequence of the current exceptional circumstances, the start of the academic year 20/21 will be from week commencing 17 August 2020.