Tairangi School Procedure Statement

LEAVE        NAG 3 Personnel

The following procedures are to be followed by the school:

  1. All leave that staff have as of right in their employment agreement will be honoured.  This includes sick leave, parental leave and bereavement / tangihanga leave where specified as agreement entitlements.  Teachers who take sick leave for a period in excess of 5 days must provide a medical certificate to the Principal.  Support staff must provide a medical certificate for periods of sick leave in excess of 3 days.
  2. Paid bereavement leave for up to 4 days will be granted.  In determining the number of days granted, consideration will be given to the closeness of the association between the employee and the deceased, whether the employee has responsibility for arranging ceremonies and reasonable traveling time.  Time in excess of 4 days will be unpaid leave.  Arrangements need to be discussed with the principal prior to leave being taken.
  3. All leave funded by the Ministry of Education for sports and cultural events will be honoured.
  4. Where possible leave without pay must be applied for as soon as it is known that the leave is required.  Applications for leave for up to a term can be made to the Principal.  Where a longer period of leave is wanted, written application needs to be made to the Board of Trustees in time for it to be considered at a Board meeting prior to the leave being required.
  5. Staff away for reasons of sickness or bereavement, need to inform the staff member responsible for arranging relievers as soon as possible so arrangements can be made.  This needs to be done at the latest prior to 7.30am on the day of absence.  Staff absent due to sickness also need to contact their senior teacher.
  6. Discretionary leave, as described in employment agreements, may be granted as leave with or without pay.  This is at the discretion of the Principal.  Application for discretionary leave must be made to the Principal prior to it being required.

File:leave3.doc        Procedure Statement – Leave