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Day off for daughter's graduation?

Discussion in 'Pay and conditions' started by ROSIEGIRL, Feb 4, 2011.


    ROSIEGIRL Senior commenter

    Am I entitled to a day off for my daughter's graduation in the summer? I have a vague idea that I am, but just wanted to check before I say anything.
    Can't believe she's that old!
  2. You would need to check with the school or LA as rules / guidance on these issues varies. Some LA leave of absence entitlements are more generous than others.
    Expect it to be unpaid, I think.
    I would not expect any reasonable employer to refuse leave for such an important event.
  3. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    As Tom says, your 'emtitlement' depends on your school's policy on such matters. Teachers are 'entitled' to very little time off for things other than sickness.

    ROSIEGIRL Senior commenter

    I wouldn't dream of demanding! I'm always very polite...
    <img alt=" /><img alt=" />Thanks for responding everyone.
  5. maggie m

    maggie m Senior commenter

    I was given the day paid for eldest daughters graduation last summer. That said it is written in my contract as a day I am entitled to but I think the LEA I work for is quite generous, I checked and it states " 1 day paid leave per annum to attend a graduation ceremony or that of your spouse, child or step child"
  6. I was allowed a day paid leave for my masters graduation as was my wife who works as an AHT in another school and my two children were authorised absences. Nice day out it was.

    ROSIEGIRL Senior commenter

    Thank you maggie and robbie - we're looking forward to it, though it will mean a posh frock and I'm not a posh frock kind of person!

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