Hi, I'm new here, I've just got my first ever job as a teaching assistant, starting in September. It is my dream job and I am so happy I've been chosen however we booked our family holiday 6 months ago to go abroad and it's during term time (this is before I even started looking for a job). What do you think my chances are to be given unpaid leave as we've already paid for flights and put down a deposit for accommodation and will loose hundreds of pounds if we have to cancel? What are the rules for teaching assistants having time off during term time? Thanks!