Last reviewed on 16 November 2021
School types: All · School phases: All
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Understand the statutory and additional leave entitlements an employer must provide for teachers and support staff.

Additional entitlements for school staff 

Be aware that teachers and support staff may have additional entitlements (on top of the statutory entitlements set out below), because of national conditions of service, or as part of their contracts.

Maintained schools

  • The Conditions of Service for School Teachers in England and Wales (known as the Burgundy Book) sets out conditions for most teachers
  • The National Agreement on Pay and Conditions of Service (known as the Green Book), sets out conditions for most support staff

We summarise the main additional entitlements in these articles: 

You can access the Burgundy Book and Green Book from the key documents section of the NEU website.


However, some staff may be entitled to the conditions in the Burgundy or Green Book (for example, if their employment terms were transferred at the