In most cases, there’s no statutory right to time off for appointments
A representative from Acas confirmed this.
However, there are some exceptions, such as antenatal care appointments.
Set out your school’s approach in a medical appointments policy
An adviser from the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) told us that schools should have a policy, agreed with the governing board, on attending medical appointments. A clear policy will help you to make decisions consistently and fairly.
Let staff attend hospital appointments or emergency dental appointments, during the school day. However, it is reasonable to ask staff to schedule other, non-urgent appointments (for example, routine dental check-ups) for outside their working hours.
We cover leave entitlements for staff, including teachers and