Consider the benefits
Many schools don’t allow year-round support staff to take annual leave during term time, but we know some school leaders are questioning this approach. Offering term-time holidays could:
- Make the job offering more attractive, helping you to recruit and retain staff (particularly if other local schools don't offer this)
- Enable lower-paid staff to go on holidays at times when the costs will be lower
If you decide to allow this option, you'll need to make arrangements that strike a balance between the needs of your school and the wellbeing of your support staff. Read on to find out how to make it happen.
Identify which staff this could work for
Would their absence during term directly affect pupils' learning? Would other operations of your school still function effectively during term time with the