Teachers work a maximum of 166 school days.
This circular letter provides that in certain circumstances a school can seek to make up days lost due to severe adverse weather. This provision is however a last resort when other efforts at making up the time have not been successful. Examples of such efforts set out in the circular include:
prioritising tuition over other non-tuition activities
reducing where possible the length of mock/house examinations
consideration of whether learning in the classroom should be prioritised over school tours, etc.
in the case of second level schools ensuring examination classes attend all classes to the end of May.