Teachers work a maximum of 167 school days. The standardised school year for the years 2018/19 and 2019/20 are set out in Circular Letter 0009/2017.
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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.