Leave of Absence Requests
You must submit a Leave of Absence request if you have an external engagement or plan to take holiday that will affect your normal teaching routine. This must be approved by Head Office. The further in advance you submit your LoA request, the greater likelihood that your request will be granted.
+ Length of notice you must give
- Holiday - 5 weeks
- External Professional Engagement - 4 weeks
- Hospital Appointment - 3 weeks
- Bereavement of Extended Family - 1 week
- Bereavement of Immediate Family - 24 hours
- Illness - 24 hours
+ Your obligations
You must submit a separate form for each period of time you would like to request off
Wait for permission to be granted, then, if successful;-
For instrumental lessons, you must arrange lessons for another day the same week where possible before arranging a dep.
For group classes, you must arrange cover, first by asking other AR teachers before asking teachers external to the organisation. External teachers must be approved by your School Coordinator
For instrumental lessons, inform the parents of your students of your arrangements. You do not need to do this for group classes
If you have arranged for a cover teacher and they are from AR, you must fill in the Teaching Cover form to assign your hours to their roster. If your cover teacher is external from the organisation, you must arrange to pay them directly.