Annual leave

Following implementation of the 2006 LSE Pay Framework, the holiday entitlement for full-time members of staff is 25 days' annual leave plus Christmas closure (five extra days in addition to normal English public holidays) and Easter closure (three extra days) plus public holidays (eight days per year) - 41 days' holiday in total.

The leave year is the calendar year. If a Christmas closure day falls in January, this is deemed to be in the previous leave year for the purposes of pro rating annual leave, to ensure that each leave year has the same amount of holiday.

Members of staff should seek approval from their line manager (or Head of Department) before annual leave is taken. Usually it is expected that members of staff should give their line manager notice of at least twice the length of the period of leave to be taken. Operational reasons may necessitate that leave cannot be granted at the preferred time.

Annual leave accrues from the date of appointment throughout periods of paid service including paid leave.

Certain School duties attract an additional entitlement to annual leave, on the approval of Human Resources.

Up to five days' leave may be carried over from one year to the next (pro rata for part-time staff). Agreement to carry over more than this is usually given only when there are strong personal reasons or when School business has prevented staff from taking leave.

For further information on annual leave please contact a Co-ordinator in the Pay Team.



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