Staff news

Edinburgh school closures

Staff affected should discuss working arrangements with their line manager.

Seventeen primary and secondary schools in Edinburgh are to be closed this week, after problems were identified in the fabric of some buildings.

The latest updates from City of Edinburgh Council are available at:

Working arrangements

The closures may cause significant difficulties for staff with school-age children.

Staff affected should contact their line manager as soon as possible to discuss any adjustments that may need to be made to their working arrangements.  

Given the number of staff who may be impacted, line managers will aim to be as flexible as possible in response to this exceptional circumstance, whilst minimising disruption to students and the University at large. 

Information on the University’s ‘Time off for Dependants’ policy can be found at:

Managers wishing for further information should contact their College/ Support Group HR department.

Related links

Human Resources

Policy on Time-off for Dependants