80 Teachers may be freed from duties to take part in religious instruction or observances

Any teacher at a State primary school shall, if the school’s board for the school district in which the school is situated so approves, at his request be freed from school duties for up to 30 minutes a week to allow him to take part in his own school in religious instruction and religious observances or either, but no person shall directly or indirectly bring any pressure to bear on a teacher to induce the teacher to take any such part, and the position of any teacher and his opportunities for appointments and for promotion shall not be adversely affected because he does not take part in religious instruction and religious observances or either.

Compare: 1962 No 129 s 4

Section 80: amended, on 18 May 1989, pursuant to section 22(3)(b) of the School Trustees Act 1989 (1989 No 3).