That is exactely th topic I am most concerned about at the moment. I will hand in my maternity leave request in TOMORROW together with my mat b1 form. I have requested the 1 September as out summer term ends on the 31August. I am also a teacher. So fingers crossed. The problem: I am on an extended maternity contract and the teacher I have been covering for almost 2 yeras could potentially hand in her return notice at any stage now because like that she could get paid over the summer. The school could then send me a 2 month notice letter and I would need to start my maternity leave on the 17 July. So far so good but I am stressed. Hope to make it into June without a notice letter as I deserve paid summer holidays. I have been working a lot!
I was due in September and started my mat leave from the day the children started back after summer hols - you can technically not start your mat leave until your due date - it worked out that way for my frined cos of summer hols.
So can you put your return to work day as the first day of the summer hols then or do you actually have to go in beforehand? My baby is 10 weeks old at the moment and I don't really want to have to go back in July unless I absolutely have to (I want to start back properly in Sept but would like to get paid over the summer hols). Any help here would be gratefully received.
Hi - Im a teacher, and 2 of my colleagues were due in sept, but they came back after the summer for a few days and then went off, so that the summer didnt count for them xx