Ok this has just been brought to my attention my a governor in an LEA who has shown me their agency worker policy. It states that the qualifying clock is not reset but paused if you return after sick leave up to 28 weeks and that the qualifying click continues during interruptions due to pregnancy related absence. By Xmas hols I had done 8 consecutive weeks at a school where I am there til summer. I have dated the weeks from when AWR started. After Xmas I was off til half term due to pregnancy sickness leaving me hospitalised and on medication etc. I had a sick note to claim employment support allowance during this time. I have returned since half term and am now clicking up the week, this week will be week 12 of teaching/invoicing weeks. I had originally thought my clock would be reset to start again once I returned but after being shown an LEA policy I found the same info on direct gov. At least I hope I am reading it correctly. I have contacted my agency to ask whether I should be getting scale paid rates from next week. Has anyone had sick leave and found out if it effects qualifying period. I am not counting the weeks I was off but I could interpret the pregnancy part as it still counts through and actually I should have already been paid the last few weeks at scale. Any ideas. Will be interested what my agency have to say.