Evening! Quick question about maternity pay please. If I were to start a new job in Sept at a new school how long do I need to have been there to qualify for the full amount of maternity pay (i.e. SMP and OMP)? I have 4 years continuous service in my current LA. My school is becoming an academy from 1st Aug and I think the potential 'new school' is still LA maintained. I know this perhaps a controversial question but I am not 'planning' or 'scheming' just wondering as I have had fertility problems and don't feel I can constantly avoid applying for jobs 'just in case!' if you see what I mean!!