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Delaying going back to work after baby

Discussion in 'Parenting' started by manidhesi1984, May 21, 2011.

  1. Hi all

    Im currently on maternity leave, I have a 4 month old baby and am due to go back to work in july, two weeks before half term in july, but due to unforseen circumstances, i might have to delay this, does anyone know what the notice period is according to the burgundy book?? I havent spoken to the school about this yet but just wanted to know first.

    Thanks.

    M
     
  2. you have to give your school 3 weeks' notice of any change in your intended return to work date. x
     
  3. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    Half term starts in May, not July - I'm assuming you're not in the UK, so you may have to check local regulations.
     
  4. Sorry to jump in on this thread, but could I ask if you know if the school are obliged to grant a request to return early or indeed later than stated from Maternity Leave? I can't work out from the phrasing on NASUWT/NUT website etc whether they have to let me do that or if they can demand I return at the same time I originally said. And I wonder if you meant the half term in June which starts officially on May 31st in most LAs I think.
     
  5. Actually, did you mean Summer Holidays in July? That would make a lot of sense from a pay point of view!
     
  6. princessmelody

    princessmelody New commenter

    I hope so! Yes- I'm pretty certain they do as long as you give the 3 weeks notice. In other jobs you have to give 8 weeks but if you are employed under the conditions of the burgundy book you only have to give 21 days. I think it's the other way round- they can't demand your return before the year is up.
     

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