Hello, I’m meeting with my Head teacher tomorrow to discuss my return to work and was looking for some advice. I am currently 3 months in to my maternity leave, having taught full time before having my baby. I am hoping to return just before the summer in order to get paid over the summer. I will work 2 weeks full time and then after the summer I’d like to reduce my hours to 4 days a week. I read in the Burgandy Book ‘It is important to note that if it is agreed that you can return to work on a part-time basis, you are still required to complete the equivalent of 13 weeks of your previous weekly hours of service on your return to be entitled to full occupational maternity pay.’ Does this mean that following the summer holiday I would need to work a further 10 weeks full time before reducing my hours?! Any advice gratefully received!