Hi, I hope this is the right place to post this. I'm wondering if someone more clued up can help me. I'm currently on maternity leave. I was working full time and I left end of November 2018. I was on M4 on the payscale. My maternity policy says I get: - 4 weeks full pay - 2 weeks 90% pay - 12 weeks half pay plus SMP - 21 weeks SMP - 13 weeks unpaid I was originally going to go back after October half term, 3 days per week. However, I've now discussed returning in September 2 days per week, going up to 3 after October half term. However, I've heard of other teachers saying their return to work date is the end of July so that they get paid over the summer. I guess I would only get paid 2 days a week. I'm trying to work out if this is a better move financially, or whether I should stick with what I've got. I will also be looking to move on and my policy states I have to work 13 weeks (full time equivalent) before I'd have to pay any SMP back, so if I say I'm going back in July, at least I start working that off sooner. Thanks. **ETA: I've calculated that either way I skip the 13 weeks unpaid. So it just comes down to whether 2 days a week at M4 is better than my SMP, and also whether this is something I'm allowed to do.