Hi, I wonder if anyone might be able to answer some questions for me? I am currently on maternity leave and am receiving the higher level of maternity pay. I am due to return at the beginning of November which is when my maternity pay period ends. The school is converting to academy status from 1st Jan 2012, I dont want to work for an academy so will be looking for another job. Will I be able to ask for redundancy when the school converts? if so will I have to pay back my maternity pay? Because the school is converting might I have to pay back my maternity pay to the LEA anyway as they are no longer my employer? thanks in anticipation of any replies!!