Hi! I've just secured my nqt teaching job on a 1 year fixed term basis (possibility of renewal if all goes well) and I'm thrilled! The school is amazing and the staff seem lovely. The complication is however my husband and I have so many plans desperately trying to cram into the near future as we aim to move to New Zealand in a year or two and before that would love to have our first child. We both would have wanted a baby long ago but kept putting it on hold so I could finish uni and then I couldn't get a teaching job when I graduated so a year has now been wasted. Finally things are starting to fall in to place and I have agreed that providing we have our own place (currently living at the in-laws) we can try for a baby from about Xmas time so that the baby would come along after I had completed my not year. Thing is though I can't find the maternity policy in the schools network files and it wasn't detailed in my contract. Is there a way I can get hold of the policy without scaring my new employer that I'm either already preggers or planning to be (thus no chance of a contract renewal) and possible bad feeling that I'm not taking this opportunity seriously? I am so happy with starting my career but our hearts are so desperate for a child too and everythings on a bit of a time limit for us. I just need to know where I stand financially in the future so we don't make an unrealistic decision. Help!