I've just started a new job in an independent school and found out I'm pregnant (unplanned). I've searched everywhere (staff manual, employment contract, staff info...) and can't find any information about maternity leave or pay, so I'm assuming it will most likely be statutory. However, I don't qualify: My due date is at the end of April, so I won't have 26 weeks of continuous service by the 15th week before my due date. Does anyone know if my previous school might count as continuous employment or what I can do?!?