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NQT maternity rights

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by kayw_2188, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. kayw_2188

    kayw_2188 New commenter

    Hi all,

    I'm about to start my final term as an NQT. I started at my current school on Sept 1st 2015 on a temp contract and was given a permanent contract on 1st October. My husband and myself would like to start trying for a baby as I have Endo so it could take us years to conceive, however I know we would not be able to afford this on Statutory Maternity Pay.

    My question is, would I be entitled to full mat pay if I was to fall pregnant now? I have checked the burgundy book and NUT forum and as far as I can understand you need to have worked at the school for a year 11 weeks before the due date. Is this correct? The way ATL word it is confusing and suggests you need to work at the school 1 year+11 weeks before pregnancy.

    Any advice would be really appreciated.
  2. frustum

    frustum Star commenter

    1 year + 11 weeks before due date. That's working for the employer, so it can include the temporary contract provided you were working direct for the employer, not via an agency.

    Good luck!

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