Am currently on Mat leave and have found myself in a tricky situation. Am waiting to hear back about a new position starting September, and have looked into the repayment of OMP to current school if I get it. Its a lot of money (way more than I'd anticipated), and I simply don't have the money to repay them. My alternative is therefore to work 13 weeks (FT) before resigning the post and taking up new employment in September. Timing it VERY tight! I'd need to return to work on June 1st in order to make this work, which leaves very little time to arrange childcare. I was intending to return to work in July, so would I have enough time to inform school of this date change (think I've read somewhere its meant to be 4 week notice to return before end of mat leave?). If I am able to return 1st June, my second questino relates to Parental Leave. I've read somewhere else on TES forums that parental leave can count towards the 13 weeks (as can holidays etc), but you need to give 21 days notice before taking it. I'm also under the impression it can last up to four consecutive weeks???? So..... if all of this is correct, is it possible at all for me to get out of paying this OMP back and start a new position in September?! HELP - its so confusing!