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Parental leave

Discussion in 'Parenting' started by JodiP, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. JodiP

    JodiP New commenter

    Does anyone know how the rules for parental leave work for teachers?
    My parents in law want to take the family away but this woud mean missing 2 days at the end of the easter term. Our HT has said no holidays in term time. Parental leave says it can be taken to spend time with grandparents - any ideas?
  2. Chull

    Chull New commenter

    I am by no means an expert, but this subject interests me as I want to take parental leave too! As far as I am aware the legal stance is yes PL can be used to spend time with grandparents, has to be taken in blocks of at leat a week, and you need to give at least 21 days notice.

    However, employers can defer parental leave. What I am not sure of, is can they defer it so that it falls in the holidays? or would they have to give it to you during term time?
  3. katycustard

    katycustard Occasional commenter

    No, but your LA HR dept will know the rules. The reason I have posted is that I am a Headteacher and have just agreed for a member of staff to take 1 day off before next Easter Holidays. She can take it without pay, which she is happy to do so. It is worth asking especially given how much notice you are giving.
    If your Head refuses, can you join the family two days later?
  4. JodiP

    JodiP New commenter

    Our head is usually more than fair so hoping they will say yes. Joining the family two days later wil cost about £700 more! That is why the grandparents are doing it then.

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