Hi Please could you advise me. I am currently on maternity leave and would like return to work part time from Sept next year. I have talked to my school and they have told me to put it in writing but have hinted that it is likely i will get it. If my request is rejected then i have decided that i will be resigning but i would need to complete 13 weeks in order to keep my maternity pay which i would do after half term in June. My question is this: Can i put my part time request from Sept and say that if this is not acceptable then my return to work date is June in the same letter? The reason for this is because i need to give 8 weeks notice if i want to return in June and my school have 28 days in which to reply which means i may not be able to give the 8 weeks notice. And when do i send my resignation letter? I hope this makes sense.