as a dad-to-be in the next month, i have opted to take paternity leave (one week only as cannot afford to lose the money). a fellow teacher recently had the full two weeks, and had to set cover work for all his lessons because the school wanted to cover internally rather than get a specialist in. this strikes me as being rather unfair, given that planning cover takes a good deal of time if done properly. where do i stand on this? are we as teachers required to set cover for the entire two weeks?