Hello, I’m hoping to get some clarity on how maternity leave works if you get pregnant again during a current maternity leave! Do you have to return and work during a certain window of your pregnancy to qualify for SMP the second time round? Do you have to return before and work a certain amount of weeks after the subsequent pregnancy and thus mat leave? I know OMP would be paid again as mat leave is continuous service but SMP is different... Any advice/ experiences shared would be gratefully received! I have only been at my school a year (found out I was pregnant after 2 months of being there!) but they don’t favour part time teachers / those who have a small family to manage along side teaching (currently FT but been told if I return PT I lose my right to just teach my subject! Left a sour taste, if I’m honest). My school have also said my PM numerical target is set at 90% against a class I will not have taught for a year as I’m on mat leave so I’m at the mercy of whoever has taken on my class to ‘achieve’ any pay progression when I return. So stressed out and I really shouldn’t be as I’m away from school right now. It’s so unfair and completely undermines what the whole Performance Management system is supposed to be about. I think so, anyway. Has anyone else had a similar experience? I’m planning a third child very soon due to medical reasons but anxious about how my school will receive the news of another pregnancy so soon (IF of course I am successful and fall pregnant when we try) ...I do forever feel like I’m working around schools/ jumping through their hoops rather than focusing on the ‘bigger picture’ and that is family. Any advice/ experience of any of the above would be really helpful to hear! Thanks in advance!