Hi, I was hoping someone could give advice as the person in charge of our payroll who I should be asking, works at the school and would tell the head what we had discussed - and I haven't made a final decision yet on returning to work so it wouldn't be right for me to not talk to her first. Basically I have been on maternity leave since January and planned to go back in Jan 2016 after having the full year off. For many reasons I am now thinking of handing in my notice and searching for another job, (my school is now an academy). I understand I will have to repay the 12 weeks half pay if I don't return but don't know exactly how much this would be. Looking at payslips it seems I got about £1200 per month, but then with smp, tax, ni, pensions and student loan it complicates things so would I be repaying the £1200 or whatever the total is after the above deductions were taken off this? Also, my union advised I could off set some of this cost against annual leave since even though teachers don't take any, they technically have them and take them during holidays such as easter/summer etc. the union lady said the entitlement was 28 per yr but I won't be able to claim all 28 since I would have used some in the first term (5 in October and 10 at Christmas before I started maternity leave) but she couldn't explain why I wouldn't be entitled to claim a full 28 days since even though oct/Xmas used some, I will have had a whole yr off! I'm not trying to get every penny out of school before I leave, just make it easier to afford to leave and find a school that I am really happy in, and I don't feel I can ask anyone at school without it getting awkward, Thanks in advance.