Hi all, hoping someone can advise on both the legal and moral implications of my return to work (primary school) after mat leave. I started Mat leave in September. I had only worked in the LA for one year so was NOT eligible for mat pay and so am not obligated to return but I believe legally they have to hold my job for me (I do have permanent contract). Whilst on mat leave, I have moved house and am now an hour away from school. I did not intend to return at all as an hour each way commute on top of ft teaching and a young baby would be too much in the long term. I discussed openly with head and SLT at school that I would be unlikely to come back after mat leave but did not submit anything in writing. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, I now am in the position that the money will run out in June and I’m unlikely to find a permanent, part time job at that point in the year where I live currently. I don’t want to have to go back in April as my baby will still be very young. Supply is an option but then I would have no income from July-September. Would it be unreasonable of me to return to my old job just for 3 weeks in July to get paid for July and August and resign for August 31st? I’m interested to know both where I stand from a legal point of view but also being fair and reasonable. The school were incredibly kind and supportive about my situation so I really wouldn’t like to be too cheeky but equally I’m struggling to find a good option financially for my family. Thanks in advance.