Hi, I was just wondering if you can return to a different schol after maternity in the same LA. I'm due to go on leave in August and want to take a full year off. I know that I have to return after a year in order to get the maternity pay but just wondered how this works if you apply for a different job in the same authority so start somewhere new in the September? As technically the LA is your employer so returing to a different school shoud still mean you are entitled to the maternity pay. Am I right on this? Has anyone done this? Only reason I'm asking is because I'm fed up with where I am and if I was to see another job whilst on leave I would want to apply for it.