The latest date maternity leave can commence is the date you give birth. For example after taking some maternity leave, when the summer holidays start you could be "at work" and fully … The calculation of holiday entitlement has 3 elements to it: 1. Check with your bargaining unit to inquire about using sick bank. This is page 1 of 2 (This thread has 27 messages.). The new arrangements are more complex that the previous ones. She worked 1 day and got full pay for the next 6 weeks rather than being stuck on stat.maternity pay which would have happened if she'd gone back the first day of term in september. This website uses cookies so that we can provide you with the best user experience possible. When (if) you go back it is worth considering going back just before a holiday begins rather than delaying it until after the holiday as this way you will return to normal pay through the hols. The calculation of holiday entitlement has 3 elements to it: Any outstanding balance of holidays accrued will normally be taken immediately after the end of the Maternity Leave period (with consultation with the employer). You should accrue extra holidays for your eave running through the summer. Hi! teachers maternity pay-the summer hols??? If you work in a school, the holidays will not make any difference to that leave period because it runs continuously from the date you choose to start it. document.getElementById("eeb-167791-150624").innerHTML = eval(decodeURIComponent("%27%69%6e%66%6f%40%73%73%74%61%2e%6f%72%67%2e%75%6b%27"))*protected email*, Monday to Thursday – 9am to 4.45pm The leave year for teachers runs from 1 September to 31 August. The teacher at the center of the case said she wants other school employees "to be treated fairly." What if my baby is born over the summer? The way I understand it is that teachers are entitled to 24 days but this is not additional to periods of school closure (i.e. Its not fair!! Hopefully, HR can confirm one way or another soon. Teachers on maternity leave now accrue holidays on the same basis as a teacher was at work. West End House, Annoying I know! half-terms etc)and during maternity leave are ofset against school holidays. The text of the arrangements is available from. The “prescribed rate” for 33 weeks (£145.18 per week from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019). I was my understanding that as I will have worked the whole academic year and am going to finish on the very last day of term that I would be entitiled to my August pay as normal and then I would start maternity pay as usaual in September. Maternity leave and pay can be shared with your partner if you choose to end your maternity leave and give notice to your employer that you intend to do so. Strictly Necessary Cookie should be enabled at all times so that we can save your preferences for cookie settings. I just got normal mat pay, not normal holiday pay. Talk widget showing discussions of the day & trending threads, Subscribe to Mumsnet emails direct to your inbox. I'm in Scotland. Important Tip 1: If there are school holidays towards the end of your maternity leave, remember you can return to work during school holidays. Holidays accrued and taken prior to commencement of Maternity Leave 2. Was doing 5 days but will be doing 4 when get back. Unfortunately you do not get full pay over any holidays, I have checked and checked......You will only gat maternity pay. To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account. would be nice if I didnt have to go back at all, but thats a different story!! A pregnant teacher who gives birth to a living child is entitled to 26 weeks statutory paid Maternity Leave and up to a maximum of 16 consecutive weeks statutory additional unpaid Maternity Leave. I'm a Teacher and 24+4, if you are due at the beginning of sept then you get the whole of the summer hols paid as normal and put your official maternity leave date as 1 Sept (or similar). A group of teachers has gone to an employment tribunal seeking extra days off in cases where their 15 weeks of holidays overlap with the six months of paid maternity leave they are entitled to. You accrue holiday pay during Ordinary Maternity Leave (i.e. AIBU in laws spell dd's name wrong - she's 5!! Hope it goes well. I was just wondering if anyone knew how maternity leave would work out for teachers that finish at the summer holidays. This means that every time you visit this website you will need to enable or disable cookies again. ie. Def going backon 11th now. You will then be back on full pay during the school holidays, rather than on maternity pay. All pregnant employees are entitled to take up to 52 weeks’ statutory maternity leave around the birth of their child where the appropriate notice has been given. I started my maternity leave on the 4th June 2006 and it has ran through the summer holidays. Thanks for the reassurance! In this scenario, they would not have received any annual leave for that year, so they would be entitled to accrue at the statutory minimum of 20 days. This means you can continue to build up your entitlement to annual leave. Unfortunately if your little one comes earlier then your maternity will automatically start from the birth date (of course! Started my mat leave on 4th June too! Are you going back on the same terms and conditions as before? I had a colleage who returned from maternity leave on the Friday before the summer holiday started. Teachers do indeed get four weeks’ paid leave which they must take when school is out. A teacher’s entitlement to 20 days annual leave and nine public holidays is not affected by her absence on maternity leave. It does seem that everywhere's different but one of my colleages def returned on a Friday because HR were really annoyed because it meant they had to pay her during the summer for one days work (good for her !). That leave starts the day you give birth and is for 6 or 8 calendar weeks, summer break and holidays included. All teachers, regardless of their service, are entitled to 52 weeks maternity leave. You have returned to work and so should be reinstated on full pay from the 11th. Those currently on Maternity Leave 2. I never ever ever ever what to go back to work Never! You are entitled to 52 weeks’ Statutory Maternity Leave, made up of 26 weeks’ Ordinary Maternity Leave and 26 weeks’ Additional Maternity Leave. In my school system, maternity leave starts from the day you give birth, so if you give birth in the beginning of summer, you're SOL and have to go back right away. In June of this year the SNCT amended the national Conditions of service in relation to accrual of holidays during Maternity leave in order to bring teachers’ conditions of service in line with legislation. (Food poisoning), To want to scream at school WhatsApp - THANK YOUs. This website uses Google Analytics to collect anonymous information such as the number of visitors to the site, the most popular pages, type of devices and operatiing used, demographic of users. I have tried deciphering the burgundy book scheme, but no joy!! Those who have recently returned from Maternity Leave, Scottish Secondary Teachers' Association, They generally include the summer break, Christmas and the mid-winter or spring break. Wage slip never makes any sense to me! Not sure you can go back for a Friday,as all mat leave has to start on a Sunday. Maternity leave is paid for 6 weeks (or 8 weeks if c-section) using an employee’s accrued personal illness time (including family illness time). Maternity Leave and the Accrual of Holidays. As has already been said the school could delay your return for up to 28 days but unless they do so your pay should commence on the 11th -the fact that there are holidays soon after should not matter. Good luck. Teachers get a rough deal when it comes to holiday and maternity leave. Your employer has the right to object and delay your return to work date by another four weeks if he/she has a valid reason. Maternity leave start . A statutory holiday is not considered a non-teaching period, unless it falls within a non-teaching period. If you were full time before, but going back part time, then you would obviously only be paid at a part time rate over the holidays as those are your new terms and conditions. 14 West End Place, I went back to work after maternity leave on the first day of the summer holidays and got paid through the summer. if I go back to work the Mon before the xmas hols, I should get the Dec pay packet. For every day a teacher is on maternity leave (which would normally have been a day of work) the teacher accrues 0.3385 of a day’s holiday. I may look into seeing whether I will get Dec full pay packet if I go back the Mon before we break up. We are granted 6 or 8 weeks of maternity leave (for vaginal delivery or c section). We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website. Unfortunately at my work if you wanted to return on a day during the holidays you had to produce a medical certificate saying you were fit to return on that day and the principal had the right to postpone your return for 28 days (hence my colleage went back on the last day of term for 1 day so they couldn't do this. In the teaching profession, however, if you return after six months' maternity leave, you would still be getting atleast 20 days holiday in the remaining six months when you return, so therefore there would be no accrual to cover your maternity leave period. Thanks. In this scenario, they would not … Teachers, if you maternity leave included a normal school vacation in it (like spring break or winter break, but others could count too), did your schools count that week as a week of leave or skip the week in the counting? There had to be a way around this, I thought. Hi! A teacher who takes only ordinary maternity leave (up to 26 weeks of leave) or a period of shared parental leave in which the total leave is 26 weeks or less is entitled to return to the “same job in which they were employed before their absence” (taken from Pregnancy and Work). The following 3 groups will be affected by these changes: The SNCT did not make any decision regarding the back-dating of these new arrangements. Non-teaching periods are periods during which no work is performed by people engaged in teaching. How much trouble am I in? However, when I looked into the details of maternity leave and pay, I realised that the precious six weeks of full pay at the beginning of my maternity leave would be taken up by the summer holidays – pay that I had already earned by working the entire academic year. Union said full pay, so dont think I will listen to other teachers comments. The earliest that you can start your maternity leave period is 11 weeks before your baby is due. Think will phone NUT and get some advice. Your maternity leave may commence no earlier than the 11th week before the Expected Week of Childbirth. Yippee-I wont starve at xmas. Unfortunately I have to. Thanks somersetmum-You explained it all brilliantly. For every day a teacher is on maternity leave (which would normally have been a day of work) the teacher accrues 0.3385 of a day’s holiday. Thanks everyone-if i went back the day before the xmas holidays would I get paid during the xmas hols? The leave year for teachers runs from 1 September to 31 August. Trade Union said I should get paid, but fellow teacher said I may only get part payment. In the first instance the Association advises any member with questions relating to Maternity Leave and the accrual of holidays should contact their employers HR department to ascertain the employer’s view on the matter. As discoveed however, all schools are different so check with the union. Yes you would so def go back before the holidays rather than after. An employee can choose to start maternity leave on any day from the 11th week before their expected week of childbirth. When am I allowed to start my maternity leave? To use this feature subscribe to Mumsnet Premium - get first access to new features see fewer ads, and support Mumsnet. But what really **** me off, is you get less paid maternity leave as a teacher than you do as a council employee, despite the fact all teachers are employed by council! For every day a teacher is on maternity leave (which would normally have been a day of work) the teacher accrues 0.3385 of a day’s holiday. For a permanent or temporary beginning teacher with a four-year degree, the base salary in Queensland state schools is approximately $70,000 per year. Keeping this cookie enabled helps us to improve our website. No, once you have started maternity leave just maternity pay through the holidays I am afraid (also a teacher). Hi, I am a secondary school teacher, currently trying to plan when to start mat leave. Conformably thereto, a teacher who gives birth during the Christmas or long vacation period should be granted 60 days maternity leave with full pay or half pay, as the case may be, effective on the date she delivers her child, as well as the proportional vacation pay earned during the school year. Maternity Leave, made up of 26 weeks’ Ordinary Maternity Leave and 26 weeks’ Additional Maternity Leave. Not in teaching (well not in my college anyway). While we get full pay for vacation periods while on half pay maternity leave, unfortunately it doesn't extend the period of leave available - so the six week Christmas holiday counts as part of … Holidays accrued during Maternity Leave 3. The Minister said the correct interpretation of the Maternity Protection Act was that all periods of school closure – summer, Christmas, Easter, mid-term and other one-day holidays – … The school district says leave shouldn't be allowed following a summer off from work. School says teacher not entitled to maternity leave as she is already leave due to summer holidays I have worked at a school since September 2015. I know maternity leave has to start on a Sunday but think you can go back when you want as long as you give the appropriate notice (think it's still 28 days at the moment). the first 26 weeks when SMP is paid), to the statutory minimum of 20 days per annum. I am 15 weeks pregnant with my first baby and will have to tell my head on Monday about the pregnancy. Those about to go on Maternity Leave 3. If I then go back in March next year again I will not get anything because I will get the summer holidays … In this blog we will show how Shared Parental Leave and Pay could boost your take home pay by over £2500 during maternity leave.. Why teachers get a rough deal “Normal” people (teachers aren’t normal, they are very, very, special) accrue holiday while they are on maternity leave. The first 26 weeks is known as ordinary maternity leave and the last 26 weeks as additional maternity leave. The only time where a teacher may be entitled to accrued holiday pay would be if they take a full years' maternity leave. That is a relief - some compensation for going back to work ! I dont understand maternity pay. In the teaching profession, however, if you return after six months' maternity leave, you would still be getting atleast 20 days holiday in the remaining six months when you return, so therefore there would be no accrual to cover your maternity leave period. For the first four weeks, you will be paid at 100 per cent of salary. )I am sure they make maternity pay as complex as possible deliberately ! The teacher has the option to take at least some of this outstanding balance as an additional cash payment rather than as holidays. There, when a teacher falls sick, goes on end of term holidays or on maternity leave, they live empty handed for the period spent at home. Maternity Leave Scheme for Teachers employed in recognised primary and post primary schools. Your teacher salary is determined by your years of service, qualifications and prior teaching and/or industry experience. Edinburgh EH11 2ED, 0131 313 7300 In the opinion of the Association’s legal adviser, teachers whose babies were born on or after 5 October 2008 may be entitled to claim. I will let you all know, when I find out. Maternity leave HAS to start the day the baby is born. Maternity leave. 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