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Maternity, paternity and parental leave and pay

In the 'Resources' section below, you will find the NASUWT guidance on maternity, paternity and parental leave and pay. The advice booklets contain detailed information on the family friendly rights of teachers working in schools in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. 

Mother and baby    The leaflets incorporate the changes made to 
    statutory parental leave in 2013.

    Advice on the legal requirements in assessing 
    risks in relation to new and expectant mothers’ 
    job activities is set out in the Health and Safety 
    Executive webpages 
    New and Expectant Mothers at Work.

In addition, the TUC and NHS Health for Work Adviceline have produced guidance for new/expectant mothers at work, which includes a risk assessment form and guidance on hazards and control measures to consider when undertaking a pregnancy risk assessment.

If you are in any doubt about your rights or require assistance you should contact your NASUWT Local Secretary or Regional / National Centre.