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.
The leaflets incorporate the changes
made to statutory parental leave in
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.
Please note that from 6 April 2014, the weekly rate of payment for statutory maternity, paternity and adoption pay increased to £138.18.
On 5 April 2015 the weekly rate of payment for statutory maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental pay increased by just 1% to £139.58.
Shared Parental Leave and Pay
You may be able to get Shared Parental Leave (SPL) and Statutory Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) if:
- your baby is due on or after 5 April 2015; or
- you adopt a child on or after 5 April 2015.
The advice booklets in the 'Resources' section will be updated shortly to include details of Shared Parental Leave and Pay. In the meantime, details are available on the Gov.uk website Shared Parental Leave and Pay webpage (new window).