Family rights

Teachers and support staff rights to time off to deal with family-related issues, from child birth to a death in the family.

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Maternity rights

Maternity rights and entitlements available to teachers and support staff in schools and colleges.

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Parental bereavement leave

This advice provides guidance on parental bereavement leave and pay for teachers and support staff members in schools or colleges, including eligibility, length of leave, and notification requirements.

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Flexible working

Flexible working is not only beneficial for workers and employers, but also for pupils, quality of care and education.

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Shared parental leave and pay

This guidance on shared parental leave and pay sets out your minimum statutory employment rights as a teacher or support staff member in a school or college.

Northern Ireland

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Shared parental leave in Northern Ireland

The Work and Families (Northern Ireland) Act 2015 provides an opportunity for parents to take advantage of additional flexibility in the way they choose to care for a new arrival to the family.

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