Family rights

Your 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

This guide gives you information on maternity and parental rights available to teachers including shared parental leave.

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Your entitlements and responsibilities under UK legislation on paternity leave and pay.

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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.

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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