Parental Leave

This page contains the model Parental Leave Policy and Guidance and all the associated template letters, forms and information.  This policy details the entitlements for support and teaching staff for the following types of leave:

  • Maternity Leave
  • Adoption Leave
  • Paternity Leave
  • Maternity Support Leave
  • Shared Parental Leave
  • Unpaid Parental Leave

The statutory rate for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental pay is as follows:

2019/2020 rate - effective from 6th April, 2019 - £148.68

2020/2021 rate - effective from 5th April, 2020 - £151.20

2021/2022 rate - effective from 4 April 2021 - £151.97

Policy Documents

Parental Leave Policy and Guidance

Template Letters

Letter A - Maternity Notification Form and Covering Letter

Letter B - Maternity Acknowledgement Letter - support staff

Letter C - Maternity Acknowledgement Letter - teaching staff

Letter D - Adoption Notification Form and Covering Letter

Letter E - Adoption Acknowledgement Letter - support staff

Letter F - Adoption Acknowledgement Letter - teaching staff

Letter G - Shared Parental Leave Acknowledgement Letter - all staff

Letter H - Paternity Leave/Maternity Support Leave Acknowledgement Letter - support staff

Letter I - Paternity Leave Acknowledgement Letter - teaching staff

Notification Forms

Maternity Notification Form

Adoption Notification Form

Shared Parental Leave Notification Form

Paternity Leave/Maternity Support Leave Notification Form

Additional Documents

Manager's Maternity Checklist

Matching Certificate

SC3 - Birth Parents

SC4 - Adoptive Parents

KIT-SPLIT Claim Form

KIT-SPLIT Manager's Record

Pregnancy Risk Assessment