I set up this website to help teachers understand SPL and how to apply for it. For many the information on the website provides all they need to go on and apply. For others (and there is no shame in this, the government have made it all very confusing!!) the option of a bit more support is desirable. Due to the increase in demand for this support, and the time it therefore takes I have decided to offer those that want it the options below. (Should you purchase any of these packages and it turn out that SPL will not work for you, for any reason, we will always fully refund you)
Option A - £40
Your school's specific maternity and shared parental leave policies will be read through before a bespoke plan is drafted for your dates and circumstances.
You will receive a spreadsheet detailing week by week what category of pay you will receive and showing clearly how your blocks of SPL work.
You'll then be able to review the spreadsheet, agreeing any amendments if necessary, before the SPL forms (standard gov forms or specific to your school if required) are drafted for you.
Advice on how to submit the forms is provided and I will remain contactable if you have any difficulties during the application process.
Option B - £60
Includes all of option A, but in addition a 30 minute zoom call during the planning stage to talk through the draft plan and answer any questions.
If you initially purchase option A but then decide you do want to talk it through an upgrade can be applied later on and the difference paid.
To purchase simply click on 'buy now'. We will contact you (check your junk as sometimes our emails end up there :( !) , but if you're keen to get on after purchasing the information required is listed below and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org :
- Your schools maternity leave and SPL policy (if they have an SPL policy)
- Your term dates for all academic years covered by the leave
- An indication of when you want to start your maternity leave/ when you did start it and when you ideally want to return to work
- An indication of whether your partner wants to take any SPL and if so when.
- Confirmation that you have checked that you meet the eligibility criteria (see eligibility within our how to apply page)
- Whether you are paid as a teacher or on the leadership scale, and how long you have worked for your employer for.
All purchases will be responded to within 2 working days. Option A packages will be supplied within 5 working days from receipt of SPL policy and dates. Option B meetings will be held at a time convenient to both parties within 10 working days of purchase (in school holidays this may be slightly longer if away) .
I am always happy to receive questions, so don't feel that you can't still contact via the form below for quick questions - specific advice about dates and how to plan your specific leave will now only be given through the channels above though.