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‘Heartbroken’ teachers forced out by maternity discrimination


Sally* is planning on returning to the classroom after having her first baby. But in order to manage childcare and spend more time with her new family, she wants to return on a flexible basis. She’s taught the same class in Years 3 and 4 and hopes for the chance to teach them again in Year 5. She’s got a strong bond with the pupils, knows how they operate and knows where the additional needs are.

But her headteacher turns down her flexible working request.

Sally’s story isn’t unusual.

According to campaign group Pregnant then Screwed, heartbroken teachers are increasingly being forced out ...

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