If you’re in need of some inspiration, or in search of best practice to share with your own networks, explore the links below.
Inspirational and practical tips from MTPT Project team members blogging about their CPD adventures whilst on parental leave. A great place to start if you don’t know where to start with your CPD journey, or what sorts of things can ‘count’ as CPD.
Motherhood and Headship
Inspired by Sheryl Sandburg’s ‘Lean In’ and Teach First’s exploration into barriers confronted by potential head teachers, we hope these interviews will inspire aspiring female leaders that motherhood and headship are compatible life choices. Hear from head teachers who have all had babies whilst in headship positions, or secured posts whilst pregnant or on maternity leave and learn their top tips for balancing their personal and professional passions.
Personal experiences from teachers, school leaders and CPD providers who are implementing concrete actions to create family-friendly school cultures. Flexible working, succession planning for maternity leave absences, IVF policies and conference creches – these blogs share the best practice from UK schools.
Blogging is a great way to reflect on your CPD journey and articulate lessons learned and plans for the future. These blogs touch on subject-specific ideas, more generalised teaching themes, and sometimes dip into “working parent” and “identity” territory. At times they’re elated, at times their honesty is tough in its familiarity, but we know that there’s o much variety in the teaching profession and so many different experiences of parental leave CPD, that we love to be able to showcase them by sharing individuals’ blogging platforms.