About Us

Our Team

The MTPT Project was founded in June 2016 by Emma Sheppard and is run by a team of volunteers and advocates across the country.  Meet our team below, and get in contact via Twitter!

Regional Representatives

We know that having a supportive community is essential to teachers on maternity leave and returning to work.  

Our energetic and welcoming Regional Representatives are all parent teachers with young families.  They host coffee mornings in family friendly cafes and sites of cultural and historical interest, and present at workshops and events across the UK.  They love their local areas and share CPD opportunities and school partnerships via Twitter and Facebook.  

Introduce yourself to them and enjoy the powerful network that they can provide! 


Teachers who have completed our flexible accreditation and coaching programmes wax lyrical about the transformational power of coaching.

Our team is made up of five qualified coaches who volunteer their time to The MTPT Project because they are so passionate about empowering parents to live fulfilling professional and personal lives.

As well as providing teachers with the space to articulate their goals and reflect upon their successes, our coaches regularly appear at networking and conference events and provide The MTPT Project community with powerful bitesize coaching tutorials.

Diversity and Inclusion Team

Inclusion is one of the most important values of The MTPT Project and ensuring equity of access to our supportive network and empowering CPD offer is at the heart of our strategic decision making.


The MTPT Project serves a large education community, many of whom support through one off, or informal commitments.  Our Advocates spread the word on social media, at networking events, in their schools and provide support to our members on a wide range of topics.

Founder and Trustees

As a registered charity, The MTPT Project is guided by the Board of Trustees and Founder.  Find out more about our story and our charitable aims by meeting our Founder and Trustees here.

Communication and Marketing Team

Our Communication and Marketing team keep The MTPT Project community updated about all our work  through social media, blogging, articles, newsletters and chatting to schools and CPD providers.