Holding on to Hope

Holding on to Hope

English Teacher, middle leader and #WomenEd network lead, Annabella Zanetti (@A_R_zanetti) explores the importance of resilience and acknowledging progress when looking to return to the classroom following an extended maternity career break. “Ever tried. Ever failed....
Lockdown: Babies and Books

Lockdown: Babies and Books

When FE Lecturer, Jonny Kay, found himself furloughed during the school closures that resulted from the 2020-21 COVID-19 pandemic, he happily took on the majority of childcare for his daughter and excitedly awaited his second ‘lockdown baby’.  With more...
The Perfect Ramadan Alarm Clock

The Perfect Ramadan Alarm Clock

English teacher, and mother of two, Sabina Webster, explains how her changing identities of daughter, mother and teacher have influenced her experience of Ramadan. For as long as I can remember I had been the worst at getting up for Sehri (or Suhoor –the pre-dawn meal...
Volunteering to Build Relationships

Volunteering to Build Relationships

Claire Schnellmann, part-time primary teacher and new MTPT Project blogger reflects on how volunteering with her baby on her first maternity leave has acted as excellent informal pastoral CPD, and the lessons it has taught her about building community relationships....