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....
Shared Parental Leave

Shared Parental Leave

Head of PE and Dance and mother of two, Helen explains how shared parental leave worked for her and her husband, also a teacher. I am currently coming to the end of my second maternity leave, and second experience of Shared Parental Leave (SPL). SPL works by enabling...