Career Break Case Studies

Need some inspiration, or wondering how other parents have fitted CPD into their schedules? We hope these stories of real mums and dads balancing their family commitments with formal qualifications and further study give you the tips and direction you need.  Just click on their lovely faces to read their stories in full.

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Great Things! … when it’s right for me and my family

Former Assistant Headteacher and SENCO, Paige Griffin (@peagriff), describes how she navigated her passion for leadership and her desire to spend more time with her son and discovered contentment rather than conflict.

Confidence and Clarity

After four years out of the classroom and a sojourn in the US, Catherine Campbell (@CatCampbell15), primary school teacher and mother of two describes how inspirational reading and a strategic approach to CPD helped her to regain her professional confidence.

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.

Listening to My Body and Mind

Listen to Prairna Sharma (@prairnasharma) as she shares the reasons she chose to take a career break, as well as how she found and prepared for the perfect school for her when she decided to return.