Workshops

The MTPT Project are the only organisation in the UK that focuses exclusively on the parent-teacher community, and as such, our team are experts in this field.  We offer a number of workshops for a variety of audiences to support teachers and schools throughout their journey as parent teachers.

Whether working independently or in partnership with other CPD providers or schools, we insist that all of our CPD workshops are family friendly and regularly welcome babies and children into our sessions.  We offer our sessions both in-person and remotely to support inclusion across regions, and around the logistics of childcare.

All remote sessions use Zoom as a virtual meeting and collaboration platform.

Explore our calendar to see the dates of all the 2021-22 scheduled workshops and group coaching programmes.

 

Life Friendly Leadership

 With 38% of teachers in The MTPT Project’s research into women leaving the profession aged 30-39 blaming school culture for their decision quit, we know that more needs to be done to improve communication between schools and teachers to address the retention crisis.  

A positive school culture that supports teachers as they become parents doesn’t just benefit mothers and fathers: the practical strategies we share in this workshop improve balance for all staff, and will help senior and middle leaders to create “life friendly” schools.

This 90 minute workshop is appropriate for school leaders, TSAs, Academy chains, Unions and independent conference organisers, especially where there is a focus on wellbeing and retention and provides the context that creates a “motherhood penalty” in education, and what we can do as schools to address this.

Exploring the workshop as a school leader?

Group cost: £600 (maximum 30 participants)

Perfect for trusts or regional collaborations for groups of leaders, or to form part of an NPQ or leadership course, these workshops are perfect for senior leaders ready to challenge limiting cultures in their schools.

Group workshops can be organised at a date convenient to the organising school.

Exploring the workshop as an individual?

Individual cost: £45

Member cost: £30

Teachers and leaders can self-fund, or request funding from schools to cover the cost of the workshops. 

Use our invoice to provide proof of attendance when submitting your expenses form.

Explore our calendar to find out the leaders’ return to work workshop dates for 2021-22.

Returning to Work: Schools

Aimed at middle leaders, senior leaders and line managers who have the biggest impact on the day-to-day experience of colleagues over the maternity and return to work period, this workshop outlines the relevant legal obligations of an employer to an employee according to the 2010 Equality Act, as well as the best practice encouraged by The MTPT Project.

This 90 minute workshop includes avoiding discriminatory behaviour or comments, policies and procedures that will ensure a high quality of provision for staff over the return to work period, and support that will enable a returning teacher to thrive whilst balancing their new personal commitments.

An absolute must for any line manager, middle or senior leader keen to retain and empower their staff when they become working parents.

Exploring the workshop as a school leader?

Group cost: £600 (maximum 30 participants)

Perfect for trusts or regional collaborations for groups of leaders, or to form part of an NPQ or leadership course, these workshops will help create compassionate, informed leaders and positive cultures in your schools.

Group workshops can be organised at a date convenient to the organising school.

Exploring the workshop as an individual?

Individual cost: £45

Member cost: £30

Line managers, middle leaders and senior leaders can self-fund, or request funding from schools to cover the cost of the workshops. 

Use our invoice to provide proof of attendance when submitting your expenses form.

Explore our calendar to find out the leaders’ return to work workshop dates for 2021-22.

Parental Leave Group Coaching

A sense of community and appropriate communication from schools during parental leave can help teachers to continue to feel engaged with their professional identity.

This series of three 60 minute workshops are designed for groups of teachers on parental leave and cover the following themes:

  • Transition and Identity: who am I now?
  • Limiting Beliefs: why not?
  • Empowered Self: parental leave, my way

As well as providing teachers with the headspace for reflection and goal-setting, group coaching sessions enable teachers to build supportive relationships within The MTPT Project community.

Exploring the workshop as a school leader?

Group cost: £500 (maximum 12 participants)

Perfect for trusts or regional collaborations for groups of teachers, these workshops can act as a powerful network-building and retention tool for one of your most vulnerable groups of teachers.

Group workshops can be organised at a date convenient to the organising school.

Exploring the workshop as an individual?

Individual cost: £120

Member cost: £90 

One-off session: £40 / £30 (members)

Individuals can self-fund, or request funding from schools to cover the cost of the workshops.  What about talking to your school about using a KIT day to cover the costs of the workshop and then any follow up actions relevant to your role in school?

Use our invoice to provide proof of attendance when submitting your KIT day or expenses form.

Explore our calendar to find out the parental leave coaching coaching dates for 2021-22. 

Returning to Work: Teachers

Returning to work following a period of maternity leave can be a nerve-wracking experience, exacerbated by the emotions surrounding leaving a small baby for the first time.  Our research into female teachers aged 30-39 also shows that the return to work experience can make the difference between a teacher remaining in education, or leaving the classroom altogether when they become a mother.

As well as detailing key legal information and sharing expectations of best practice, teachers will benefit from a coaching-style approach in this 90 minute workshop, which will empower them with a practical and emotional plan of action for their return to school.

Exploring the workshop as a school leader?

Group cost: £500 (maximum 12 participants)

Perfect for trusts or regional collaborations for groups of teachers, these workshops provide teachers with all the information they need to prepare for their return to work. 

Group workshops can be organised at a date convenient to the organising school.

Exploring the workshop as an individual?

Individual cost: £45

Member cost: £30

Individuals can self-fund, or request funding from schools to cover the cost of the workshops.  What about talking to your school about using a KIT day to cover the costs of the workshop and then follow up actions you will take to prepare for your return to work? 

Use our invoice to provide proof of attendance when submitting your KIT day or expenses form.

Explore our calendar to find out the return to work coaching dates for 2021-22.