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.

To sign up for a live workshop, you’ll need to use both the sign up and pay buttons – we haven’t figured our a simpler system yet!

For recorded sessions, just use the pay button.

 

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.

Individual cost: £45

Member cost: £30

Workshops for Schools and Trusts available on request.

Supporting Returners: Schools

on 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.

Individual cost: £45

Member cost: £30

Recorded version cost: £15

Workshops for Schools and Trusts on available on request.

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.

Individual cost: £45

Member cost: £30

Recorded version cost: £15

Workshops for Schools and Trusts on available on request.