Qualification 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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NQT Co-Ordinating Mentor, Tracey-Ann Peynado (@ann4tracey), describes how three maternity leaves provided her with the opportunity to reflect on her career, develop her subject, pedagogical and leadership knowledge in order to prepare for new career opportunities.
Studying for an EdD
Sarah Mullin (@MrsSarahMullin), school leader and 2018 Education Awards Nominee for Teacher of the Year explains how she used three maternity leaves to aid her career progression and build up towards a Doctorate in Education.
Time to Rethink
Kayte Haselgrove (@EduKayte) explains how her experience of becoming a mother of two prompted her to rethink and evolve her career by undertaking a QTLS.
A Maternity Leave Masters
Gemma Campbell (@gemlcampbell), English Teacher, Teaching and Learning Lead and mother of two explains how she used her second maternity leave to complete her CTeach qualification and use her mentoring skills to support the growth of this exciting new pilot.
Joining the ‘Parent-Teacher Club’: the Pros and Cons
Mother of three, Catherine Brown (@catmaybrown), reflects on the opportunities for teaching, learning and professional development that her maternity leave offered, as well as how she fit different forms of CPD around babies with varying characters and used her learning when she returned to the classroom.