Return to Work
Our Return to Work packages offer you structured workshops, 1:1 and group coaching to ensure you are prepared for a confident and smooth transition back into the classroom.
Our Return to Work package offers you a pick n’ mix selection of support to ensure you return to the classroom or your leadership position with confidence.
1:1 Return to Work Coaching
Four sessions of 1:1 coaching with an experienced and qualified MTPT Project coach within the first two terms of your return.
These coaching sessions take place virtually and at times agreed by you and your coach.
We encourage you to request funding from your school, MAT or union as part of their commitment to your professional development, wellbeing and retention.
The MTPT Project are supporting the delivery of the DfE’s Flexible Working Ambassador Schools and MATs programme with a series of workshops and panel events between 2023-24.
You can already register on the FWAMS website and click on “Courses / Book a course” to join us for the following events:
- Making a Flexible Working Request -Thursday 12th October, 10:00-11:30am
- Flex Your Way to the Top – Thursday 25th January, 3:30-4:30pm
Registering allows you to access the recording of the event if you can’t make it live.
NB: because of the legal requirements for flexible working requests, we advise completing the Making a Flexible Working Request workshop at least three months before you hope to begin working flexibly.
- Return to Work workshop (live) – £45.00
- Sustain and Grow group coaching – £40.00 / £160.00 / £240.00
- 1:1 Return to Work coaching – £420.00
Did you know...?
- Coaching is one of the most effective tools to support women re-entering the workplace after an extended period of leave
- You can request to use KIT or SPLIT days to cover the costs of our Flexible Returns or Return to Work packages
- The first two years of the return to work period is when mothers are most vulnerable to workplace discrimination
Return to Work Workshops
Join us for one of our seven annual Return to Work workshops to prepare for a confident and informed return to work.
Open to all colleagues returning from a period of maternity, adoption or shared parental leave, this 90 minute workshop informs you of your legal entitlements as returning parents, the best practice you can request from your school, and gives you the time and group coaching space to get your logistical ducks in a row both at home and at school.
Importantly, this workshop gives you the chance to share your excitement, anxieties, tips and questions with colleagues in exactly the same position as you.
Join us in October, December, January, March, May, June and July each year.
The best news? We have regional funding for state school teachers in almost every region in England, funded places for Physics teachers and pro-bono places available for fathers, adopters and colleagues from ethnic minority backgrounds.
Sustain and Grow
A six month group coaching programme with group cohorts starting in September and January every year. Perfect for colleagues who want to maintain a sense of community, support and structure as they return to work.
Cohorts run on Tuesdays and Thursday, virtually, at 15:30-16:30.
A limited number of funded places are available for Teach First ambassadors and colleagues from ethnic minority backgrounds.