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An update from the MTPT Project

Dates for your diary!

The Maternity Teacher, Paternity Teacher (MTPT) Project provides empowering support to all parent-educators. They currently have two fully funded opportunities open for bookings:

  • Return to Work workshops
  • Parental Leave group coaching programme.

Return to Work workshops

Colleagues returning from a period of maternity, adoption or parental leave this term can enjoy a fully-funded place on The MTPT Project's Return to Work workshops. These 90 minute virtual workshops will inform you of your legal entitlements and the best practice you can expect from your school, as well as a powerful space to set boundaries and get your emotional and logistical ducks in a row before you go back.

"Funded Region" tickets are available on Eventbrite: 

Tuesday 26 March, 9.30-11am
Monday 20 May, 9.30-11am
Monday 17 June, 9.30-11am
Friday 12 July, 9.30-11am

Group coaching for colleagues on parental leave

Colleagues currently on a period of maternity, adoption or parental leave can enjoy a fully-funded place on the Spring or Summer cohort of The MTPT Project's group coaching programme. This three-month programme takes place online in small groups of 8-15 participants, and explores themes of change, identity, confidence and plans for the future.

"Funded Region" tickets are available on Eventbrite: 

Spring Cohort – Thursday 8 January
Summer Cohort – Friday 19 April

Both of these programmes are fully-funded for state school educators in Norfolk thanks to sponsorship from the Julian Teaching School Hub and Inspiration Teaching School Hub.

The Mother of All Pay Gaps... and what we can do about it

At every level, from classroom to head teacher, the gender pay gap in education widens between the ages of 35-39, the precise age that female teachers are most likely to become mothers... and most likely to leave the profession.

Join The MTPT Project and WomenEd for their annual Mother of All Pay Gaps conference to understand exactly why the 20.4% gender pay gap in education exists, why it's increasing, and importantly, what we as individuals and school leaders can do about it.

This full day, online conference is packed full of workshops, panels and presentations offering practical solutions from industry experts in the motherhood penalty, flexible working, shared parental leave, women in leadership and the protected characteristic of pregnancy and maternity.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite

These events are open to support staff, leaders and central Trust colleagues, not just teachers!