I never really considered if and how becoming a parent would change my perception of teaching.
2019 was my first year as both a teacher and a parent. What a year it was!
My second pregnancy started half way through my first year back teaching after my first round of maternity leave – at a new school no less. This pregnancy progressed with more difficulty than my first, and I eventually had to…
I have just under two months left of maternity leave. By a grand coincidence, I shall be returning to work at the beginning of the school year, which means I can start fresh along with the rest of the school,…
Such a big change in routine and identity. Who knew I’d miss it so much!
This past year was one of many changes for me, both personally and professionally. In amongst it all, I believe there were two different parts that caused me the most stress.
I am currently teaching on contract with Education Queensland, not permanent, which makes maternity leave a stressful situation. Here is what you can do to make sure you can access the paid maternity leave through Ed QLD, even if you’re not permanent.