Teach First is an independent charity working to address one of the UK’s most damaging social issues – educational disadvantage. We recruit exceptional graduates and experienced professionals into a two-year leadership development programme during which they become classroom teachers, engage and inspire young people, and develop the skills and behaviours to take up leadership positions. Teach First enables its participants and ambassadors in the classroom to raise the achievement, aspiration, and access to opportunity of children from low socio-economic backgrounds, whilst developing a network of leaders with a life-long commitment to ending inequality in education from both inside and outside the classroom.
England & Wales, United Kingdom
23 Jan 2014
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Leadership Development Programme
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England & Wales, United Kingdom
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In the UK, the link between income and success at school is stronger than almost anywhere in the developed world. Teach First is an influential charity that aims to address educational disadvantage by training and supporting people to become inspirational teachers in schools in low income communities.
Teach First believe in a vision for the future where no child’s educational success is limited by their socio-economic background. Since 2002, Teach First have placed over 5,500 graduates in schools across England and Wales, and helped change the lives of thousands of young people.
The Teach First journey begins with an exceptional Leadership Development Programme. This personalised programme encompasses high-quality training, supportive coaching, work experience and a PGCE qualification. The skills and experience gained can be taken forward into any career. That’s why over 80 high-profile businesses from all sectors recognise Teach First’s ability to effect change and develop leaders for the future. Put simply, they know that graduates who can engage, stimulate and inspire in the classroom can handle pretty much any situation in any organisation.
As well as placing inspirational teachers in the classroom, Teach First tackle educational disadvantage through their network of ambassadors – people who have completed the Leadership Development Programme and gone on to achieve influential leadership positions in education, business and beyond. Some people join Teach First knowing they want to stay in education; some are sure that they don’t; and others are uncertain about their plans. All of them find the experience of Teach First to be powerful, rewarding and enlightening. And all are changed by it.Change their lives. Change yours.
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