Teach First has a distinct supporter offer from most charities or social enterprises. By partnering with Teach First, businesses help us to tackle educational disadvantage whilst gaining access to unique business benefits.
“At P&G we focus our charitable efforts on improving the lives of children in need and there is no better place to start than education - particularly educational disadvantage - and there is no better way to achieve this than through our support of Teach First.” Irwin Lee, Vice President & MD, P&G UK
Make a difference
Teach First will work with your business to develop a tailored package of support aligned to your corporate responsibility strategy.
Supporters have the opportunity to get involved with a bespoke project or area of Teach First’s work which aligns to your CSR strategy. A wide range of employee engagement opportunities bring our partnerships to life with senior executives speaking at Leadership Panels, volunteer coaches working one-to-one with our participants, and teams of business volunteers taking part in School Bag Challenge days.
Volunteers are also needed to coach participants as part of Teach First’s Leadership Development Programme. The role of coaches is to give participants a broader perspective on leadership skills and further aid their development. Coaches are provided with a day of formal training in coaching, giving them the opportunity to develop their own skills. Coaches are required to commit to four one-hour coaching sessions throughout the following academic year.
Please see our Employee Engagement page for further information and opportunities.
Support a bespoke project
Teach First has many distinct areas of work for which we need funding and support.
The corporate relations team manages bespoke partnerships, tailored to suit our supporters business and strategy. For example, P&G is the lead sponsor of the Teach First Primary Leadership Development Programme which places Teach First participants into primary schools across England with the greatest need.
Meet and recruit our ambassadors
Supporting Teach First gives your organisation access to one of the most sought after pools of graduate talent.
Beyond the two year Leadership Development Programme, on average 60% of participants choose to stay in the classroom, while 40% pursue a career elsewhere. Our supporters are able to provide Teach First participants with the opportunity to complete a three week summer project within their organisation. This gives participants the chance to gain further experience of the work place, develop key skills, and learn more about the organisation and in turn, our supporters are able to access outstanding graduates to work on a useful project or idea.
All Teach First participants who completed their 2010 summer project with PwC were made an offer to join their graduate programme upon completion of the Leadership Development Programme. There are also a wide range of opportunities to profile your organisation as a potential employer including careers fairs, bespoke events at your organisation and advertising roles online.
Every Child Can
Every Child Can is a week-long campaign to shine a spotlight on the urgent need to end educational inequality in the UK.
Based on the successful Teach First Week, we ask a wide range of well-known faces and experienced professionals to take time out from their day job to teach a lesson in one of our partner schools, supported by a Teach First teacher.
These guest teachers help to raise the aspirations of the children in their classroom, while gaining an insight into the fantastic work that Teach First teachers and partner schools do every day. By working with you to tell these stories and encourage others to get involved in the conversation, we will raise awareness of our vision that no child's educational success is limited by their socio-economic background.
"The gap in educational attainment between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers is a major problem facing our education system. The 'Every Child Can' campaign run by Teach First focuses a necessary spotlight on this issue, and is an excellent example of how businesses can effectively engage with schools to inspire and encourage young people to fulfil their potential." John Cridland, Director-General, CBI
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