There’s a growing community of over 9000 Teach First Ambassadors, united towards unlocking the potential in all children and building a fair education for all. As an ambassador you can:
- Have a meaningful impact on the UK education system.
- Be part of a global community dedicated to positive change.
- Support pupils and schools while progressing in your career.
- Get information on the latest opportunities.
If you’ve completed one of our programmes, you’re a Teach First Ambassador. And you’re part of a community that’s changing education for the better.
Who are our ambassadors?
An ambassador is someone who’s completed one of our teacher training or school leadership programmes, striving to make education fairer through teaching and leading in one of England or Wales’ most challenging areas. The majority are still teaching and leading in schools. But many are also leaders in schools, education and beyond – civil servants, journalists, social entrepreneurs, charity and business leaders.
As an ambassador you will understand the complexity and the far-reaching impact of inequality in education. Many of you will have experienced its effects first-hand. All of you will know that the situation is urgent.
This highly connected and highly motivated network is a critical part of the solution to bring about equality in education. It’s a community of brilliant leaders that uses its expertise to help unlock the potential in all children.
Our community includes:
- 58 Headteachers
- 90 Social entrepreneurs
- 200 Policy-makers and researchers
- 400 Senior leadership team members
- 5000 teachers
Connect and impact
Make an incredible impact on education in the UK
As a Teach First ambassador, your role is vital in building a fair education for all.
Over 60 per cent of our ambassadors are making a difference in schools every day – as teachers and leaders in schools.
But it doesn’t stop there. In and out of the classroom, our ambassadors – including those who work outside of education – passionately tackle education inequality. They set up social enterprises, get involved as governors and volunteers and shape education policy. They form powerful networks that raise awareness and make an impact.
A worldwide movement
As an ambassador, you’ll not only be joining forces within the UK. You’ll be part of a 65,000-strong global movement dedicated to positive change. That’s because Teach First is part of Teach for All – a global network of organisations committed to improving education in their own communities.
As part of Teach for All, you’ll discover some of the most innovative and exciting education initiatives from 50 countries around the world. Get inspired. Get involved.
Become an ambassador
Completed a Teach First programme? That makes you an ambassador.
Already an ambassador? Connect with others who can help you and your students, stay up to date on the latest opportunities and stay in touch with Teach First. There are many ways you can keep connected.
Sign up to the monthly ambassador bulletin
Don’t miss out on rich, relevant news and great opportunities for ambassadors. Just email us and we’ll make sure you're added to our mailing list.
Look in the directory
If you’re an ambassador, you can log in to the directory to find other ambassadors throughout the world. Don’t forget to log in and keep your details up to date.
Use LinkedIn to find ambassadors
Find new LinkedIn connections. There are over 8,000 ambassadors and former Teach First staff members on LinkedIn. Looking for someone who could help you progress in your career, or opportunities to help a student? Search by location and industry and send them a message.
Find ambassadors on Facebook
Join a group that matches your interests. There are over 30 ambassador Facebook groups focusing on different cohorts and areas of interest. And if you can’t find the right one, then set one up.
Follow us on @TF_Ambassadors
Keep your finger on the pulse. Follow the @TF_Ambassadors account and you’ll find over 2,000 followers, most of whom are ambassadors. Get involved and discover the incredible impact ambassadors are having right across the UK.
Share your time and expertise
Volunteer as an ambassador. There are lots of different ways to get involved. And you’ll be helping to create a fair education for all.
Join or set up a network
We’re here to support ambassadors who want to work with others to become better teachers and leaders and increase their personal impact on making education fair.
Need a hand? Looking to connect with other Teach First ambassadors? We’re here to help, so get in touch.
Being in Teach First makes me feel part of something bigger…it’s like a family that pushes me to be better while supporting me to do so.