Teach First

What support do participants receive?

Secondary school pupils and teacher

All participants receive a significant level of support during their time on the programme from their school, university tutors and from us at Teach First.

A number of the key roles in your participant’s development are featured below:

All participants work with one of our university training partners towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and Qualified Teacher Status during the first year. Tutors provide intensive support during the first half term to ensure they are progressing as expected, as well as continued support throughout the year to help them develop as effective classroom practitioners.

“Our experience with Teach First has been really positive. We have participants in their first and second years and they’re both progressing fantastically. They came equipped with the right attitude to succeed and our school had the right mentality to know that the participants would require support and we ensured this was in place for them.”

Mandy Lancy, Headteacher, Oak Hill Academy, Hounslow

All our school partners use their own experience and expertise to help develop their participants. Our partner schools allocate two mentors to assist with their development in both the teaching of their core subject, and their overall professional teaching practice. We offer all mentors bespoke training to assist them in supporting participants, and to contribute to their own development too.
Participant Development Leads (PDLs)
PDLs are Teach First employees who play a unique role in participants’ development. They are all qualified teachers with leadership experience, who have the skills to support and mentor our participants, allowing them to complete the two-year programme and become effective and inspirational teachers.
Need more information?
Please contact one of our teams who will be able to answer your questions and give you the information you need.