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Ambassador School Governor Network

A space to connect with fellow ambassadors volunteering in school governance.  The aim of the network is to support ambassadors who volunteer or want to volunteer as school governors to be effective in their role and ensure that they can champion a fair education for all, from board level.

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Cultivating Change Network

The Cultivating Change Network is an innovative way for senior leaders across the South West of England to connect, learn and empower their schools to tackle some of the most pressing issues. Formed in partnership with Teach First and Jamie's Farm, the network aims to support senior leaders to feel upskilled and empowered to address mental health issues in their pupils. 

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Heads Forward Network

With over 90 ambassador Headteachers spread across the country, this network helps members connect, provide peer support and development, drive school improvement and make positive change in tackling educational inequality.

Its members come together for residentials. Attend one and you’ll get high-quality professional development, support and challenges, as well as the chance to build strong relationships with your peers.

Members also visit one another’s schools to see best practice in action and the network has an active WhatsApp group designed to be a quick way of solving problems on the job.

The network is led by ambassador Chairs Dennis Simms and Ben Keely.

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National Executive Leaders Network

The National Executive Leaders Network is for leaders across the education sector who have MAT Executive level responsibilities across more than one school. Their aims are to connect with other Executive leaders to share good practice and to build lasting professional relationships. 

National School Forum

The National Schools Forum is a diverse group Headteachers of Teach First Partner Schools from across the UK. It brings together the expertise of school leaders across phases, geographies and governance structures to represent the voice of the school community and to make sure Teach First is led by the needs of schools.

It devises solutions to the key issues that affect our schools’ ability to improve. It enables school leaders from all regions to network and share good practice. The network was established in June 2016 by Dr Vanessa Ogden, CEO of Mulberry Schools Trust and meets twice a year.

All members sit on their Local School Forums so what’s happening locally is connected to a national level – to galvanise action by schools, Teach First and others. The Chair of the forum is Anna Hennell James, CEO of Orwell Multi Academy Trust,  Suffolk and Vice- Chair is Jason Ashley, Head teacher at Redbridge Community School, Southampton.

Membership is by invitation.

Find out more by contacting your school partnerships contact Amanda Seward at

PSHRE (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education) Network

The PSHRE Network aims to connect and support teachers and leaders in schools to feel empowered to teach PSHRE to a high quality. 

Regional School Forums

Regional School Forums are regionally-run networks of local school leaders. They are an opportunity for headteachers of our partner schools to feedback on Teach First's work at a regional and national level, collectively working towards building a fair education for all children.

They're a great way for schools to network, share good practice and resources, and contribute to a self-improving system. The networks are managed by regional teams.  

Find out more by contacting your school partnerships contact Amanda Seward at

Senior Leadership Teacher (SLT) Network

The SLT Network supports the development of aspiring and current senior leaders in schools. Formed in 2018 by Teach First ambassadors in London, it hosts school visit events and practical CPD. The network is run by assistant and deputy headteachers from different training routes, including Teach First.

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Shared Headship Network

The Shared Headship Network offers invaluable support to professionals looking to share headship – with anything from networking opportunities, practical job application support and even coaching.

It was formed by Teach First ambassadors in London as a reaction to the growing challenge of teacher recruitment, retention and lack of headteachers. It’s led by four Teach First ambassadors in senior leadership roles who all work three or four days a week.

There’s lots to get involved in. The Shared Headship Network’s aims include growing its membership, placing five to ten leadership job shares and developing a pilot training and matching program with up to two London boroughs.



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SLT Network South West

The SLT Network is based in the South West of England and run by four SLT, hosting school visits and CPD. Their aim is to connect senior leaders & share knowledge across the region to improve outcomes.

This network is for senior leaders in the South West of England. 

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The National Executive Leader Network

This network is for anyone who has responsibilities across more than one school, with Multi Academy Trust Executive level responsibilities. They exist so that Executive Leaders have the opportunity to build connections with peers across different together to achieve more.

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Heads Forward Network

When David landed his first headship role, he was overwhelmed. Thanks to the support and resources of the Heads Forward network, he's learning to thrive.

David Crosby - Founding Principal of King’s Leadership Academy Bolton
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The Pastoral Network

The mental health and wellbeing of pupils is a top priority as schools rebuild from COVID-19. During lockdown, the Pastoral Network was founded to support this.

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