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At a school in Essex, Joe Graffham coaches the Year 10 football team. He has also set up a new politics A-level course (already oversubscribed) and organised a trip to the Houses of Parliament for pupils who’d never been to central London. That’s in addition to his full-time teaching...

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What did you do at work today?

Our recruitment video “ What did you do at work today? ” gives a glimpse of the challenges and rewards a teacher experiences every day. But don’t take our word for it. Robin, who stars in the video, says every word is true. And he should know. Robin spent two years on our Leadership Development...

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Meeting the challenge: The experience of schools serving areas of greatest need

Our series of five area case studies examined the experience of schools working within areas of greatest need. As Teach First targets its work towards the areas where it can have the most impact, understanding what makes local contexts distinctive is key. Teach First’s Research, Evaluation and...

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Assessing educational need in Hackney

Our comparative study of Hackney sought to identify what lessons might be learned from Hackney's educational success and how they might be applied to 'areas of greatest need'. As Teach First targets its work towards the areas where it can have the most impact, understanding what makes local...

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Assessing educational need in South Wales

Our study of South Wales identified the need to ensure young people know, and can access, the opportunities available to them. Much of education policy is devolved to the National Assembly in Wales, and over time the approaches to education within England and Wales have started to diverge...

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