Teach First

School Career Pathway launch

The School Career Pathway launch is just around the corner, with application window 19 October to 9 November 2016.

What are Career Pathways?

Programmes of training and support designed to help our ambassadors have even more impact in their existing roles, or explore new career possibilities. There are three Career Pathways: School, Charity & Social Enterprise and Policy & Research. They all launch at different times of the year, with School Pathway applications opening in October 2016.

Who can apply for the School Career Pathway?

The School Career Pathway is open to all ambassadors either in teaching or who are considering a return to teaching. It’s designed to help ambassadors take their teaching to the next level, or take the next step in their school leadership journey.



What support is available?

The School Career Pathway offers bespoke CPD, career coaching, networking events and much more. There are tailored sessions for different teaching levels, and CPD is delivered through webinars and in person in regions across the UK.

For those wanting to improve their teaching, there is a range of CPD, including our Classroom Excellence webinars and in person sessions delivered by partners Teaching Leaders and Future Leaders.

For middle and senior leaders we hold a weekend conference – the School Leaders’ Retreat, which last year hosted Leora Cruddas, Director of Policy and Public Relations at the Association of School and College Leaders, as a keynote speaker and a brilliant headteachers’ panel. The event also offers invaluable networking space for busy teachers, as well as professional development opportunities. Our session on post-level assessment delivered by ARK's Daisy Christodoulou was one of the most popular, describes by one attendee as ‘mind-blowing.’

For all ambassadors working in the classroom, career coaching, networking events and peer support offer opportunities for a deeper understanding of challenges and new ways to find creative solutions from different contexts. They also create really valuable connections between schools, subject areas and across phases.

“Really liked the launch of the Career Pathways this year - made me feel….that I was still part of the movement and could still get support from Teach First not only to develop my own career, but also to tackle the vision at the same time.” - Serena Turton, 2013 Ambassador.

Are you an ambassador who'd like to apply for the School Career Pathway?

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Not an ambassador but would like to know more about this work?

Email ambassadors@teachfirst.org.uk