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An £11.20 weekly food budget for National School Meals Week

Kwasi Abban, of the Teach First Bristol Society, raised almost £100 for our Futures Programme through a sponsored free school meals challenge in which he lived on £11.20 for a week. Teach First societies are student-led groups at...

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Citi's 'E for Education' campaign raises over £450,000 for us

We're pleased to announce that we will benefit from a funding boost of over £458,86 8 following a successful ' E for Education ' cam p ai gn by our supporters Citi. This money will be used to further our mission of tackling educational...

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Leadership in Practice

In a study carried out by Teach First’s Research, Evaluation and Impact team between April and July 2016, we examined the empirical evidence supporting some popular ideas about leadership and asked leaders across a range of sectors to identify the most important attributes of an effective leader...

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10 things you (probably) didn’t know about PISA

Today sees the release of the latest version of PISA results, the set of tests that compares what 15 year olds can (and can’t) do across the world and keeps education ministers across the world up at night. While international comparisons are tricky, the tests and surveys are still an amazing...

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PISA 2015: Initial Analysis

Every three years edu-nerds get an early Christmas present with the publication of the OECD’s PISA dataset which compares performance across dozens of education systems. The data is picked over avidly from Sydney to Shanghai and can make or break the careers of politicians and policy-makers who’ve...

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Assessing educational need in Wolverhampton and Walsall

Our study of Wolverhampton and Walsall identified the need to ensure young people know, and can access, the opportunities available to them. As Teach First targets its work towards the areas where it can have the most impact, understanding what makes local contexts distinctive is key. Wolverhampton...

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