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Our impact

Since 2003, we’ve improved the life chances and choices of over two million pupils.

But society is still failing too many children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

By working together, we can change this.

It starts with a great education. But it doesn’t end there. Children need the skills, connections and confidence to live the lives they want.

Empowered to fulfil their potential and make a positive impact. This impact ripples out through their families, workplaces, communities, cities and society. 

Teach First made a disproportionate contribution to the transformation of London schools.
Centre for London and CfBT Education Trust

We’ve placed more than 16,000 teachers in low-income areas, supporting more than two million children to fulfil their potential.

But we want to help even more.

We now work with schools in every region of England, helping them make a difference where it’s needed most.

We’ve been working with Teach First for seven years. The difference they make is huge.
Rose Hughes,
Headteacher, West Midlands

Departments with Teach First trainees get significantly better GCSE results than similar departments or schools without Teach First trainees.
And opportunities after leaving school are better, too:

  • More pupils go on to attend university. And a higher proportion of these pupils go to a Russell Group university.
  • In the long term, young people who went to a school with a Teach First trained careers leader are more likely to be in education, work or training.

Read our impact report

There are so many leadership opportunities... you’re really pushed and supported to succeed.
Fiona McGregor,
2011 ambassador and Assistant Principal at Thomas Hepburn Community Academy

Our teachers become leaders

When they’re ready, we help our teachers step up and lead change.

This support makes our teachers 12 times more likely to progress to senior leadership roles early in their career than those who train through higher education institute routes.

Four years into teaching,

50% of people who've completed our Training Programme

are in middle leadership positions

The schools facing the biggest challenges deserve the best support

Our ambassadors work to connect schools to a community full of expertise and support. And they connect each other to opportunities to make a bigger difference.

They also help create a policy environment that makes life easier for schools.

280 people who’ve completed our Training Programme are working in government and policy positions. And 200 work in senior positions in the charity sector.

Female teacher smiles at male pupil
My experience in the classroom – and as a school governor – has been really valuable, providing me with motivation and perspective.
Patrick Curry,
2007 ambassador and Deputy Director
Education Funding Group, Department for Education

We understand what your school needs right now - work with us today

Great teachers, brilliant leaders and thriving schools - this is how we're fighting

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