Who we are

We believe education is the most powerful tool to help a child fulfil their potential.

Teach First is an education charity

Since 2003, we’ve been improving the life chances and choices for children experiencing poverty.

We train talented teachers and equip school leaders working in some of the poorest areas of the country – to give children with the fewest opportunities access to a great education.

Read about our impact.

We are Teach First

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We are a community

Working inside the classroom and beyond. To bring an end to educational inequality.

Because a child’s future shouldn’t depend on their postcode.

Will you join us?

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Who we’re working for

One in four children in the UK live in poverty.

They don’t get the opportunities they need to thrive in school.

And when they leave, they’re more likely to end up out of work or further training.

We’re here to help them fulfil their potential.

In the UK,

one in four children

live in poverty

Children on free school meals are

18 months behind

when they take their GCSEs

Children excluded from school are

four times more likely

to be from a poorer background

Rayyan, pupil wearing glasses smiling at camera
She made me believe that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.

Our strategy to 2030

Our vision is for every child to fulfil their potential.

It starts with a great education.

Let’s make sure all children, no matter where they grow up, can be whoever they want to be.

Read our strategy to 2030

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