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Joining the Leadership Development Programme means more than just teaching. It means leading young minds, forging relationships and having an impact that lasts far beyond the last day of school. It means building better futures for children who are let down by society.



“I was contacted by some of my former students three years after I taught them and invited to attend their prom night. They felt I had influenced their school careers and wanted me to be there. That’s a special feeling that you won’t get anywhere else.”

Soo Mi Do

Teach First ambassador and Senior Associate, PwC


Highlights of our two-year programme

Competitive salary
Basic salary for an unqualified teacher in year 1, and basic salary for a newly qualified teacher in year 2.
World-class training
Fully-funded teaching and leadership training that earns you a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE).
Based on global best practice & research
Over 14 years of experience and feedback from leading employers, teaching experts and previous participants.
Expand your qualifications
Option to top up the PGDE to a Master's degree to further develop your teaching and leadership skills.


“The commitment and talent of others in the Teach First community was a source of inspiration and support.”

Max Haimendorf, Secondary Headteacher and Teach First Ambassador


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We recruit from all over the UK and place our participants in teaching jobs with schools in England and Wales.
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