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Our two-year Leadership Development Programme provides world-class teacher and leadership training for people who are passionate about giving children from the poorest backgrounds a great education.

Applications for the Leadership Development Programme are closed for a short amount of time over the summer whilst we refresh our application form. If you are interested in applying for our programme, please register your interest and we'll be in touch when applications reopen. 


“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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