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Comment on schools funding announcement

For immediate use: Tuesday 18 July 2017

Commenting on the Secretary of State for Education’s announcement of an additional £1.3bn for schools, Sam Freedman, Executive Director at Teach First, said:

“This is really positive news, and great to see Justine Greening securing an increase in funding to ensure it keeps pace with the growing pupil population until 2020.  This will undoubtedly help ease the current pressure on schools.


Education charity partners with Cardiff Met and Bath Spa to train teachers for Welsh schools

Education charity Teach First Cymru has announced it will partner with Cardiff Metropolitan University, supported by Bath Spa University's Institute for Education, to deliver its innovative teacher training programme in Wales, placing around 25 teachers in Welsh schools this year.

Teach First’s Leadership Development Programme (LDP) is a two-year salaried route into teaching which places participants in schools serving low-income communities. Teach First Cymru launched in 2013, and has since placed 159 participants in 51 schools in Wales.


Teach First appoints new Chief Executive

Teach First’s trustee board has chosen a leading figure in UK education, Russell Hobby, to take over as Chief Executive of the social mobility and education charity later this year.


Teach First response to the Education Secretary's speech on 'ordinary working families'

For immediate use: Thursday 13 April 2017

Responding to the Education Secretary’s speech on ‘ordinary working families’, Brett Wigdortz OBE – Founder and Chief Executive of education charity Teach First, said:

“Today the Education Secretary has made clear that, from cradle to college, children from the poorest families are not getting the education they deserve. We can't accept this any longer.