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Business leaders have today challenged the Government to set out a plan to tackle educational inequality and help avert a shortage of millions of skilled workers.
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In response to Save the Children’s Early Years campaign, James Westhead, Executive Director of Teach First said:
“High quality Early Years education is absolutely vital to close the attainment gap for the poorest children. As it stands, far too many children start school over a year behind academically. This is why we fully support the call for an Early Years teacher in every nursery. This will help to ensure all children, whatever their background, have the same chance to succeed”
Secretary of State for Education visits Teach First partner school in Derby
Social mobility charity Teach First has used the visit of the Education Secretary to a Derby school today to announce it will increase the number of its participants teaching in the areas identified as social mobility cold spots, including the area’s schools.
Justine Greening, the Secretary of State for Education, has visited Teach First partner school, Derby Moor Community Sports College, to show her support for the charity’s work in Derby and the East Midlands.
The founder of the education charity, Teach First, announced today he will be moving on from his role as chief executive later this year which marks the charity’s fifteenth anniversary. Brett Wigdortz OBE will remain as CEO until the end of October 2017, when he will hand over to his successor.
Brett Wigdortz, CEO and Founder of Teach First said:
“All of us at Teach First are immensely proud to have won this award and have our participants' and alumni's leadership recognised in this way. Education in London has been transformed over the last 15 years and more children than ever before are getting the education they deserve, whatever their background. We didn’t achieve this alone - but alongside many committed others - working in collaborating to unlock the life chances of pupils across London.”
Pupils from low-income backgrounds to benefit from charity and business partnership on careers