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UK ‘must try harder’ – Teach First response to PISA rankings

Education charity Teach First have responded to the OECD’s publication of the PISA international ranking of education systems. Brett Wigdortz, founder and chief executive of Teach First, said: 

“It’s very much a ‘must try harder’ for the UK. We’re doing slightly better than the average, but our score has hardly moved compared to three years ago.


Teach First statement on Social Mobility Commission state of the nation report

Commenting on the Social Mobility Commission’s annual state of the nation report, Brett Wigdortz OBE, Founder and CEO of Teach First said: 

“The report highlights the worrying divide between communities succeeding and those ‘left behind’. But we know what is possible. In the last 15 years, educational outcomes in London have been radically transformed, driving forward social mobility. We know this potential lies in every part of the country.”


Teach First calls for more men to take up the challenge of teaching as gender imbalance grows

Education charity Teach First is marking World Teachers' Day today (Wednesday 5 October) with a call for more men to become teachers, as the latest figures show a stubborn gender gap in the profession. At a time of continued recruitment challenges, the latest Government statistics reveal that just 26% of teachers in England are men - accounting for 38% of secondary teachers and only 15% of primary school teachers. The share of male teachers has declined since 2010.