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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.


Teach First responds to Save the Children's Early Years campaign

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”


Social mobility charity targets ‘cold spots’ for investment during Education Secretary visit to Derby

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.