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Teach First thanks teachers and supporters for their dedication

As we reach the end of term, Teach First is saying a big thank you to its teachers and supporters for their help in building a fair education system for all.

Teach First has worked with more than 5,000 schools in areas experiencing disadvantage this year, helping to change the lives of thousands of children.

Teach First CEO Russell Hobby said: “As we end the academic year and celebrate the start of our 20th anniversary, I want to send a big thank you to every one of the teachers we’ve worked with. They continue to make an incredible impact, ensuring all young people have the choices and chances they deserve.

“This comes after recent research from the NFER found that schools recruiting Teach First trainees are associated with young people obtaining better GCSE results and being more likely to attend university.”

These findings come in addition to recent Ofsted inspection results for Teach First’s Early Career Framework (ECF) and its Initial Teacher Training, receiving “outstanding” grades in all areas for both.

The inspections found Teach First “trainees are skilfully prepared to teach their subject and apply their learning to the specific context they are in”, through carefully informed coaching, becoming “highly reflective practitioners”.

The inspector wrote: “Trainees choose Teach First because they aspire to be skilled and responsive teachers who can make a difference to the education and lives of all children, particularly those who are disadvantaged.

“They buy into the academically rigorous and demanding programme knowing that they will be well supported by leaders and staff. The vast majority of trainees speak highly of the professional and pastoral support they receive, with many continuing as ‘future ambassadors’ of Teach First.”

For more information, please contact Jacob Archbold, or 0203 841 8483.

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About Teach First

Teach First is an education charity committed to giving children facing the biggest barriers the chance to fulfil their potential. It backs the schools with the toughest challenges.

The charity finds and trains teachers, develops their leadership teams and plugs them into networks of diverse expertise and opportunities to create real change.

Teach First has placed more than 15,000 teachers and leaders, has more than 130 headteachers in its training programme alumni and has supported more than two million pupils.

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