The Worshipful Company of Butchers has generously funded participants on Teach First’s Leadership Development Programme (LDP) for three years. In September 2016, they renewed our partnership, and we are incredibly excited to start a new phase of support and engagement furthering our work to end educational inequality.
Over the partnership, the Butchers have been involved in a range of volunteering opportunities, such as hosting several Workplace visits, where pupils from Teach First partner schools go into businesses to get vital careers and employability support. These experiences are hugely beneficial to our pupils, with one teacher who attended a visit at Aubrey Allen Butchers in 2016 saying, “It was a great opportunity for students to understand the range of options available when they leave school.” He was also impressed by the talk from an Aubrey Allen apprentice who talked about her experience of their apprenticeship programme.
The Butchers also have five people registered to become coaches in the next year. The Coaching programme offers our teachers the chance to be coached for a year by experienced professionals from outside the school context supporting them to provide the best possible education for their students.
To thank The Butchers for their support, our Chair, Paul Drechsler CBE, and Jessica Mason, the Teach First Vice-President - a role which represents current participants and our ambassador community - attended a Butcher’s Court Lunch. Guests heard about the importance of developing leaders in education and about Jessica’s time as a participant.
We are incredibly grateful for all the support that the Butchers have provided over the last three years and look forward to developing our partnership further to support even more young people to get a brilliant education.