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Teach First Founder announces he is stepping down as Chief Executive

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.


Teach First wins London First's 25th Anniversary School Leadership Award

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.”


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.”