Which schools do we work with?

Eligibility is determined by a points system that combines not only economic deprivation amongst pupils but also the local achievement gap between poorer children and their wealthier peers. The criteria mean 32% of English primary schools and 36% of English secondary schools are eligible to work with Teach First. Find out more about eligibility here.

Teach First Cymru works with schools in areas where pupil deprivation has an acute impact on outcomes. Please contact the Teach First Cymru office for further details regarding school eligibility. 

How much does it cost?

The fees contribute to the costs associated with recruiting, placing, training and supporting participants to teach in your school throughout the two years. Our school fees cover a percentage of the total cost, whilst the majority of funding is acquired from the government. For a full breakdown of the fees per participant, please speak to your local Teach First team.

What happens after the two years?

More than half of our participants remain in teaching when they have completed the programme. Participants and ambassadors also have the option to work towards a Master's qualification, designed to further their leadership abilities.

What specific requirements are placed on Early Years participants?

- They spend 20 days completing an alternative key stage placement (usually in the same school) in Key Stage.
- They spend five days widening their experience by teaching in a contrasting school.
- They have their first five-day placement in a 0-3 setting to increase their understanding of early child development, fully funded at £200 per day (this should be completed before the end of the third term of their first year).

What specific requirements are placed on primary participants?

Participants spend at least 20 days completing an alternative key stage placement within the 5-11 age range.

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