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What you are about to read is my account of life at the Totteridge Academy. Now, before I dive in, you should probably know a few details about me; my name is Maddie, I’m currently writing this as a
How do you go from being a teenager who hates English to a school’s deputy head of English department in less than ten years? Teach First teacher Laurell Milton has done just that, and is now teaching
Charles is a 2017 Teach First participant teaching English in West London. Earlier in his career he taught at independent and private schools, but has spent the last fifteen years in school management
Charlotte, Bilal and Grace are among the students at universities around the UK who’ve discovered that being a Teach First Brand Manager is much more than your average student job – and one that’s
Each year a new cohort joins our Leadership Development Programme, beginning their two-year journey to becoming a fully qualified teacher and a leader in and out of the classroom. We've compiled a
It’s that time of year again – when overnight queues form outside Apple stores and news headlines won’t let up about the newest iPhone.
This year sees our ambassador network grow to over 8,000, all of whom share a common experience and commitment to creating positive, lasting change in education.
Sarah was at the height of a successful marketing career when she decided it was time for a change. "…what surprised me is how much I consistently love being in the classroom. When I'm stood in front
We’ve captured in pictures what happens on our award-winning internship the Insight Programme - a two-week opportunity exclusively for STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) undergraduates.
Biomedical sciences student Ewan Jones took part in our two-week internship, the Insight Programme, to find out more about Teach First and our Leadership Development Programme.
Head of Geography and 2013 ambassador Ben Tainsh shares an insight into what it is like to teach at The Totteridge Academy, headed up by Teach First ambassador Chris Fairbairn.
Imagine you’re two weeks into Summer Institute and you get the call to say your wife has gone into labour. That’s exactly what happened to 2014 participant Nikhil Kapila. We spoke to him about
As the Teacher Development Conference and Summer Institute draw to a close, we’re looking back at some of the best #TFSI2018 tweets.
Football: it’s a funny old sport, a game of two halves, a level playing field and an endless source of clichés.
Three years ago we made a big call at Teach First. We looked at our Leadership Development Programme and decided that, even though it was rated Outstanding by Ofsted and was the third most prestigious
Located in an area of particular social deprivation, Netherton CofE Primary School in Dudley was failing to recruit the kind of teachers they needed to inspire their pupils and drive change. So, in
Laura Brown (2010 ambassador) talks about her experience of being a school governor, including the importance of asking questions and learning from others' experiences.
Are you considering undertaking a voluntary role where you can have a wider impact on education? Do you want to develop skills that will help you progress in your paid role? Sarah Hayward, Science
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