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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.
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
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
"I'm really enjoying being a governor. It's a great way to put my educational knowledge to good use, allows me to stay connected to schools and is allowing me to develop skills that will be useful
The pupils of one of our participants in Manchester have written a poem celebrating their city on the one-year anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack in which 22 people lost their lives.
Tom Beveridge loved living and teaching in London after completing Teach First’s training programme, but after swapping the capital for the West Country, he is now Head of The Dean Academy in Lydney,
Our Innovation Unit began helping people turn great ideas into brilliant projects back in 2012. And, most importantly, these social enterprises have helped kids make the most of their talents across
It’s an understatement to say that Tom Harbour has had a busy year. As a Teach First Ambassador who continued to teach after completing the Leadership Development Programme, Tom’s story started when
We work in partnership with schools to help young people from low-income communities in England get what they need to prepare them for adult life. Here’s how Alice Coates got on as a recent alumna of
You could say the main job of a teacher is to have answers, so the irony isn’t lost on me when people ask why I picked teaching as a career and I don’t seem to have an answer. But if I was to limit
Some people’s first encounter with Teach First is as a participant on our Leadership Development Programme after they graduate. But, for many, that journey starts much sooner, while they’re at
Changing jobs is frightening enough. Changing an entire career is even more terrifying. But if the urge to teach just won’t go away it’s a good sign you should give it a try. These people did and they
Teaching science, maths or design and technology on our Leadership Development Programme is exciting and rewarding, it opens doors to great professional opportunities and enables you to make a crucial
Our ambassador community grows every year, as another cohort completes the Leadership Development Programme.
Teaching is a tough job. There’s a lot of responsibility and working with young people on a day-to-day basis is rewarding and demanding in equal measure. To help our teachers overcome any challenges
With a successful television career under her belt, Sarah Baxter felt the urge to try something new. We spoke to her about what drove her to swap exotic filming locations for a south London classroom.
Have you got what it takes to stand in front of a class of children from low-income communities and help raise their academic achievements, hopes for the future and chance of success in life?
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