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Ten things you'll do on our programme

Ten things you'll do on our programme

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 list of ten things you'll do on the Leadership Development Programme, each one a different reason why you should apply today. 

1. Spend five weeks at our Summer Institute meeting incredible people.  

Not only other participants from your region but also experts in the education field. You'll also experience a variety of sessions, events and activities.  

2. Work with children who will tell you, ‘you have changed my life.’  

It will hit you right in the feels and you’ll swell with pride and mumble something about cutting onions. 

3. Flex your creative muscle and decorate your classroom with some great learning-based puns.  

Or reframe a lesson to help pupils understand a challenging concept and build their self-esteem. 

4. Become part of a powerful network and gain access to influential organisations and experts in education.  

There will be events, socials and hopefully hors d'oeuvres but you’ll also meet lots of new friends who are willing to lend an ear and offer some sage advice.  


5. Get pumped at the thought you might be teaching the future Tawakkol Karman or Steve Jobs. 

Sometimes all they need is a spark of inspiration that you’ll provide. 


6. Become a best-in-class presenter, a highly desirable skill for whatever you do post-programme. 

Talk with so much conviction you could sell wood to a forest. 


7. Come to love the unpredictability of your day. 

No two days are the same. Each brings a different challenge and a chance to work with young minds. 


8. Enjoy continual professional development opportunities and support networks. 

Teach First will provide you with all the tools you need to stay slaying the game throughout the two years and beyond. 


9. Real responsibility from day dot.  

From the classroom to one of your own, you’ll have the chance to make your mark straight out of the gate. 


10. Be an inspiration in the classroom and give each young person you teach the chance of a better future. 

It’s a two-year programme but you’ll get advanced leadership skills for life. 


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