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"Giving my pupils a piece of work that is challenging causes them not to be willing to try it, not be willing to fail," Charlotte told me, "And often results in them getting angry, getting upset,
Teach First ambassadors (that’s what we call everyone who’s been through our Leadership Development Programme) are a highly skilled bunch and they’re often keen to donate those skills to a great cause
Teach First is delighted to have been chosen by the Department of Education as one of the providers for the Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund.
There’s no denying it. The Leadership Development Programme isn't easy. But, for David Akata, who stars in our film “Teachers, we do more than just teach”, it was something he simply had to do. Behind
At a school in Essex, Joe Graffham coached the Year 10 football team. He also set up a new politics A-level course (oversubscribed) and organised a trip to the Houses of Parliament for pupils who had
Ally, a teacher in Bristol, comments on why the recent Careers Strategy is important for pupils in her school. Play your part by joining the Big Class Challenge.
Life doesn’t pause. No matter how much you want it to, time will never stand still just for you. When your life suddenly gets hit by a truck, quite literally, there is nothing you can do to slow down
Our two-day Taster Programme is an excellent way for students in their early years of study to learn more about our programmes and engage with our vision and mission. During our programme in November,
One thing’s for sure teaching is EMOTIONAL. We asked the Teach First community to tell us about the times they’ve been moved to tears at school.
We recently held a social mobility summit, where we invited a range of external speakers with differing views to debate issues around education. As part of this event we asked two of our speakers to
What does it take for a teacher to survive in a school which they themselves describe as ‘chaotic’, which may have seen numerous changes in leadership and direction, or might have suffered years of
Depression. It will affect 1 in 4 of us in any given year. So, that’s 25% of everybody. Focus in on stressful careers like teaching and that percentage will undoubtedly increase – whether this is an
Rachel Baker is in her third year studying English Literature at Newcastle University. She’s also a Teach First brand manager, which is a part-time paid job on campus. We caught up with her to ask
There’s more than one way to help give education inequality the boot. You can push yourself to the max for a very good cause at lots of exciting events, including this lot (we’ll help you fundraise
Challenging the Impossible can come in many guises. For Teach First as a whole, pushing social mobility to the top of the agenda has been a challenge that we’ve recently relished, with hundreds of
Teach First Ambassadors are standing at the election across the political spectrum for a variety of causes. Teach First is a registered charity and therefore is completely politically neutral.
A school site on a Wednesday afternoon in August is usually pretty silent, except at this one the day before A Level results day, where printers are working non-stop to reveal the results of hundreds
I’ve learned a lot from teaching and Teach First… I have always felt that if you can hold the attention of 30-odd teenagers you can do anything. Teach First teaches you to be resilient, get stuck in
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