Teach First

Why we exist

In Britain today

It takes time and persistence to change the story of a child's lifetime

But with every day that goes by, thousands more children get left behind

The stark reality

The achievement gap

Begins long before a child starts primary school, and continues long after. 

A child growing up in poverty can all too often become trapped in a downward spiral of scarce job opportunities, poor health and involvement with crime.

In some areas they will even die sooner than their wealthier neighbours.

The reasons are complex

Educational inequality in the UK is real

It’s happening here, it’s happening now and it’s preventing too many children from living the lives they could and should

We are Teach First and we believe this can change

What you can do

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