In the UK, the link between income and success at school is stronger than almost anywhere in the developed world. We can change this.
Teach First is an influential charity training and supporting people with leadership potential to become inspirational teachers in schools in low income communities across the UK. Our vision is that no child’s educational success is limited by their socio-economic background.
Since 2002 we have placed over 5,500 graduates in schools across England and Wales, and helped change the lives of thousands of young people.
The Teach First journey begins with an exceptional Leadership Development Programme. This personalised programme encompasses high-quality training, supportive coaching, work experience and a PGCE qualification. The skills and experience gained can be taken forward into any career. That’s why over 80 high-profile businesses from all sectors recognise Teach First’s ability to effect change and develop leaders for the future. Put simply, they know that graduates who can engage, stimulate and inspire in the classroom can handle pretty much any situation in any organisation.
As well as placing inspirational teachers in the classroom, we tackle educational disadvantage through our network of ambassadors – people who have completed the Leadership Development Programme and gone on to achieve influential leadership positions in education, business and beyond.
Some people join us knowing they want to stay in education; some are sure that they don’t; and others are uncertain about their plans. All of them find the experience of Teach First to be powerful, rewarding and enlightening. And all are changed by it.