• Brett Wigdortz, founder, Teach First

    “I have never known what is weird and what is not,” says Brett Wigdortz, the man who founded teacher training programme Teach First 15 years ago and, as its chief executive, oversaw its meteoric rise before stepping aside this summer. Born in Asbury Park, New Jersey – Bruce Springsteen’s home town – Wigdortz’s north Atlantic

    5.00 Sep. 19th, 2017 | Features

  • Teach First plans 40% growth in social opportunity areas

    Teach First plans to shift its focus away from London to six of the government’s 12 “opportunity areas”. Brett Wigdortz, the charity’s founder and outgoing chief executive, made the announcement during a school visit to Derby with the education secretary Justine Greening last week. He said the move would would be a 40 per cent

    5.00 Feb. 11th, 2017 | News

  • Brett Wigdortz to step down as Teach First chief executive

    Teach First founder Brett Wigdortz will step down as chief executive of the teacher training charity at the end of October. Wigdortz founded Teach First 15 years ago and was recently named in Debrett’s list of the most influential people in education this year. He masterminded the business plan for the elite teacher training programme

    0.01 Jan. 27th, 2017 | News