• Record year for Teach First as two thirds of applicants pass screening

    The education charity Teach First has recruited a record cohort of trainee teachers after almost two in three passed its screening process. This summer, 1,735 trainees will join the scheme, which places high-flying graduates who might not have considered teaching in schools serving disadvantaged communities. If the next prime minister wants the country to thrive,

    9.55 Jul. 8th, 2019 | News

  • Teach Firsters return to the classroom ten years on

    Teachers who trained with education charity Teach First when it launched 15 years ago are returning to the profession, after leaving it behind to try out different industries. Data gathered by Teach First on trainees who joined the programme in 2003 and 2004 have shown that more of them were back in the classroom last

    5.00 Jul. 14th, 2018 | News

  • One in three reception children aren't 'school ready', warns Teach First

    Nearly one in three children who start primary school in England at the age of five are not “school ready”, according to new analysis by Teach First. The education charity looked at the number of new reception pupils who fail to meet the level of social and emotional development, knowledge and skills needed to provide the foundation for good progress through

    0.01 Apr. 14th, 2018 | News

  • Russell Hobby, outgoing general secretary, National Association of Head Teachers

    Russell Hobby did a profile with The Guardian when he started at the NAHT. In it the journalist interviewing him described him as the boy most likely to have his hand up in class. Given Hobby’s determined, enthusiastic and almost universally liked temperament, it seems a bang on point. But Hobby, with all the enthusiasm

    5.00 May. 30th, 2017 | Features