Teach First is a charity working to break the link between low family income and poor educational attainment.
Participants embark on a two year Leadership Development Programme where they are placed, trained and supported to raise the achievement, aspirations, and access to opportunity of pupils from low socio-economic backgrounds.
Before beginning teaching, all participants complete a six-week Summer Institute which provides participants with core skills and knowledge that will support their teaching from September.
Throughout the first year, participants work towards a PGCE whilst undertaking around 90% of a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) timetable. In their second year, as NQTs, they further their impact in the classroom by setting visions and goals.
Participants spend a minimum of two years in the classroom of a school in challenging circumstances, after which they graduate to become Teach First ambassadors with a life-long commitment to ending inequality in education from both inside and outside the classroom.
The programme lasts for two years.
QTS after the first year, usually with a PGCE. Also credits towards a masters degree (Education, Educational Leadership or Leadership) should you chose to study further in the future.
You will be paid a salary depending on your experience and location plus get contributions towards a Teachers Pension.
Apply direct to Teach First. Recruitment ends when they reach their targets, so early application is advised.