Greenwich, United Kingdom
Teach First is an independent educational charity, Reg. No. 1098294, established in 2002 to directly address the problem of educational disadvantage. Now in its eighth year, Teach First has already changed the lives of thousands of young people. Working with a range of partner organisations Teach First harnesses the energy, enthusiasm and drive of exceptional graduates to provide leadership, motivation and, above all, inspirational teaching in challenging schools across England, through a two year Leadership Development Programme. The Programme combines working, qualifying and training as a teacher with leadership development training, coaching and mentoring, and a range of networking and internship opportunities. Beyond the two-year Programme, Teach First works to empower, equip and mobilise its ambassadors (alumni) with the skills, tools and networks they need to support the Teach First mission by driving forward sustainable change in education from both inside and outside the classroom.
Teach First is currently ranked 8th in the coveted league of Times Top 100 Graduate Employers – the highest ranked charity in Britain, and was the Charity Awards Education and Training Charity of the Year 2009. The organisation currently has 160 employees across the country with an annual operating budget of over £12 million. We rely on voluntary donations from companies and foundations and other sources to continue our work. We also receive support from the government and uniquely have been identified by all three political parties in their election manifestoes as an initiative they each wish to support and expand.
More information can be found at: www.teachfirst.org.uk