In the UK today, the link between how much your family earn and how well you do in school and in life is stronger than almost anywhere in the developed world. It doesn’t have to be this way.
We are a charity working to end educational inequality. We believe inspirational teaching and leadership is key to helping every child succeed, regardless of their background. Since 2002 over 7000 graduates have joined the Teach First Leadership Development Programme (LDP) in schools across England and Wales and helped change the lives of thousands of young people in low-income communities.
The LDP is a personalised programme encompassing high-quality training, supportive coaching, work experience and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education qualification (worth double the credits of a PGCE). The skills and experience gained can be taken forward into any career. That’s why many businesses recognise our programme’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.
Your LDP is a two-year commitment, but we want it to be the foundation of a life-long engagement with our work to ensure every young person has an education they can be proud of. As well as training inspirational teachers in the classroom, we support our network of ambassadors – those who have completed the LDP - to drive forward change in education in 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 our Leadership Development Programme to be powerful, rewarding and enlightening. And all are changed by it.
Apply now for the 2017 cohort. Education has the power to transform lives. So do you.