You need to be resilient- you're confronted with new situations all the time you never know what the next day will bring.
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Recruitment & selection

Importance of Diversity

Importance of Diversity

At Teach First, we believe in the power of diversity and advancing equality.

We harness the different perspectives, experiences, and talents of our society in order to learn from each other and best serve our culturally rich and diverse communities. This strengthens the movement to ensure that no child’s educational success is limited by their socio-economic background.

Our definition of diversity encompasses inclusion and equality. We consider diversity broadly, to embody all the differences- life experiences, work experiences, perspectives, cultures, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, religion, class, sexual orientation and other aspects of life that make us unique individuals. Inclusion entails building an environment where differences are valued and people are empowered. An inclusive environment encourages all to contribute their unique perspectives and capabilities, and fully engages our diverse society in working towards achieving the Teach First vision.

Our selection process

We are committed to ensuring that all applicants to the Teach First Leadership Development Programme are treated fairly and with respect, irrespective of their gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, race, religion/belief or disability. We welcome the opportunity to discuss with you any reasonable adjustments required in relation to our application process. If you would like to contact a member of our recruitment team please email recruitment@teachfirst.org.uk.

During our selection process all sensitive data (name, DOB, gender, ethnic group, disability, school) as well as regional preference is removed before an application form is screened. The information provided on the form is used solely for the purpose of monitoring the effectiveness of our equal opportunities policy and will not form part of the selection process. Responses will be treated in the strictest confidence and assessors in the Teach First selection process will not see responses to these questions. All applications are screened independently twice to ensure consistency.

Hints & Tips

Hints & Tips

Our Selection process is about identifying your potential so we’ve prepared some pointers on how to make the most of the opportunity.

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Application form

Recruitment & selection

If you’ve done your research and understand what’s expected of you then it’s time to move on to the application form. Check the vacancy listings page for subject availability and submit your Teach First application now.

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