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Diversity & inclusion

We believe in the power of diversity in 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 is put at an educational disadvantage because of 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 social change, by working towards achieving the Teach First vision.

The diversity of our 2016 cohort



* of those who disclosed this information (this does not include those who selected prefer not to say)
4 BAME - Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic
5 LGBT - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender


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