Teach First


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presentation at University of Sussex by Jennifer Williams, Teach First, March 2010

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  • Music – The Matrix
  • Teach first believes this is wrong and there is another way. Research has shown that excellent teaching and leadership in schools can completely change this correlation….
  • This is our mission, and with your help we can address educational disadvantage.
  • Individual script – explain before displaying slide
  • Paid, hands on training The Teach First delivered module of the Leadership Development Programme focuses on these three areas: Each of these areas will feature a number of optional and compulsory elements and events, formal and informal, which fit around your demanding teaching schedule. They combine to offer training in the behaviours of effective leadership and the skills that you will need to ensure you are raising the achievement of your pupils and setting yourself up to be a leader in any sector.  Ambassadors – more later
  • Teach First places participants in one of five regions, as educational disadvantage is very much a national problem, which we can only help solve if we are working with all the schools that need us most. Can anyone name one of our regions? We work with challenging schools, which will generally meet one or more of the criteria here. We equip participants to impact in the classroom by tackling the 3 a’s = Achievement, aspirations and access
  • We have over 80 Supporters that agree Teach First is having a real impact in the most challenging schools in the UK, in addition many look to Teach First for their leaders of the future. We are also able to offer a deferred entry programme with five leading organisations : Accenture; BarCap; CSFS; P+G and PWC who will defer their graduate programme offer for two years so you can Teach First.
  • So what do our ambassadors do? All sorts of jobs and ventures, we are pleased to say we have lots of ambassadors on staff, a number who have started their own educational charities and many who are taking their experiences to businesses and organisations, some of which you will recognise as Teach First supporters, across the country and the world. Of the 50% that are still in schools, many are now in management positions. The most recent (07) cohort has 21% of those still in teaching in a management position: this increases by roughly 10% each year to the 05 cohort where 50% of those in schools are now in leadership positions. We are also pleased to see our first ambassador become a head teacher and this year we have our first ambassadors taking part in our Teach First Colleges initiative reaching even more pupils.
  • This September we will be able to make the biggest impact in education in England than ever before and we do still have some positions available for our leadership development programme starting in summer 2010. These are for shortage subjects only (Maths, ICT, DT and Science). If you are not eligible to teach one of these subjects, we will open for 2011 on 1st June 2010.
  • After the minimum requirements, selection for the Teach First programme is based on your ability to demonstrate relevant subject knowledge and the following competencies: Focus on ONE and guide to website / brochure / 1-2-1 session as appropriate. Explain app. Process: online form – a/c – offer and SKA and also quick turnaround
  • Thank you for coming to our presentation Does anyone have any questions? (Answer any that are shouted out). Add next event / 1-2-1 details.
  • Teach First

    1. 1. Teach First Question Time
    2. 2. It’s not fair The most shocking determinant of a child’s educational success in England is… … the wealth of their parents, thus reducing their life chances substantially
    3. 3. It doesn’t have to be this way… Source: Sanders & Rivers Cumulative and Residual Effects on Future Student Academic Achievement 53 Percentile Places
    4. 4. This is where Teach First comes in…
    5. 5. What do we do? <ul><li>Teach First recruits top graduates to commit to a two year Leadership Development Programme teaching in a challenging school. Participants are provided with two years of training starting with six intensive weeks before starting full time in their school. </li></ul><ul><li>After your initial two year commitment to school, you choose what to do next – inside or outside of the classroom – but whatever you choose to do we will support you, as a leader in all fields, to continue to address educational disadvantage in your role as a Teach First Ambassador. </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Two years fully paid teaching in a challenging secondary school, making a difference in </li></ul><ul><li>the classroom addressing educational disadvantage whilst developing transferable </li></ul><ul><li>skills that set you apart in a competitive marketplace. </li></ul><ul><li>Participants benefit from an innovative leadership development programme focussing </li></ul><ul><li>on three areas: Leading Learning, Leading People and Leading Organisations, which is </li></ul><ul><li>Fully endorsed by a range of supporters, </li></ul><ul><li>Gain a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and the opportunity to work </li></ul><ul><li>towards a Masters </li></ul><ul><li>Become part of a network of ambassadors all aiming to address educational </li></ul><ul><li>disadvantage in the long term – whatever career they choose. </li></ul>Why Teach First?
    7. 7. Where do we do it? East Midlands, London, North West, West Midlands and Yorkshire <ul><li>To benefit from access to Teach </li></ul><ul><li>First participants schools generally </li></ul><ul><li>meet one of three criteria: </li></ul><ul><li>National Challenge or City </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge school </li></ul><ul><li>30% or more of pupils receive free school meals </li></ul><ul><li>25% or less A*-C GCSE grades </li></ul>
    8. 8. We think it works, and we’re not alone… Accenture Arup Association of School and College Leaders Barclays Capital British Library BUNAC Business in the Community Cadbury Canary Wharf Group Capital One Citi Foundation City&Law City of London Civil Service Fast Stream Clifford Chance CMS Cameron McKenna Conservative Party Credit Suisse Deloitte DCSF Edison Learning UK Ernst & Young Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Financial Services Authority Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer GlaxoSmithKline Google GTI Media HSBC Imperial College Business School Institute of Education Institution of Engineering and Technology IPPR Labour Party Liberal Democrat Party London Development Agency London First McKinsey & Company National Association for Head Teachers National Union of Teachers Office of the Prime Minister Procter & Gamble RM Rothschild Salesforce.com School Governors One-Stop Shop Shell Social Market Foundation Teachers TV The Goldman Sachs Foundation The Mercers’ Company The Westminster Foundation & Grosvenor Trusts Training & Development Agency for Schools Training and Development Agency Transport for London UBS UnLtd VSO World Bank
    9. 9. Ambassadors: Where are they now? Year on year, approximately 50% of our Ambassadors have opted to stay in teaching and continue to address educational disadvantage this way. Others have moved to a variety of leading organisations, including: ARK, Accenture, AstraZenica, Barclays Capital, BT, Capital One Bank, Civil Service Fast Stream, DCSF, Deloitte, EMI, Freshfields, Google, GSK, Hammonds LLP, HSBC, IBM, Imperial College London, JP Morgan, NHS, Oliver Wyman Limited, Procter & Gamble, PWC, Teach for India and many more……
    10. 10. We are looking for: <ul><li>2.1 degree or above </li></ul><ul><li>300 UCAS points (or equivalent, excluding General Studies) </li></ul><ul><li>Degree in a subject that is aligned to a National Curriculum subject or A-level grade A or B in certain subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Grade C (or equivalent) in GCSE Maths and English </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility to work anywhere within the East Midlands, London, North West, West Midlands and Yorkshire regions </li></ul><ul><li>An ability to demonstrate relevant subject knowledge </li></ul>
    11. 11. Our Competencies: <ul><li>Humility, Respect and Empathy </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Planning and Organising </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>Resilience </li></ul><ul><li>Self Evaluation </li></ul>
    12. 12. Any Questions? <ul><li>Jen Williams </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>Final Deadline: 2 nd April 2010 Apply online @ www.teachfirst.org.uk