Teach First

Teach First is a charitable organisation based in London, whose vision is that 'No child's educational success is limited by their socio-economic background'

Teach First recruit, train and support high calibre graduates who will make a real impact on educational disadvantage through their exceptional and inspirational teaching. The Teach First Leadership Development Programme lasts for two years, with training providers, such as Canterbury Christ Church University, delivering the Initial Teacher Training (leading to PGCE and QTS) for the first year. 



About the programme

We are one of the training providers for participants based in schools within the London region, and we're the sole training provider for the South East region.

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selection & training

Selection for the programme is very competitive and includes a a rigorous assessment process. Training begins with a six-week 'Summer Institute'.

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In 2002, the University worked in partnership to set up the Teach First project and provide the training for the London region participants as they work towards Qualified Teacher Status.

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