Teach First

Is Teach First for me?

To be successful in engaging the full potential of your students – and to take advantage of the opportunities Teach First presents – you'll need to be someone with bright ideas, gritty determination, awesome communication skills and a desire to defy convention. You'll combine a strong work ethic and self-discipline with warmth, empathy and humility. And you'll have to be resilient – very resilient. A sense of humour will be useful too – if you aren't able to laugh at yourself, it will seem like a very long two years. In short, you'll need to be someone special, and that's just the beginning.

To be eligible to apply to the Teach First Leadership Development Programme you will need to satisfy our minimum requirements. Selection is based on your ability to demonstrate our competencies and prove relevant subject knowledge.

How to apply