In the summer of 2001, Charles, Prince of Wales, as President of Business in the Community, received a group of business and school leaders.  At this event, Ian Davis of McKinsey and Company agreed to produce a report on why inner-city schools were not functioning as well as they could, and what the economy could do to help improve London`s schools for organizers and London First.   The report highlighted the quality problems of London schools, particularly in central London. It confirmed the link between poverty and educational outcomes and found that the proportion of pupils who received free school meals in central London was three times higher than the national average. The report also highlighted how the level of student mobility hinders the progress of many young people. Fifteen per cent of students who attended inner-city schools came to school during the school year, left school or changed schools. This cycle affected student achievement at the age of 16. Let`s build long-term success. Together, we make teachers inspiring leaders and give your students access to life-changing opportunities. The recruitment process begins with the registration of interest and the subsequent submission of an online application (within 12 weeks).
If the online application is successful, applicants will be invited to participate in a one-day assessment centre consisting of a competency-based interview, a group case study and the provision of a sample lesson. Eight competencies are assessed throughout the recruitment process. If successful in the assessment centre, candidates will then receive a conditional offer to join Teach First, based on a subject-specific knowledge assessment and a classroom observation period. This funding and partnership will be an integral part of Teach First`s efforts to support schools in this unprecedented crisis. IG`s seed funding is a big start for Teach First`s efforts to provide a tailored recovery program for schools in the poorest areas that carry the disproportionate burden of COVID-19. Participants teach in the same school for both years. During the first year, participants work on a PGCE while completing about 90% of a newly qualified teacher`s (NQT) schedule. During the second year, participants work as NQT.
 Interns are placed in participating primary and secondary schools, where they commit to stay for the duration of the training program.  Schools where more than half of the students come from the poorest 30% of families are eligible, according to the Index of Income Deprivation Affecting Children.  Participants are paid and employed by the schools where they are housed.  Teach first participant development managers are all qualified teachers with leadership experience. They support and challenge participants during both years. The training will help them partner with companies, integrate careers into the curriculum, improve information for students, and understand how to measure the impact of their changes. Read below for more information on what we can offer, contact us and we will start building a partnership that meets your needs. If you hire an intern with us, they will also complete an internship with organizations in the private, public and tertiary sectors between their first and second year in the training program. These are called summer projects and help them gain skills and confidence that will bring them back to class. In response, Teach First said the results of the exam were not the “whole story” of the initiative, and that the number of children demanding free school meals was just as important in selecting the schools involved.  Teach First selects the schools in which it brings outstanding graduates, taking into account a number of criteria indicating the level of challenge at school, including the percentage of free school meals, GCSE exam scores, staff turnover, and the schools` difficulties in hiring new teachers.
 In addition, Deloitte`s Chairman of the Board in the UK, Nick Owen, has provided ongoing strategic advice to support the growth of our business. Since becoming Chairman of the Teach First Business Leaders Council, he has taken an up-to-date approach to generating corporate revenue, which has led to new corporate partnerships with companies such as Unilever, Drax and Schroeder`s. Each of these organizations is as committed as we are to ensuring that all young people have the future they serve. Teach First was officially founded in July 2002 at Canary Wharf with a team of 11 dedicated employees led by Brett Wigdortz as CEO and Stephen O`Brien CBE & George Iacobescu CBE as Co-Chairman of the Board. Canary Wharf Group and Citi become the first backers of Teach First.  The Teach First model, where teachers enter the classroom after only six weeks of summer camp, can cause recruits to find their level of support in the class variable.  One Teach First recruit stated that the experience made her redundant, saying Teach First`s leadership focused more on expansion than on recruit experience in an atmosphere of “survival of the fittest.”  Teach First had a retention rate of 92% of recruits in 2012, with the recruit receiving a “good” teacher label from observers.  You will work with our experts to find out what is holding students back in your school and develop and implement a practical action plan to address these issues. They will also connect with other teachers and schools in the region who are also committed to tackling inequalities in education. As part of the government`s National Tutoring Program, we are recruiting mentors who can now go to schools to help those most affected. We will systematically select mentors with the skills and knowledge to make a difference quickly.
They will work closely with students to help them get back on track and give teachers a break to focus on long-term goals. All participants work with one of Teach First`s academic partners on a PGDE and QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) during their first year of teaching. Teach First (also Teach First Cymru) is a charitable registered social enterprise that aims to address educational disadvantages in England and Wales.    Teach First coordinates an employment-oriented apprenticeship training program in which participants achieve qualified teacher status by participating in a two-year training program that includes completion of a PGDE, as well as broader leadership training and optional master`s degree.  We recruit aspiring teachers for you, rigorously select them to ensure they are suitable for each school, and support the leadership development of all your teachers, from the classroom to leadership. We help you build collaboration beyond your trust and with other trusts, providing you with the career development that is so valuable. It`s hard to join our program, so you can be sure that every apprentice you hire has what it takes to be a good teacher. In fact, 99% get the top two QTS ratings. They have also been adapted to your school so that their specific needs are met by their skills. The partnership between Deloitte and Teach First was recently nominated for a Better Society Award and the Business Charity Awards. Teach First was not set up in Scotland, in 2013 the charity met with the General Teaching Council for Scotland, but recruits were informed that recruits would not be allowed to teach in Scottish schools as the General Council will only allow those who already hold teaching certificates, to teach.  The Educational Institute of Scotland opposed the expansion of Teach First in the country, with the Herald calling Teach First controversial.
 In 2017, Scottish universities offering teacher training unanimously agreed not to work with Teach First.  Given that the Scottish Government has issued a call for tenders for an accelerated teacher training programme.  Regarding possible solutions McKinsey & Co. reaffirmed the value of a school well managed by a highly qualified principal, but also stressed the importance of the quality of classroom instruction. The number of excellent teachers, they reported, was one of the best predictors of improved student performance, especially in demanding schools. Good teachers have influenced student performance because they: Our joint work goes far beyond the purely financial. Deloitte volunteers work with students and teachers, offering a range of activities at school, from resume writing sessions to workshops on emotional well-being and resilience. Volunteers appreciate it too.
Elaine Reeves, a Deloitte volunteer working with two schools in Cardiff, said: “Teachers and schools are doing a fantastic job of ensuring that no child is excluded during this pandemic. But the challenges in already disadvantaged communities are much more severe, with additional pressure jeopardizing the future of young people. We urgently need to support the students and teachers who need it most. The Early Years Framework fills this gap. It includes classroom training, career guidance and access to resources during the first two years of an NQT. And the costs are fully covered by the DfE. Of course, there will still be ups and downs. It is teaching.
But they will receive ongoing support from a university tutor, school mentor, and Teach First expert, not to mention their classmates. .