Teach First Overview

  • www.teachfirst.org.uk
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 501 to 1000 Employees
  • 2002
  • Non-profit Organisation
  • Education Training Service
  • $50 to $100 million (USD)

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With a fair education, everything’s possible. With great teachers, with brilliant leaders, with the right policy and connections, schools will thrive. And so will our children. For over 15 years – and with the generous backing of our supporters – we’ve been helping schools ...
Mission: To unlock the potential in all our children, not just some.

Great teachers.
Brilliant leaders.
Thriving schools.
Building a fair education for all.

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Teach First Reviews

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Former Employee

"Learning and Development"

Nov 17, 2021 - Maths Teacher in London, England

Pros

You learn so many skills teaching for 2 years.

Cons

Difficult behaviour of children in the TF eligible schools
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Diversity & Inclusion at Teach First

4.1
(65 reviews)

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Teach First Interviews

Experience
Positive70%
Negative7%
Neutral23%
Getting an Interview
Applied online92%
Campus Recruiting4%
Recruitment Agency2%
Difficulty
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  1. University Recruiter Interview

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    Interview

    Interview questions were provided in advance which was refreshing as it suggests an inclusive environment which is supportive of those who need reasonable adjustments. The email invitation referred to the interview being 'first-round' which suggested that there was a second stage but there wasn't.

    Virtual interview over Teams which included a role-play scenario and a presentation. There were three interviewers and it was a formal atmosphere despite the informal dress of the majority of the panel and one of them being sat in front of their wardrobe. There was no small talk to ease into the interview and they didn't appear to be interested in finding out anything about me. The panel was mixed in terms of how friendly they were - one didn't engage at all, one was quite encouraging and the other had a condescending, unfriendly demeanor. I was told that I would hear back within 4 working days and I had to chase for the outcome on day 5; this came via email.

    I requested further feedback and unfortunately received this from the condescending panel member. I'm unsure whether they lack basic interpersonal and social skills or whether they are just generally rude. Instead of any standard start to the feedback e.g. 'How do you think the interview went?' they jumped into giving negative feedback and were rude and condescending. They even suggested I had not read the interview questions, despite acknowledging that nerves had impacted on my performance. There was minimal constructive feedback to help with future interviews so it felt like a wasted exercise. Overall, an unpleasant and disappointing experience.
    Interview

    You've been in the role for three months and still haven't been able to meet your team in person due to being in different offices. How do you ensure you are able to build connections with them and contribute to a collaborative team culture to boost results and motivation.

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Company Updates

February 13, 2020
Yesterday, as part of a series of events for LGBT History Month, we welcomed YouTuber and children’s author Olly Pike to our London office. Creator of PopnOlly he chatted about his experiences creating resources that help parents, carers and teachers explain equality and acceptance to young people.
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December 18, 2019
Interested in flexible working? Did you know nearly all our roles are flexible by default? Meaning you can ask about flexible working during the recruitment process, and you don't need to wait six months to put in a request when you start. Over a 100 of us already have a formal flexible working pattern in place. And many of us make use of our agile working policy, which gives our people the flexibility to flex hours and location of work. Take a look at our job descriptions. If you see this bit about flexible working we're open to hearing your ideas about how it can be done (job share, reduced hours, flexible hours and more).
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Teach First Awards & Accolades

  • Top 50 Social Mobility Employer IndexSocial Mobility Foundation2019
  • Shortlisted Working Mums Top Employer Awards: Family SupportWorking Mums Top Employer Awards2019

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