Teach First Teachers Development Reviews

Updated Jun 18, 2021

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4.0
70%
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Pros
  • "Teach first provides training and pays for the initial teacher training(in 10 reviews)

  • "The first term is a real uphill struggle, but it does get easier and Teach First offer endless support(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Expect you to go into Teach First for Saturday training sessions on top of being worked like crazy 24/7 anyway(in 14 reviews)

  • "Tricky work life balance at times(in 11 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      teach

      Feb 8, 2021 - Teacher in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      great career opportunities for your career

      Cons

      long training, stressful, demanding and difficult

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      teacher

      May 11, 2021 - English Teacher in London, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      good to be paid whilst studying

      Cons

      often quite long work hours

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great LDP

      Feb 24, 2021 - NQT MFL Teacher in London, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Nice challenge and growth opportunity

      Cons

      Not enough support through the programme

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      No regard for well-being

      Nov 18, 2020 - Trainee Teacher in London, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Awarded with QTS, NQT and PGDE if completed. Guaranteed teaching job.

      Cons

      Far too much work given to trainees considering the huge piles of work they already have from being a teacher and from the designated university. Expect you to go into Teach First for Saturday training sessions on top of being worked like crazy 24/7 anyway. The first year of teaching is so difficult and Teach First do absolutely nothing to make it any easier, if anything they just get in the way of the job and UCL, They say they place you in deprived schools, which is true but the only reason the school will recruiting from TF in the first place is because the school most likely not care about you either and just want a teacher for the lowest price.

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Awful.

      Feb 23, 2021 - Trainee Teacher 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Met some wonderful colleagues and really loved working with the university tutors.

      Cons

      Complete abandonment at school by Teach First. PDL was very unhelpful. School was terrible, toxic environment and too much work. I was the 4th person to leave my department in one term.

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Teach First LDP

      Feb 9, 2021 - Teach First Particpant in Margate, England, England
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Teach First carries significant weight on your CV as a teacher.

      Cons

      Likely to be placed in challenging working environments due to the nature of the programme.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      its okay

      Nov 7, 2020 - Trainee Teacher 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      It is cheaper than a PGCE

      Cons

      It is more stress than a PGCE

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee

      okay

      Aug 16, 2020 - Teacher in Southampton, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      they are nice to their employees

      Cons

      wages are lower than competitors

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Supportive

      Jul 12, 2020 - Trainee Teacher in London, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Very supportive programme, very safe environment

      Cons

      - - - - -

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Excellent way to develop leadership skills whilst making a difference.

      Jan 14, 2020 - Teacher in Leeds, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Get paid to train to teach, gain skills and make a difference to the lives of young people.

      Cons

      A two year commitment is required.

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