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Teach First Overview

London, England (UK)
501 to 1000 employees
2002
Nonprofit Organization
Education Training Services
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors

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If you grow up in a low-income community, your chances of future life success are limited. We want to change that.<br/><br/>Teach First is a charity that works towards a day where every child has the education they are entitled to. We find and develop great people to ... Read more

Mission: If you grow up in a low-income community, your chances of future life success are limited. We want to change that.<br/><br/>Teach First is a charity that works towards a day where every child has the education they are entitled to. We find and develop great people to

Teach First Reviews

  • "Great role but bad management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Teach First full-time

    Pros

    Some great people passionate about improving the lives of young people. Great perks include flexible working/work from home, vitality healthcare and associated employee perks, office shuts for Christmas also.

    Cons

    Some very bad managers who promote 'friends' opposed to staff who have made great professional achievements. Not a very diverse workforce either.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful who you make a manager - there are specific skills associated with great managers. If the managers you appoint cause your employees to leave, you should rethink these decisions.

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Teach First Photos

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Teach First Interviews

Experience

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    Leadership Development Program Interview

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    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Teach First in May 2020.

    Interview

    Zoom development centre. Consists of 3 different sections. There was a competency based interview which lasted around 30-40 minutes. There was a group task and finally I was asked to deliver a 4 minute teaching episode. There were also 2 reflection sessions during the day.

    Interview Questions

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Company Updates

  • 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.

  • 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&#039;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&#039;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

  • Britain's Top 100 Graduate Employers, The Sunday Times (UK), 2018
  • Top 50 Social Mobility Employer Index, Social Mobility Foundation, 2019
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