Tripling number of top graduates recruited through Teach First
Education Secretary Michael Gove has announced that the Government will provide further funding to accelerate the expansion of Teach First the charity which recruits top graduates to work in the most challenging schools as teachers.
The investment in the programme will amount to £32.4million next year an increase of more than £3million. The majority of this funding goes to Teach First’s 14 university training partners.
The funding will help the charity train 1,250 top graduates, from 70 different universities, next year before they go on to join schools in the most challenging circumstances – double the number who took part in the charity’s Leadership Development Programme in 2010.
The Government has also announced its support of Teach First’s goal to train 1,500 participants in 2014/15 – triple the number who took part in the Leadership Development Programme in 2010.
It will also make Teach First the largest graduate recruiter in the country. It recruits exceptional graduates – those having at least a 2.1 degree – who go through a thorough assessment process and intensive two-year training programme.
The announcement comes as part of the Coalition Government’s drive to raise standards in our schools, by making it a highly attractive career for top graduates.
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