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Teach First: Supporting your school to rebuild

In response to the challenges schools are facing, Teach First are offering a bespoke three-year support package centred on our whole school improvement programme – Leading Together. This will be combined with support from an experienced former headteacher (your ‘Achievement Partner’) and funding to subsidise access to other programmes and opportunities.

Your school will benefit from: 

1. Immediate support from your Achievement Partner
Your Achievement Partner is an experienced former school leader as well as a trained coach and facilitator. They will guide you through the full three years of this support package starting in Autumn/Winter 2020. Helping you to prioritise, make key decisions about your school’s development and pinpoint the support that will be most beneficial to your school in the future.

2. Leading Together
Leading Together is a free, two-year programme that builds and sustains strong leadership in the schools that need it most. With bespoke support for your entire senior leadership team, we can help accelerate your school's improvement journey. The programme will start in April 2021. Your Achievement Partner will use their knowledge of your school to tailor the programme to your school’s context and needs. Supporting you in creating lasting, sustainable change. The programme includes team and individual coaching, evidence-based learning modules focused on key aspects of school leadership, bespoke school support and help in.

3. Subsidised access to other Teach First programmes
Based on the analysis of your Achievement Partner we can also offer your school subsidised or fully funded places on our other school leadership programmes (including middle leader, senior leader and headship NPQs as well our Careers Leader programme). We can also provide access to our high-quality trainee teachers. The content of all our programmes is being adapted to respond to schools’ needs in the current situation. We are also developing wellbeing support for your leaders.

NB Schools can utilise this funding to access NPQs from other providers, including  Exceed Institute.


Only eligible West Yorkshire schools can access this support, based on deprivation data and Ofsted grade (grade 3 or 4 or grade 2 but at risk of decline). Schools can email Jane I'Anson to enquire about their eligibility.