There are 165 participants currently teaching Science as part of Teach First’s two year programme in five regions of the UK (71 in London, 25 in the North West, 31 in the West Midlands, 8 in the East Midlands and 5 in Yorkshire). For the academic year starting September 2010, Teach First will recruit, train, place and support a further 100 Science teachers.
The Teach First programme comprises the following key components;
Delivery of the three core programme components encompasses a significant number of concentrated interactions with participants. These highly structured interactions provide optimum conditions for the introduction of MIIST - the framework by which the following key benefits for Teach First Science teachers will be realised:
MIIST will pilot within our network in the North West, comprising 29 teachers (12 participants entering their second year of teaching and 17 new participants) from June 2010.
Teach First’s MIIST initiative trained 17 science teachers, across 12 North West schools in areas of high poverty, to have a profound impact on their pupils’ achievement, aspirations and access to opportunity. In 2012, Teach First will place even more science teachers in the North West, in order to break the link between low family income and poor educational attainment.