For physics alone, it is estimated that 1000 new teachers will need to be recruited each year to increase the proportion of Science teachers who are physics specialists to 1/3
(Institute of Physics, 2010)
Science is one of the subject areas where we have greatest need for inspirational teachers. We need teachers who can bring the periodic table to life; make heroes of Darwin and Newton; and show how science shapes our lives and helps us to understand and influence the world around us.
By joining Teach First you will literally change young people’s lives and help them to access a different future. It’s a bold claim, but it’s happening already in schools up and down the country where over 5,550 individuals have committed their energy, ideas and enthusiasm to improving the lives of young people.
But it’s not just the students at your school who will benefit. Your own career potential will be enhanced by your experience with Teach First. Over 80 high-profile businesses from all sectors recognise our ability to effect change and develop leaders for the future. They support our vision, they value the calibre of the people who complete our Leadership Development Programme and they partner with us to provide development opportunities for our people.
To apply you need to register your interest and fill in an online application. Our website also features more detailed information about the programme and the selection process, as well as events where you can meet with the recruitment team.
We recruit on a rolling basis and will fill our vacancies as soon as we find those candidates who meet our competency and academic requirements.
‘I did a degree in Zoology and then a Masters in Primate Conservation. I heard about Teach First and its vision to get graduates into schools where they can really inspire children totally resonated with me. As well as teaching Science I also became the SEN (Special Educational Needs) representative for Science, which meant I got to design schemes of work and help other teachers within the department to change their teaching style to target those with different needs. One of the challenges I faced was helping kids to understand why education is important when, thanks to unemployment, some of them are the only ones who are getting up and leaving the house in the morning.’
Tallulah Bygraves. Studied: Zooology, Imperial College London. Taught: Science