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Teach First statement on grammar schools

Responding to stories about expanding grammar schools Sam Freedman, Executive Director of Programmes at Teach First commented:

“The Prime Minister has said that she wants to create a country that works for all, but education experts are united that the evidence shows grammar schools harm social mobility.


Teach First statement on Joseph Rowntree Foundation's anti-poverty strategy

Responding to the release of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation's anti-poverty strategy today, Brett Wigdortz OBE, founder and CEO of Teach First says:

"The Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s anti-poverty strategy is a serious and ambitious attempt to grapple with the enormous range of issues that influence poverty. It is clear we need sustained action from charities, business and government on this agenda.


Teach First calls for investment in research into benefits of teacher training routes

Embargoed: Friday 15 July 00.01am

Teach First is today encouraging government to continue to invest in research to enable fully comparable data to be available for all teacher training routes. The call comes as The Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) released research on different teacher training routes. Unfortunately the information currently does not compare like for like on the costs and benefits of each route, meaning it’s not possible to have fair comparisons.