Teach First LDP Application

Before you apply, we need to ensure that you meet our minimum requirements and have the relevant information to prepare you for your application.

Please complete the following questionnaire honestly and accurately. Please note we do not store any information from this page, and it is not used in any part of the selection process.

Our Minimum Requirements

I understand the Teach First Vision and I am committed to working towards ending educational inequality

I understand that if I join Teach First I will be committing to the full requirements of the Leadership Development Programme including: teaching full-time in schools in challenging circumstances for a minimum of two years; training and qualifying as a teacher; and completing leadership development training, coaching and mentoring

I have at least a Grade C (or equivalent) in GCSE Maths & English

*at least a Grade C (or equivalent) in GCSE Science is also required to teach Primary

I have obtained or am expecting a 2.1 degree or above

I have checked that I am eligible to teach on the programme and that Teach First are currently recruiting for the curriculum areas that I am eligible to teach

I understand that whilst I can state a preference for teaching at Early Years, Primary or Secondary, the curriculum area I am offered will be made in line with my qualifications and the current needs of Teach First schools and my preference is not guaranteed

I understand that if I receive an offer it will be conditional on satisfying a number of enrolment requirements including numeracy and literacy tests which are subject to set timeframes

I understand that if I receive an offer it will be conditional on me completing a DBS (formerly CRB) check, as well as other safeguarding checks such as the Disqualification by Association disclosure

I am flexible to work in any of the Teach First locations across England and Wales

I am eligible to remain and work in the UK for the duration of the 2 year Teach First Leadership Development Programme should I be successful

Summer Institute is where the Leadership Development Programme begins. It is a five week residential course from June to August (exact dates to be confirmed) designed to establish your understanding of educational disadvantage and prepare you to begin teaching in September.

The Summer Institute is a mandatory part of the Leadership Development Programme (we allow a day's leave for important commitments). Food and accommodation is provided but participants are not paid during this time.

Are you able to commit to the five-week Summer Institute?