Policy First Launch: Lessons from the Front 2009

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The Policy First Launch of the second bi-annual Teach First Ambassador policy report, researched, written and edited by over 500 Teach First teachers in challenging schools, took place at the Radisson SAS Hotel in Birmingham on 25 November.

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The report, "Lessons from the Front 2009", draws on quantitative and qualitative research of teachers' experiences on the ground in some of the UK's most challenging schools and a selection of the world's leading businesses, to make a series of policy recommendations focused on enhancing the UK's response to educational disadvantage.

All else equal, England's poorest children still underperform in relation to their more affluent peers. Over 1000 teachers trained through Teach First are currently teaching across England to try to help change that reality.

The report, which includes substantial responses to its proposals from Government and Opposition and business advisory firm Deloitte, urges policy makers to apply the principles great teachers use to be effective in their classrooms to every level of the education system by facilitating personalised, collaborative, explorative learning for teachers in an environment where all can succeed.


The links below will take you to the full report, the announcement of the launch by Teach First and to the Teach First website. A full review of the report will be published on the TTRB in due course.

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