BEP Blog – Issue 44

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Good Morning Everyone,

Well that’s Easter over and now the ‘big push’ as we hurtle towards examination season! I know many of you may well be looking for staff and before the holidays I met with the team from ‘Teach First’ and I thought I would give you an update on their work.

There are a number of Birmingham schools already working in partnership with Teach First and both Richard Simcox (Erdington Hall Primary School) and Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson (Anderton Park Primary School) would be very happy for you to get in contact if you want to know more about how it can have a real impact on the ground.

Teach First is a leading teaching training programme which focuses solely on working in partnership with schools serving the most disadvantaged communities. 200 trainees (which includes 50 primary and 15 early years) will join the region in September 2018. Each one is committed and passionate about ending the educational divide. Working alongside your experienced staff initially, they are driven to become inspirational teachers who can generate aspiration, self-belief and progress for all pupils.

Another unique strand in training teachers through Teach First is that it enables individuals to grow as leaders through our 2 year Leadership Development Programme. This means that trainees begin to make a wider impact in the school, beyond their classes, as they seek to drive change across this critical gap in educational equality.

Costs and benefits associated with a Teach First partnership are attached and if you want to find out more or to arrange a visit please get in touch with Chris Bateman

I hope this information is useful. Have a good week and you know where I am if you need anything

My very best wishes to you all


Director of Continuous School Improvement, Birmingham Education Partnership

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