Request for Expressions of Interest

News items - Publications - Press releases
27 October 2016

Teach First NZ is seeking expressions of interest from tertiary providers for the delivery of an employment-based initial teacher education qualification. As demand for the Teach First NZ programme increases, we are seeking new partners to be a part of this growing initiative.

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Third NZCER independent evaluation report released

News items - Publications
15 August 2016

This third report builds further on the successes highlighted in reports one and two, confirming the high-quality implementation of the Teach First NZ programme and positive impact in schools.

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Expansion and extension of Teach First NZ announced!

News items - Publications - In the media
10 August 2016

The Minister of Education has today announced an expansion and extension of the Teach First NZ programme!

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Second independent evaluation report published

News items - Publications
10 September 2015

The second independent evaluation report of the Teach First NZ programme has been published by NZCER, and the findings continue to be positive.

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2013 Leadership Projects

Voices - Publications
15 May 2015

All of our participants are required to undertake a leadership project in the second year of the programme. Here's what some of our 2013 cohort members came up with. 

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The Economist: High-fliers in the classroom

19 February 2015

Here’s an interesting article from The Economist that captures the breadth of programmes similar to Teach First NZ around the world – each grounded in its context, but with the same aim to place talented individuals in lower socio-economic school communities, while developing their resilience, creativity and leadership skills.

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Yolande Thom featured in the Education Review Series

Voices - Publications - In the media
15 July 2014

Yolande Thom, from our 2013 Inaugural Cohort, reflects on her first year of teaching English at Tamaki College.

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Independent report highlights successes of Teach First NZ

Publications - Press releases
26 June 2014

Teach First NZ and the University of Auckland welcome today’s publication of the first evaluation report of the Teach First NZ programme. The report praises the implementation of the programme, and highlights its success at attracting talented individuals to teach in schools serving low-decile communities.

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Teach First NZ features in SPANZ Journal

Publications - In the media
6 January 2014

Teach First NZ was featured in the December 2013 SPANZ Journal. Read the article here.

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Submission to Ministerial Advisory Group

31 July 2013

In May 2013, the Government announced its next phase of consultation on transforming the New Zealand Teachers Council into a professional body fit for the 21st Century.

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Submission to Teachers Council review committee

28 August 2012

In July 2012, Teach First NZ was invited to make a submission to the Government's review of the role and functions of the New Zealand Teachers Council, as part of its programme to lift student achievement.

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PPTA commissioned report welcomed

News items - Publications
8 March 2012

Teach First NZ and The University of Auckland welcome the publication of Murdoch University’s report on programmes affiliated with Teach For All.

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