TeachFirst Employee Reviews in London

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Flexible place to work but limited progression
University Recruiter (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London30 April 2019
Great people, culture and vision of organisation but limited progression for more senior jobs. High workload at certain times of the year and often disparity across the organisation.
Pros
Flexible working hours and ability to work from home
Cons
Long hours and heavy workloads at times
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Project Manager (Current Employee) –  London3 October 2018
Agile environment to work in, but difficult to progress. Learned how to work effectively with team and left good practices. Lack of diversity in the org but this is something they are trying to address.
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Teacher (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London21 July 2018
Great place to work - fantastic ethos and shared alike with similarly-minded people. Great organisation to join if you are interested in a career progression within education (in your school) or positive social impact. Inspirational teachers in your school placement, strong and experienced mentors to guide you, and aspirational leaders in headquarters too. The most positive workplace culture I have experienced out of a myriad jobs and sectors that I have worked in. Some difficult work-life balance considering the bureaucracy of teaching (planning lessons, marking, extra CPD sessions) and other challenges that come with teaching. However, teaching is deemed as challenging but rewarding for a reason - you definitely get out what you put in to your experience.
Pros
positive social impact, personal and professional development, quick career progression, large networking opportunities
Cons
long hours, low starting rate
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Passionate colleagues and inspirational workplace environment
South London School Partnership Manager (Current Employee) –  London21 April 2018
Excellent organisation to be part of which has enabled me to gain a broad range of skills. They put a great deal of faith and trust in employees which leads to a dedicated staff.
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Ambitious and fun workplace
Brand Manager (Current Employee) –  London27 March 2018
Work closely with recruitment team to raise awareness of what Teach Firs does. Culture is inclusive and fun, get to work with loads of different people.
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Productive and Stimulating environment
Business and economics trainee teacher (Current Employee) –  london13 November 2017
A typical day would involve extensive planning of lessons and execution and management of lessons (content and behavioural management) with ranging levels of pupil attainment. Ensure the needs of each pupil is catered two whilst insuring collective content progression is achieved.

Management is very encouraging and supportive of your development and the general workplace culture is relaxed yet focused.

the hardest part is managing the unpredictable nature of pupils behaviour from lesson to lesson. The most enjoyable aspect is seeing pupils come into a lesson and leave with learning they did not have before.
Pros
Free Lunch
Cons
Long hours
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Great place to work
Digital Officer (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London20 September 2017
You will learn a lot, whatever role you have at Teach First, as the culture is very collaborative. They also value integrity, leadership and excellence.
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Secondary School Teacher of English and Politics (Former Employee) –  London7 September 2017
overall a v good experience but the work life mbalance is not what i was looking for. However, i would higly recommend the programme to anypone interested.
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Friendly atmosphere
Technical Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  London25 May 2016
Super friendly environment to work and excel in.

It management changed hand many time while i was there, which made it difficult to get recognition.

Overall would recommend.
Pros
Focus on working well being
Cons
Multiple away days, non-role specific
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An interesting experience
Temp contract (Former Employee) –  London, ENG10 April 2015
This role was eye opening in terms of the mission of the organisation to end educational disadvantage for children from lower socio-economic backgrounds through exceptional teaching. The guiding principles of social justice underpin all elements of work in this organisation are wonderful
The staff are all passionate about their work and committed to these principles; many have been teachers and therefore bring a unique perspective to their work having been on the 'frontines' as it were.

A significant aspect of my role involved the proof-reading of potential teacher CVs and allocation of these participants into areas across London based upon their preferences and organisational needs.
Pros
Nice, supportive team.
Cons
No prospect for ongoing employment from temporary contract.
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A great working environment with strong ethics
HR Co-ordinator (Current Employee) –  London, ENG23 March 2014
A wonderfully inspiring charity that gives a positive message to all.
Pros
Location
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Productive
Turnover £55m, Staff c. 400 (Current Employee) –  London16 March 2014
Great culture...hard working place ...fast pare enviornment
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