Allowing objective discussion, formative dialogue and rapid intervention
Teach First, one of the largest graduate recruiters in the UK, is a charity working for equality of education in England and Wales by developing great teachers to work in low-income areas and working with these schools to increase aspiration and attainment.
Its two-year programme involves the completion of a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) to provide participants, who are all university graduates, with Qualified Teacher Status based on a file of evidence of progress, achievement and reflection. The Teach First programme was developed with the UK’s leading teacher training universities and is based on global best practice and research. It covers curriculum knowledge, education theory and practice and classroom management, and includes time in school working with pupils, teachers and members of the local community to develop an understanding of local context.
There are currently some 5,500 BlueSky users throughout the Teach First two year programme.
“Overall, BlueSky is a key tool that is helping us to make a real difference to the quality of our programme and ensuring our teachers are the best that they can be for their pupils”
Helen Gooch, Curriculum Design Project Manager at Teach First.