Month: September 2015

Stepping up

Update on the Teach First Innovation Awards We had a remarkable evening at the Teach First Innovation Awards on Thursday 3 September. There is a buzz and optimism about Teach First that is the tonic we need after so long feeling, as a former award winner described it, like a ‘lone wolf’. The other finalists are a great bunch and all of their ideas are stellar. We recommend you take a look at their ideas: The Advocacy Academy @AdvocacyAcademy Graduate School of Education @matthewhood The Grub Club @thegrubclub2015 Mindful Music @MindfulMusicLdn Powered by Me (no website / Twitter yet) Tales Toolkit @TalesToolkit We are looking forward to working with them – and are hoping that despite The Advocacy Academy and Powered by Me not winning in this round, that there will still be support available to help them get lift-off for what are clearly strong ideas. We were of course delighted to win one of the five awards. It means much more than just the financial support. There is so much that we need to learn and …