Success Against the Odds: Five Lessons in How to Achieve the Impossible: the Story of Teach First (Paperback)
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Success Against the Odds: Five Lessons in How to Achieve the Impossible: the Story of Teach First (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 06/09/2012
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This is the story of how a tiny independent charity has succeeded against all odds. Having met nothing but resistance in its early years, Teach First is today Britain's largest employer of graduates. It receives over 7000 applications for 1000 teaching positions annually in the most challenging schools in the country.

Publisher: Short Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781780721309
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 259 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 20 mm


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One of the great untold stories of our generation is how our most talented young people are inspiring our most disadvantaged children. This book shows us how a simple idea has the power to change lives right across the globe. It is also a great and very exciting narrative.
Teach First has been a transformational force in schools, and a major lever in raising achievement by pupils. This is the extraordinary story of how one man's belief that change is possible helped change the education landscape in Britain .
The story of Teach First is of an improbable dream that has become a remarkable reality; a thousand graduates making a vast impact on some of the most needy schools in Britain
Teach First is an inspiration to everyone concerned with social change; that it really is possible to build a movement of people who want to help every child reach their potential.
Teach First is changing the face of English education - and English society. It has made teaching in challenging state schools not only a job, but a mission, for many of the highest achieving graduates, the sort who would never have dreamed of going into teaching a decade ago. Brett Wigdortz's story is passionate, honest, inspiring and very moving. It is a testament to vision and leadership, full of optimism and faith in the power of the human spirit to create the world anew.
Brett's insight is that strong leadership can change lives. He brought a business approach to the world of British education that has the potential to change it forever. Every business leader and entrepreneur can learn from his experience.
The remarkable, gripping and often funny story of a young American on a personal crusade; to succeed at mission impossible, to break down Britain's chronic educational divide.
Read this book and learn how to become a successful CEO without any qualifications or experience. It is a rollercoaster ride packed with invaluable lessons for all aspiring leaders. This is inspiring and insightful...a gripping read
Teach First is one of those rare things - a big idea that changes society. This book is a must-read for those who want to learn how they too can lead real change in the world.

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