New Zealand ranks 33rd of 38 in the OECD when measuring educational equality. The education system here is four times as likely to fail a young person from a low-income community than a child from a higher income community. This inequality is created by inequities, or unfairnesses, in our education system.
Ako Mātātupu: Teach First NZ offers a fully scholarshipped, employment-based Postgraduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching.
We give participants of the Teach First NZ Programme knowledge of and skills to disrupt education inequities in schools. Longer-term we want them to either grow as outstanding teachers or move into leadership roles and help to grow our broader network working towards the same kaupapa of reducing and disappearing those education inequities altogether.