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Now Teach recruits experienced professionals into teaching. We connect career changers and returners to work with teacher training providers. Collaboration with both throughout training ensures Now Teachers remain in the profession long term.

The Now Teach network develops dedicated teachers for schools, bringing diversity and valuable real-world experience to the class and to the staff room. We tailor our recruitment process to late stage career changers and have developed a programme of wrap-around support for this network.

Founded in 2016, we are a not for profit charity with a vision to inspire talented people to bring their experience into education and help eradicate inequality of opportunity.

Set up in the midst of a teacher recruitment crisis, our goal is to normalise later stage career change into teaching; to the mutual benefit of pupils, schools and new entrants into the profession.

Funded by The Department for Education and philanthropic sources, Now Teach are due to become an independent charity in Autumn 2020 following a successful incubation with Ark UK. Candidates receive a tax-free non repayable government bursary whilst training and the Now Teach support is free to both schools and trainees.

Now Teach has brought over 350 experienced professionals into Education. The 2020 cohort has 135 trainees in the South East, West Midlands, and East of England. Previous trainees have included MPs, CEOs, and a NASA scientist.

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