We have just published an evaluation of the Teach First Careers and Employability Initiative. I think that this was a very important development as it took some of the thinking that we’d done in the Teachers and Careers report from 2015 and developed a CPD programme to make it a reality.
In our evaluation we describe the three level CDP programme that Teach First for new teachers, existing teachers and those who wish to become careers leaders. We make a number of recommendations, but broadly conclude that the programme was very impactful. At the heart of the impact that the programme delivered was its capacity to transform the schools that participated. We conclude that this is better understood as a school development programme than as a CPD product (although it is both).
For more information read the evaluation report below.
Hooley, T., Dodd, V. and Shepherd, C. (2016). Developing a New Generation of Careers Leaders: An Evaluation of the Teach First Careers and Employability Initiative. Derby: International Centre for Guidance Studies, University of Derby. (Also see the executive summary)