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About Now Teach
Now Teach was set up 18 months ago to recruit late-stage career changers to teach shortage subjects (maths, science and languages) in challenging schools – schools that might otherwise struggle to fill those vacancies in a sustainable way.
The programme was co-founded by Lucy Kellaway, Financial Times associate editor, and Katie Waldegrave, a social entrepreneur. We want to help inspire a new generation to take an interest in subjects such as science, maths, languages and computer science.
Lucy’s story is interesting and characteristic of our Now Teachers. Until last summer, she was a columnist on the Financial Times, but in September 2017, at the age of 58, she gave it up and is now a trainee maths teacher in a challenging London school. Now Teach is in its second year - 46 people started their new careers with Lucy last September. Of our first cohort, about 40% are teaching maths and a further quarter science.
We offer the option of a new and challenging next step to those who are finishing their most recent successful career, those who have taken a career break and mums who are returning to work after taking time out to raise children.
Our programme is tailored specifically for career changers and allows you to train in the classroom four days a week with one of our excellent training providers. You will learn alongside others who are at a similar life stage and Now Teach provides a significant level of support and guidance throughout your two years spent with us.
We value your life skills and want you to transfer them to where it matters most…the classroom.
In the first year of her new career, Now Teacher Alka Bali describes her enjoyment of teaching maths to her students.