TeachFirst

Inspiring the next generation

Our support will enable the Teach First to further its work in addressing educational inequalities in Grimsby, Hull and Merseyside. We will support the charity on a number of challenging targets to improve teacher attraction and retention, and pupil progression in the Humber and Merseyside regions. Teach First will aim to place more teachers in these areas with a specific focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) related subjects.


About TeachFirst
Teach First is an education charity that believes disadvantage should not determine destiny. They are dedicated to working across society to change educational outcomes for children from low-income backgrounds in England and Wales.

Here are a few activites we've participated in

Hosting guest lessons

Our very own Managing Director, Matthew Wright, visited Year 10 students at the John Whitgift Academy in Grimsby. He spoke about his career path from school to working at a leading energy company, as well as teaching them about offshore wind energy. Watch the video to learn more.

Workplace tours

Our Race Bank team welcomed to site a group of year 9 and year 10 pupils from the John Whitgift Academy in Grimsby. The pupils spent a day getting to grips with the transferable skills you need in the workplace, learning about offshore wind and hearing from different team members about the route they took to working in the industry. After the visit, the Race Bank team offered two pupils from the group a two-week summer placement to gain invaluable experience of the workplace.

 

"Most surprising was how much work goes into building the wind farms – all the commissioning and planning. The work experience made me think differently about my future because I thought more about going into an engineering route or a computing route than I did before. Having that work experience will help me because I’ll have more confidence in the workplace."

-Oliver,Year 10