Presentation on theme: "1. 2 OUR VISION One day, all children will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education. SHARED MISSION Teach For All partner organizations enlist."— Presentation transcript:
2 OUR VISION One day, all children will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education. SHARED MISSION Teach For All partner organizations enlist their nations’ most promising future leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity by teaching for two years in high- need schools and becoming lifelong leaders for educational excellence and equity. UNIFYING PRINCIPLES Programmatic Principles Recruiting and selecting Training and development Placing participants as teachers Alumni leadership Driving measurable impact Organizational Features A local social enterprise Independence from government Public and private sector partnerships TEACH FOR ALL IS A GROWING NETWORK OF INDEPENDENT ORGANIZATIONS ALL PURSUING THE SAME VISION, MISSION AND PRINCIPLES
3 Today Teach For All is comprised of 32 national organizations
4 External Research WE ARE SEEING RESULTS More Teach First teachers in schools means better results on secondary school exams. Schools with Enseña Chile teachers made greater academic, behavioral, and socio-emotional gains than other schools. Teach For America math teachers provided 2.6 months more learning than other teachers in their schools. Teach For India fellows have four times the academic impact of other teachers in their schools.
555 Understanding TEACH South Africa Vision: Every child in South Africa will attain an excellent education, irrespective of their socio-economic background Mission: To end educational inequity through training, developing and deploying a cadre of exceptional leaders who create change within classrooms, schools, and across society Goal: To attract and support South Africa's best young leaders and communicators and deploy them to teach and lead in challenged educational environments for at least two years. Over the long term, these leaders will have developed the experiences, perspectives and commitment to create long-lasting, systemic changes in South Africa.
66 TEACH South Africa’s Impact: 2009-2013 TEACH South Africa was founded in order to end inequity in education through training, developing and deploying a cadre of exceptional young leaders who create change within classrooms, schools, and across society. The vision behind this mission is simply that every child in South Africa should attain an excellent education, irrespective of their socio-economic background. Over the long term, TEACH South Africa aims to create leaders who have the experiences, perspectives, and commitment to create long-lasting, systematic changes that will make South Africa a successful and strong member of the global body of nations. To that end, TEACH South Africa also aims to support South Africa’s 6% economic growth rate target, supporting the required educational changes that will help accelerate progress on that target TEACH SA has placed 277 Ambassadors in 8 provinces, reaching over 90 schools and 12,000 learners
77 TEACH South Africa’s Impact: 2009-2013 TEACH SA deployed its first group of Ambassadors in Gauteng at the start of the 2009 academic year. To date, 277 Ambassadors have been placed in 93 schools in 8 of the 9 provinces. The 277 Ambassadors have been in contact with 12,009 learners. TEACH SA has placed 277 Ambassadors in 8 provinces, reaching over 90 schools and 12,000 learners
888 Strengthening the Organisation and Deepening Impact In order to move into the next phase, TEACH SA has identified five key priorities Organizational priorities Priority 1. Grow organisational capacity Priority 2. Strengthen ongoing support to Ambassadors to increase student achievement levels Priority 3. Strengthen the Ambassador experience and the alumni movement to contribute to large-scale improvement in the education system Priority 4. Recruit, select and place more graduates from the top 15% of their graduating class Priority 5. Ensure the institutional sustainability of TEACH South Africa
999 Priority 1: Grow Organisational Capacity Since its inception, TEACH South Africa has had a part time CEO, and an executive director who was supported by a programme manager (who has since joined another organisation). Moving forward, TEACH South Africa would like to strengthen its top leadership structure and appoint a CEO to shape its strategic direction. This will streamline programmatic activities and build up the organisational capacity to meet programme’s imperatives to grow to scale and deepen impact and effectiveness.
10 Priorities 2 & 3: Strengthening the Programme for Ambassadors from Classroom to Lifelong Impact In 2013, TEACH Ambassadors teaching matric in six schools achieved pass rates over 81%. Ambassadors have also implemented a wide range of “legacy” projects in their schools. Roughly 60% of TEACH SA alums remain in education, which is on par with global averages from the Teach For All network. TEACH SA would like to deepen the impact of TEACH participants through: Lengthening the upfront teacher training from 2 weeks to 5-6 weeks Strengthening on-going, classroom-based support and PD for teachers Accelerating the alumni movement by developing a strategy for TEACH alums to take leadership roles throughout society – in and out of schools Gathering impact data for programme support and learning
11 Priority 4: Recruit, Select and Place More Graduates from the Top 15% Over the past six years, TEACH South Africa has received over 4,500 complete applications to join the movement for educational equity. In 2013, TEACH South Africa was voted Best Graduate Employer in the Voluntary and Charity Sector by the South African Graduate Recruiters Association. Going forward, TEACH South Africa would like to focus on: Attracting more racially diverse candidates, as well as candidates in the top 15% of their graduating class. Deepening its marketing and recruitment efforts and developing stronger partnerships that will entice top graduates into the program, and increase TEACH SA’s presence on key university campuses.
12 Priority 5: Ensure the Institutional Sustainability of TEACH South Africa TEACH SA has developed successful funding and placement relationships throughout the country. Moving forward, TEACH SA would like to develop even more mission-driven placement options, as well as partnerships that support TEACH SA taking a leading role in the recruitment and development of educational leaders. Funding: finding the financial champions who understand the foundational nature of this model and commit to its success “Provincial model”: placing TEACH Ambassadors close together and having TEACH SA support come from a local provincial team Scale: develop the necessary partnerships to help TEACH grow to 1,000 Ed reform: given the increased interest in contract schools, low-cost private schools, and other innovative educational solutions, the need has never been greater for a strong and vibrant crop of TEACH SA Ambassadors to fill critical teaching and leadership positions in SA.
13 Questions for TEACH SA alums at LEAP 1. Why did you decide to join TEACH South Africa? 2. Why did you remain in education past your two year teaching commitment? 3. What is your hope for the future of TEACH South Africa?
14 Questions for Discussion Please break into smaller groups to discuss these questions, as well as any others that group members have following this presentation. 1. What would Coalition members like to see TEACH SA continue to do? What would you like to see them change? 2. Are there barriers to placing TEACH SA Ambassadors in your school? If so, what are they? 3. How can you work with TEACH SA to strengthen their recruitment of Ambassadors? 4. What remaining questions do you have about TEACH SA?