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Ako Mātātupu: Teach First NZ Programme 2021

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Accounting, Science, Mathematics, Software Testing, Software Engineering, Information Systems

Qualification Requirements:

Bachelors Degree


15 months ago

Application Open

12th Feb 2020 12:00am

Application Close

25th Sep 2020 11:55am

The Need
In Aotearoa New Zealand today, the circumstances children are born to predict the opportunities they will have in life. Our education system does not serve all young people equally; in fact, it is four times more likely to fail students from low-income communities. 
The Opportunity
Lasting change takes a network of brave, grounded leaders working together, inside and outside of schools, fighting for the aspirations of young people and their families. We work with graduates towards an education system and by extension a society, that gives everybody an equitable access to opportunity. The Teach First NZ Programme provides a path for you to make a positive impact in a secondary school serving a low-income community, whilst earning a full salary and completing a fully-scholarshipped Postgraduate Diploma of Teaching over two years. At the end of it, you’ll be a qualified teacher and can continue to make progress towards equality in whichever way you choose, supported by our strong national and global networks. 
Whether you want to work towards a fairer Aotearoa, grow as a leader, or give back to the community which has given you so much, we’re happy for the chance to korero.
The Teach First NZ Programme:
  • Is an award-winning graduate programme, uniquely placed to develop your skills as a communicator, influencer, and changemaker 
  • Has been identified as offering one of the top Graduate Development experiences in New Zealand
  • Supports participants to make progress towards equality
  • Pays a full salary, as well as providing a fully scholarshipped Postgraduate qualification
  • Gives access to a national and global network of leaders working towards equality
To meet our eligibility criteria you must:
  • Hold New Zealand Citizenship or a Permanent Residency Visa;
  • Not hold a secondary teaching qualification;
  • Not have received a TeachNZ scholarship in the past;
  • Be equipped to teach one of our subject areas;
    • Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, General Science)     
    • Mathematics  
    • English    
    • Technology     
    • Digital Technology     
    • Te Reo Māori
    • A Pacific Language 
 To check your eligibility please click here!
For the 2021 Cohort, Ako Mātātupu: Teach First NZ has the potential to identify suitable roles for candidates in all regions of New Zealand, depending on the demand from eligible schools.
To receive an information pack, click here, or if you are interested in applying for the 2021 Ako Mātātupu: Teach First NZ Programme, APPLY NOW!

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