This evaluation aims to understand how well the Teach First NZ programme pilot delivered in partnership with the University of Auckland has been implemented and to what extent it has achieved its objectives. It is a four-year independent evaluation commissioned by the Ministry of Education (2013-2016).
Teach First NZ is a partnership with the University of Auckland to attract university graduates and professionals to secondary schools serving lower-decile communities. People with specialist undergraduate degrees in high-priority subject areas are selected to enter into an intensive eight-week residential training programme and are then placed in jobs in lower-decile secondary schools for two years in Auckland and Northland with on-going support, mentoring and development before graduating as qualified teachers.
The project's fourth and final report has been published.
Project leader: Jenny Whatman
Project contact: Jo Macdonald