This evaluation aims to understand how well the Teach First programme has been implemented and to what extent it has achieved its objectives. It is the first phase of a four-year independent evaluation commissioned by the Ministry of Education.
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 with on-going support, mentoring and development before graduating as qualified teachers.
The report is available here