Tackling educational inequality

4th October 2018

News, Alumni news

Helping school students work to the best of their abilities, alumnus Jonathan Tootle (History, 2015) is awarded a Wadham TeachFirst bursary.

Jonathan, who is now embarking on his teaching career in Blackpool, reports on his experience so far.

“Teach First so far has been an intense but fantastic experience.  Having just completed the Summer Institute, a five week training period in which I studied teaching and taught at a school in Manchester, I look forward to beginning my full-time teaching career in Blackpool this coming September.

“Everybody on the course is greatly committed to tackling educational inequality, with the hope that we are able to push our pupils to the best of their abilities and help them move beyond the boundaries and obstacles which are in their path.

“I look forward to working with Wadham in tackling inequality,” concludes Jonathan.

Since 2011 Wadham has provided £1000 Teach First bursaries to former students with a passion for educational equality, dedicated to raising the aspirations of the young people in their classrooms and empowering them to build a future that they might not have thought possible.

Supporting our former students into their careers and raising the aspirations of school students from disadvantaged backgrounds are vital strands of Wadham’s Access to Excellence strategy.

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