One of the biggest problems facing secondary schools is the shortage of maths, science and language teachers. At the same time, there is a colossal waste of talent as people who are reaching the end of one successful career want to do something meaningful.
Now Teach was set up in 2016 to encourage people who have already had one successful career to retrain as teachers. These people will start a movement of senior professionals redeploying their skills in the classroom and teaching the children who need it most. Now Teach exists to find them and help them become formidable teachers.
Now Teach is incubated by Ark. Ark is an education charity that exists to make sure that all children, regardless of their background, have access to a great education and real choices in life. Ark, in partnership with others, has launched, incubated and spun-out a number of mission-aligned ventures, including Frontline, Mathematics Mastery and Assembly.