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.

Lucy Kellaway
Lucy Kellaway is the co-founder of Now Teach which she set up in 2016 with Katie Waldegrave. In September 2017 she will train to be a maths teacher, part of the first cohort of Now Teach trainees. She spent 30 years as a journalist on the Financial Times, and nearly 10 as a non-executive director of Admiral insurance. After graduating from Oxford with a degree in PPE, she worked for JP Morgan.
Katie Waldegrave
Katie Waldegrave is Director of Now Teach. She is the founder of First Story, the literacy charity, which she ran from 2007 to 2015, by which time it had helped thousands of children learn to write. Katie studied history at Oxford, after which she trained to teach with Teach First. She went on to be Head of History at Cranford Community College and has also taught at Ashoka University in Delhi. She has a PhD in creative writing.
Charlotte Hobson
Charlotte Hobson is the Head of Operations for Now Teach. She worked at the social integration charity, The Challenge, for almost 6 years, and was Head of Sales and Marketing for its start-up apprenticeship programme, Step Forward. Charlotte studied English at Sheffield University, and was an English language teacher in Portugal for a few years after graduating.
Rebecca Mond
Rebecca Mond joined Now Teach at its launch as Operations Manager. Her
previous roles were as Product Manager for a tech and marketing company, and most recently, she was involved in the conception of a predictive tool, analysing big data for fashion and luxury brands. Before this, Rebecca studied Anthropology at the University of Sussex.

Shadow Board

Now Teach is currently incubated within Ark UK Ventures and until independence a ‘shadow board’ ensures that Now Teach delivers its operational plan. It will assume legal responsibility when Now Teach becomes an independent entity:

GRAEME DANTON
COO Teach First

LUCY KELLAWAY
Co-founder

MICHAEL CLARK
Deputy Chief Executive, Ark

DAVID HARDING
Winton Capital Management

CHARLOTTE HOGG
COO, Bank of England

GRAHAM ELTON
Partner, Bain & Company

MATT JONES
Principal, Ark Globe Academy

DAVID MCCAHON
General Counsel, Barclays

MARGARET JOHNSON
CEO Leagas Delaney

VICTORIA TILLBROOKE
Partner, PWC

Supporters

ANDREW ADONIS
Labour Peer & Former Education Minister
DAME JULIA CLEVERDON
Former Chief Executive, Business in the Community
ROB EASTAWAY
Founder, Maths Inspiration
LYNDA GRATTON
Author, The 100 Year Life
RICHARD LAMBERT
Chancellor, The University of Warwick & Chair of the British Museum
CHRIS PATTEN
Chancellor, Oxford University
ROBERT PESTON
Political Editor, ITV & Founder of Speakers for Schools

MANNY ROMAN
Chief Executive, Pimco

DAME MARJORIE SCARDINO
Former CEO, Pearson
DAVID STEVENS
CEO Admiral
TIDJANE THIAM
Chief Executive, Credit Suisse

Our Structure

 

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.

 

We work closely with a number of schools and training providers including Mossbourne Community Academy, Holland Park School, and Ark Teacher Training to place candidates in school-based teacher training roles.

Begin your application to teach in 2017