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.

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
CHARLOTTE HOGG
Chief Operating Officer, Bank of England
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

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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.

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We work closely with Ark Teacher Training to place candidates in school-based teacher training roles.

Begin your application to teach in 2017