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.
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.
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:
COO Teach First
Deputy Chief Executive, Ark
Winton Capital Management
COO, Bank of England
Partner, Bain & Company
Principal, Ark Globe Academy
General Counsel, Barclays
CEO Leagas Delaney
Chief Executive, Pimco
Chief Executive, Credit Suisse
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.