As it stands, not every child in Australia has access to the education they deserve. By age 15, children from the lowest socioeconomic households are on average almost three years behind in school than children from the highest socioeconomic households.
Teach For Australia seeks to level the playing field for young people across Australia so that all children have access to the education they deserve. We do this by developing and supporting leaders who positively impact students’ academic achievement, access to opportunities, aspirations and attitudes towards learning.
Our vision is of an Australia where all children, regardless of background, attain an excellent education.
Teach For Australia’s Leadership Development Program allows participants to share their skills where they are most needed – as teachers in secondary schools – while they earn a Masters in Teaching over the course of two years. Following the two year commitment, they remain connected and continue to work in various capacities towards achieving educational equity – through teaching and leading in schools, innovating to solve problems in education, supporting low socioeconomic communities and influencing education policy.
In ten years, we have placed over 800 Associates into more than 180 schools, ultimately helping to change the lives of over 230,000 students. As a collective force—educators, advocates, entrepreneurs, policymakers, community members—we strive for the aspirations of students and families.
We are part of a global network with a shared vision for expanded educational opportunity.
Teach For Australia is proud to be a member of the Teach For All global network of over 50 independent, locally led and funded partner organisations with a shared vision for expanded educational opportunity in their countries.