Partner with schools serving low socioeconomic communities

We partner exclusively with schools serving low socioeconomic communities, aiming to meet the needs of each school’s unique context and support the school to lift student outcomes.

We strive to build sustained partnerships with the communities in which we work.

We have partnered with 132 schools to date, 34 of which are new partner schools in 2017 and all of which serve low socioeconomic communities.

Associates agree to teach in the school for a minimum of two years. We place Associates in clusters within schools and groups of nearby schools and support schools with professional development, including training for in-school mentors in pedagogical coaching, pastoral care and leadership development.

Associates and Alumni are beginning to cluster within the leadership teams of schools, helping achieve school improvement.

“Teach For Australia has supported the college in changing the way that education is perceived in Juvenile Justice in Victoria. The knowledge expertise and devotion instilled through the program have provided our school with educators that constantly drive for greater effectiveness. Teach For Australia teachers are helping children in detention experience education from a teacher they deserve.” Matthew Hyde, Campus Principal, Parkville College


We are committed to supporting regional, rural and remote schools, actively encouraging potential Associates to relocate to these communities.

Almost half of our partner schools are located in regional, rural or remote communities. Almost 40 per cent of Associates relocated to fill hard-to-staff positions, including in Portland and Horsham in Victoria, Katherine and Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory and Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.

Alumni have committed to these communities, taking on senior leadership roles, including as principals and assistant principals.

“There has been a significant difference to student learning due to the determination and passion that the Associates bring to the classroom.” Maisie Floyd, Principal, Tennant Creek High School, Northern Territory

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