Learn to lead with Teach First NZ

Our vision is that all young people reach their full potential.

Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu ’s mission is to tackle educational inequality by developing talented individuals into highly effective teachers and inspirational leaders in all fields.

What is Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu?
Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu is an innovative not-for-profit organisation that engages New Zealand’s top graduates and career-changing professionals in contributing to tackle one of our country’s most pressing challenges: educational inequality.  Our vision is that all young people in Aotearoa reach their full potential, and our approach is two-fold. In the short-term, we aim to recruit outstanding individuals to bring knowledge, energy and leadership into the classroom. In the long-term, we aim to build a network of leaders in education and across all fields, who are committed to addressing educational inequality.

Why does Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu exist?
Today in Aotearoa, we have one of the highest levels of educational inequality in the developed world. Just 36% of students from low- income communities will leave school with NCEA Level 3 or higher, compared to 76% students from high-income communities. This is evidence that our education system is failing our rangatahi, resulting in thousands of students falling through the cracks every year. Teach First NZ believes that effective teachers and effective leaders are crucial to making a difference. As such, we support our participants to raise student aspiration, achievement, and expand access to opportunity, whilst developing a community of our programme's alumni who strive to help close the education gap in New Zealand in all fields.

What does Teach First NZ: Ako Mātātupu do?
The Teach First NZ programme works to make teaching a high-status graduate choice, attracting highly-qualified and well-rounded university graduates and career-changing professionals – often those who may otherwise not have applied to teacher training – to secondary schools serving lower decile communities. Our immediate objective is to improve student outcomes in areas of educational disadvantage, by supporting our participants to teach for at least two years in their placement school. Longer term, we aim to build a community of committed alumni who have first-hand experience of educational inequality, and who use these experiences to continue to work towards closing the education gap.

The Programme|
We recruit outstanding, well-rounded recent graduates and career-changing professionals from a range of disciplines and career interests (with a focus on high-priority teaching subjects). We look for candidates who have the academic track-record, leadership experience, and potential to become highly effective teachers in schools serving lower decile communities. The challenge is huge, but the rewards – both to participants and to the students whose lives they touch – are real.

Acceptance into the Teach First NZ Programme means that you can:

  • Make a real difference in the community and in the lives of our rangitahi

  • Develop your leadership skills and potential

  • Become a qualified teacher as a Master of Teaching and Education Leadership

  • Be paid as you learn

  • Be a part of a national movement towards change

  • Receive a competitive salary, as well as 10 weeks of annual holiday

  • Receive a fully funded Masters in Teaching and Education Leadership

  • Build lifelong friendships with fellow participants

  • Access a network of participants, alumni, education leaders and businesses.

To apply, click here:https://www.tfaforms.com/workflows/start/3996.

For more information on Teach First NZ please visit our website http://learntolead.teachfirstnz.org/

Nau mai, haere mai

E rapu ana mātou i ngā tauira kua whakapōtaehia, e matatau ana ki te reo Māori me ōna tikanga, kia tū hei tauira i roto ngā akomanga me ngā hapori o Aoteroa, ki te ārahi i o tātou rangatira mo āpōpō. Ko te tūmanako, arā te kaupapa, kia whai kia tutuki ia tauira, ahakoa nō hea, ahakoa ko wai, i ōnā ake wawatā. Ko te Ako Mātātupu tētahi ara mōu ki te whai i tēnei kaupapa, kia eke panuku, kia eke Tangaroa tātou katoa.


Mo te kaiwhakauru

Ka tautoko, ka wero hoki koe te tangata kia tae atu ia ki te toi o tōna rangi. Ka manaaki tangata, ahakoa ko wai. Ka whakaohooho wairua koe mā o pūmanawa, o whakapono, o mātauranga, me ōu ake whēako hoki.

He kaha koe ki te whakawhānau, ki te mahi kaiaka i te whare wānanga, ā, ka kakapa hoki tō manawa mo tēnei kaupapa. Ka whakapau kaha koe i roto i te aroha me te māhaki ki te ako, ki te tutuki pai i te mahi.

Mēnā ko koe tēnei, me tūtaki tātou!


Ko wai mātou

Mēnā ka taea, ka whakaako, mēnā ka whakaako, ka ārahi. He rōpū kore-huamoni a Te Ako Mātātupu. Ko tō mātou mahi he whakapakari tangata kia tū hei kaiako toa ki te patu i tētahi o ngā kino o Aotearoa ināianei - te taurite-kore o te ao mātauranga

Ki a mātou, e rua ngā āhuatanga ka taea ki te āwhina ki te patu i tēnei kino:

  1. He kaiako ki te akiaki i ngā wawatā me ngā paetae o ngā tauira kei rō kura pōhara;

  2. He rangatira kei ia wāhanga o tēnei porihanga, e whai pukenga ana ki te whakaaweawe hurihanga whānui.

Ko tā Te Ako Mātātupu, ki te tutuki i ngā āhuatanga e rua.


Te ara

Nā te āhuatanga o tā mātou hōtaka ka whai mātou i ngā kaiwhakaurunga tika mo tēnei kaupapa. Mo ngā wiki e iwa ka noho tahi ngā kaiwhakaurunga kua whai tūnga katoa, mai Whiringa-ā-rangi ki Hakihea, ki te wānanga mo ngā mahi kaiako o Aoteroa. Kātahi ka timata i tō rātou mahi i tētahi kura. Mo ngā tau e rua ka mahi i te taha o tētahi tuakana, ka whai hoki i te tohu Masters of Teaching and Education Leadership ki The Mind Lab o Te Whare Wānanga o Wairaka.

Ko te mānuka e takoto nei, he mānuka tino rangatiratanga, he mānuka wero, he mānuka whai hua. Mā tēnei mahi ka taea te kite i ngā hua o a tātou mahi me te ako hoki me aha anō tātou ki te āwhina i te kaupapa. Ka whai mahi tūturu, ā ka whai korahipi mo te Masters of Teaching and Education Leadership hoki koe.

Mo te nuinga o a mātou kaiwhakaurunga, he timatanga hou anō i te mutunga o ngā tau e rua. Ko ētahi ka whai mahi tonu i roto i te kura, ko ētahi atu ka whai mahi i rō kaipakihi, mo te kāwanatanga, aha noa atu. Ēngari ka noho ōrite tonu te tūmanako o te katoa ki te tutuki i te whakatikahanga o te taurite-kore o to tātou ao mātauranga.


Hei whakauru

Whakaotia i te puka whakaurunga i runga i te ipurangi. Kei raro te hononga mo tēnei. Ka mutu te wā whakaurunga o tēnei tau i 1.4.2019