Finance Score: -1
Governance Score: 8
Support Score: 5
  • Low unrestricted reserves: -2
  • Multiple Deficits: -2
  • Fundraising costs low: +3
  • 12+ Trustees: -1
  • Good trustee age range: +3
  • Dynamic board: +3
  • Gender balanced board: +3
  • Grant maker support: +5
Overall GiG Score: 12 ?

TEACH FIRST 

Teach First is a charity working for equality of education throughout England and Wales. In order to work towards this the charity is building a movement of leaders who are changing lives within classrooms, schools and across society.
Analysis by Giving is Great

Positives:

  • Spending has increased over the last 3 years relative to the previous period
  • Fundraising costs are unusually low relative to funds raised
  • A significant proportion of recent income was derived from major grant makers including the Government
  • The Board appears to be well diversified in terms of age and gender and dynamic in terms of composition

Regulatory & Governance issues to consider:

  • There are 13 trustees whereas the Charities Commission recommends a maximum of 12
  • Over half the Board have joined recently

Financial issues to consider:

  • Unrestricted reserves appear to be dangerously low at the latest year end
  • On several occasions in recent years income has been less than spending

Financial Data ?

Income & Spending ?
Sources of Income ?
Y/E Income
£k
Spending
£k
Surplus/
Deficit
Fundraising
Cost £k
Total
Funds £k
Unrestricted
Funds £k
Mths
Rsrvs
Staff Volun-
teers
31/08/22£67,725£67,288£437£2,531£12,453£11,8492.1821831
31/08/21£70,019£69,763£256£2,535£12,016£11,6942814630
31/08/20£56,526£56,433£93£1,960£11,760£11,4332.4628765
31/08/19£53,077£57,583£-4,506£2,231£11,667£11,1622.3589796
31/08/18£52,718£57,267£-4,549£2,453£16,173£15,4933.25971,740
31/08/17£61,011£57,872£3,139£2,377£20,722£19,6374.15430
31/08/16£63,976£61,489£2,487£1,857£17,583£16,1413.25210
31/08/15£60,568£57,399£3,169£1,682£15,398£13,8812.94900
31/08/14£50,089£47,074£3,015£1,452£12,229£11,77134080
31/08/13£25,292£23,220£2,072£1,383£9,214£7,66143030
31/08/12£21,450£18,995£2,454£1,153£7,142£5,4573.42160
31/08/11£16,613£15,320£1,293£677£4,687£2,7872.21880
31/08/10£14,039£12,608£1,431£1,029£3,394£2,5202.41340
31/08/09£9,459£7,894£1,565£701£1,964£1,9643860
31/08/08£4,444£4,397£48£1,183£398£2810.8510
31/08/07£3,385£3,167£218£144£350£1670.6330
31/08/06?£2,949£2,922£26£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/05*£1,898£1,888£9£0£0£0n/a00
31/03/04*£1,227£1,328£-101£0£0£0n/a00

Financial Ratios
Fundraising Costs/Relevant Income: 3.8%
Fundraising Costs/Total Spending: 3.8%
Senior Staff Costs/Total Spending: 6%
Highest pay band: £150,000-£200,000
Liabilities/Assets: 71%
Liabilities/Income: 46%
Unrestricted Funds/Total Funds: 95%
Reserves/Spending: 2.1 months
Net Current Assets/Spending: 2 months
Quick Ratio: 0.6
Asset Split ?
Established: 21 years

www.teachfirst.org.uk

GovernancePlanner@teachfirst.org.uk

02038628000

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UN SDGs
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Listed activities
  • Education/Training
  • Human Rights/Religious Or Racial Harmony/Equality Or Diversity
GiG Classification
  • Academic support
How it operates
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services
Where it operates
  • Throughout England And Wales,
Who it helps
  • Children/Young People
  • Other Charities Or Voluntary Bodies
  • The General Public/Mankind

Who's supporting them? ?

Donations from Grant Makers ?

We have details on the following significant donations. Multi-year donations are allocated to the years for which they are earmarked.

Specific Donations
Amount When
Months
To be used for
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Teach First
£60,000 12/05/2020
6
towards unrestricted core costs as a COVID-19 Fast Response grant
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (3 Years) award
£450,000 07/02/2020
Leading Together
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Teach First
£310,000 02/07/2019
24
Towards core costs of The Difference (hosted by Teach First) to improve outcomes for young people excluded from school and ensure fewer are excluded in the future by addressing policy and promoting ....more
Garfield Weston Foundation - Multi-Year Grant (2 Years) award
£253,000 21/06/2017
Ending Educational Inequality in Wales
Wolfson Foundation - Grant to Teach First
£150,000 08/12/2016
Futures Programme
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Teach First
£296,108 24/06/2014
Towards Achieve Together, a collaboration between Teach First, Future Leaders and Teaching Leaders which aims to develop a co-ordinated effort between a variety of local stakeholders to raise the ....more
Esmee Fairbairn - Grant to Teach First
£568,155 01/11/2012
Towards an Ambassador Innovation and Incubation Unit, inspiring a new generation of education social ventures and fostering collective impact on tackling educational disadvantage.
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Data sourced from Donors via 360 Giving

How is it governed?

Trustees (13)
Current Trustees appointed
Gender Split

Age Range of Trustees: 34-68
  • NABILA JIWA Appointed: 2023, Occupation: Regional Executive Principal (Education)
Legal constitution
  • Charitable company registered in England & Wales on 02/07/2003, number: 1098294
  • Registered at Companies House on 05/07/2002, number: 04478840
Gift Aid
  • Registered with HMRC for Gift Aid
Other Regulators
  • Estyn: Her Majesty's Inspectorate For Education And Training In Wales
  • Ofsted (Office For Standards In Education)
Policies in force
  • Complaints handling
  • Conflicting interests
  • Paying staff
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
  • Volunteer management
Filing Record
19 returns made; AR05: 114 days late, AR04: 53 days late,
Main office

Teach First
6 Mitre Passage
Greenwich
LONDON
SE10 0ER

Objectives

TO ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF THE PUBLIC

Defined Area of Benefit:

NOT DEFINED

Data Sources

Charity Commission for England and Wales
360 Giving
CharityBase
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