A-Plant unveils new nationwide partnership with education charity Teach First
A-Plant, the UK’s leading plant, tool and equipment hire company has announced a new three-year partnership with education charity, Teach First.
The announcement marks a welcome commitment from A-Plant, to support Teach First’s determination and success in getting more great teachers into schools serving poorer communities across England and Wales, at a time when such teachers are needed more than ever.
At present, the UK is facing an unprecedented challenge in recruiting and retaining teachers, with one teacher leaving for every new one joining – while the number of pupils continues to rise. And too often, it is the poorest pupils that are being hit the hardest.
Teach First is committed to addressing these recruitment challenges, working closely with businesses like A-Plant to develop unique and innovative solutions.
In addition to providing valuable funding, A-Plant volunteers will also be working with the charity’s teachers and pupils in partner schools and students interested in pursuing a career in plant hire will have the opportunity to find out more about A-Plant and its apprenticeship opportunities through Teach First careers fairs.
Commenting on the announcement, Director of Development at Teach First, Terence Lovell said:
“We firmly believe in the importance of collaboration to support teachers and schools to give their pupils the best start in life. We’re thrilled to be receiving A-Plant’s generous support to help tackle educational inequality across the UK. By connecting schools with local businesses, together we can make an even greater impact on children’s lives.”
Asif Latief, Marketing Director of A-Plant:
“We have a responsibility to support the economic and social growth of the communities we serve. We’re proud to support Teach First, investing in the education of children across the UK, ensuring they can all reach their full potential, regardless of their background.”