Beyond the Classroom

How we make an impact

Our volunteer Teacher Training Programme enables teachers to use their skills and passion for education,
ensuring students everywhere have access to a quality education.

We connect teachers in the Impact community with schools in Uganda, Kenya and India, through our life
changing trips that have an impact on children around the world.

Our expert educators influence the practice skill of teachers in international communities, increasing engagement
and opportunities for children and schools around the world. Impact teachers upskill, support and develop
teachers in schools overseas.

The unique opportunity to spend time overseas and change lives of children around the world is transformational
for teachers, children and schools.


I signed up with Impact teachers whilst I was still living in Canada and they helped me a great deal with visa questions and general questions about moving to the UK. They also organised 2 Skype interviews with schools before I landed. I work with one of those schools now and couldn’t be happier. Thanks Impact for making my transition to the UK stress free!

Hayley Freeman
Art and Music Teacher

Impact has been honest and understanding since I registered. I was really worried about making the initial move from Ontario to the UK. They helped me along the whole way and always kept great communication. I had plenty of questions and they always did their best to ensure I was at ease and my questions were answered. Great agency you won’t regret it!

Ruby Morrison
Maths Teacher

I signed up to Impact Teachers 6 months ago whilst still living in Australia. They explained the visa process thoroughly and helped me with all the questions I had about moving to the UK. Prior to moving I did a few Skype interviews with schools that Impact set up and one of the schools wanted me as a year 3 Teacher. It was great to have a job lined up and to deal with an agency who actually listened and followed through with what they promised. Thank you so much Impact!

Crystal Krinks
Key Stage 2 Teacher

They were very helpful and understanding. They explained everything to me about obtaining a visa and provided many tips of what to do when I first arrive in London. I met with Impact when I first landed and they were so accommodating and friendly. They found me a role in a Primary School that turned out to be very close to where I live now. It all worked out well and I couldn’t thank Impact Teachers enough!

Kelly Mars
Primary Teacher

Finding a job overseas can be overwhelming and frightening, mainly because there are so many options to choose from and it can be difficult to navigate between what is true and false. Impact Teachers made that process much less daunting. The past year has been the best experience of my life! From the positive interactions with students to the extensive support you receive from Impact as soon as you land, it is an experience I will never forget. More importantly, teaching abroad in London with Impact Teachers allowed me the opportunity for personal growth and development, something I can always take with me in my teaching career!

Julia
PE and Science Teacher

What is the impact?

How Does It All Work?

During a weeklong trip, volunteers observe lessons, offer lesson feedback, deliver training seminars, and both mentor and collaborate with local teachers in order to provide them with new strategies they can adapt to any lesson to bolster student engagement.

When Do The Trips Take Place?
February Half Term, May Half Term and during the first week of the summer holidays in July. We also encourage independent travel before and after (if possible) as it’s an incredible opportunity to explore a new culture!
Am I Eligible For A Trip?

To be eligible for a trip, you must be a fully qualified teacher. The majority of the schools we work with are Primary level, so experience at this age group is beneficial but it is not essential.

How Much Does It Cost?

All you need to take care of are your flights, visa, travel insurance, and immunisations – Impact pays for your on-the-ground costs (accommodation, travel, food). We do ask you to make a small refundable deposit to begin the process of your application and to do some fundraising to help with some costs we incur.

Programme

WHAT ARE WE TRYING TO ACHIEVE?

From 2019 Impact Teachers has been partnering with Memusi Foundation to offer our Teacher Training Programme to primary schools in the district of Magadi, south of Nairobi, in Kenya.

Our goal here is to increase the educational opportunities for primary school students in Magadi by targeting student engagement to improve student grades.

This goal supports our efforts in targeting the 4 key areas below:

Increasing student grades
Increasing school enrolment
Increasing student attendance
Increasing numbers of students completing their primary education

HOW DO WE DO THIS?

We utilise our specific expertise in education to work directly with local teachers and schools in Magadi focusing on teaching and learning, with specific reference to student engagement, to improve student grades. We know that this focus will improve the quality of education, and have a positive influence on the other 3 key areas.

We create a sustainable method to improve the quality of teaching and learning by using a wide range of proven strategies. These include seminars, modelling, lesson observation, and meaningful feedback designed to develop and inspire teachers. The strategies when adapted significantly improve student interest and engagement in lessons.

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