Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to take part?

Teach the Teacher is completely free for schools to take part in as we're funded by the Ovo Foundation and #iwill fund! In fact, we actually offer microgrants of up to £90 to help you run your session (e.g. for snacks, resources, or travel).

What's the timescale for taking part?

There's no strict timeline for taking part in Teach the Teacher!

We run monthly onboardings for students to attend. After you've been onboarded you can take as long as you need to organise and run your session!

Whatever works for you works for us, just let us know when you plan on delivering your session so we can send you your digital badge to show you've taken part in the campaign.

How much time will I need to commit? (teacher)

As little or as much time as you want to!

At minimum you will be cc'd into emails between us as the students taking part from your school (for safeguarding purposes) and will need to commit one hour to attending your students final Teach the Teacher session.

At most you could support your students through the process, helping them recruit other teachers, organising their session, and working on their presentation together. It's all up to you!

How much time will I need to commit? (student)

As a student, you will need to commit one hour to attend your online onboarding session.

After onboarding, we'll send you all the materials you need to deliver your session. How long you spend adapting and learning these is up to you, but estimate around 2 hours total.

You will then need to commit one hour to deliver your session, so around 4 hours total!

I can't find other students to take part with me, can I sign up by myself?

We encourage students to run Teach the Teacher in groups of 3 or more, however if you feel confident to run the session by yourself we're happy for you to come to our next onboarding! If you do recruit friends after onboarding we can send them a recorded version to watch too.

More than 3 students want to take part in my school, what should we do?

Although we recommend 3 students run Teach the Teacher together, we're more than happy for you to run your session in a larger (or smaller) group!

All we ask is that all participating students complete an onboarding call and sign up via our website so we can send on your digital badge once you've completed your session.

I can't make any of the onboarding sessions, what should I do?

Send an email to your local Teach the Teacher Campaign Coordinator (they're the person who sent you the onboarding email) and we can arrange a new date or send you a pre-recorded session and quiz for you to do in your own time.

Can students under 13 take part?

Yes, they can!

Teach the Teacher was designed for secondary schools however we're adapting our resources for primary schools too, so stay tuned.

For secondary school students who are under 13, you'll need to provide the email address of a teacher that we can email to contact you - remember to ask them for permission first!

your student to take part or use our resources to promote Teach the Teacher to their school. And if you’re a teacher, please feel free to promote Teach the Teacher to students you think would benefit from taking part, and check out our resources page for the rest.

For any questions or more information, please email

Our student team

Ailís Keyes
Teach the Teacher Coordinator
Django Perks
Teach the Teacher Coordinator
Francesca Hutchin
Teach the Teacher Coordinator
Niamh Crisp-O'Brien
Teach the Teacher Coordinator
Sachin Bhopal-Myers
Teach the Teacher Coordinator
Jack Di Francesco
Project Manager
Jo Wilkinson
Senior Project Manager