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The concept of ‘community support’ expands

sarah murray | financial times | 2 june 2015

An article in the Financial Times looks at PA’s partnership with Teach First, the UK charity that places graduates into schools in low-income areas to help raise educational standards.

The article reports: “Teaching seven-year-olds in a maths class is not normally in a chief executive’s job description but this is what Alan Middleton of PA Consulting Group found himself doing at London’s Hampstead school in January as part of a partnership with Teach First.” 

The article explains that the partnership between PA and Teach First is typical of a growing number of community investments being made by companies. Rather than simply writing cheques to local charities, companies are using their skills to support the communities in which they operate.

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According to PA’s Paul Woodgates, an education expert and head of PA’s Teach First initiative: “It’s not about a one-way transfer of wisdom … It’s much more mutual than that.”

Paul continues: “About a year ago, we took a decision to focus our charitable efforts. We were doing small amounts of time for a large number of causes and we thought there would be greater value in doing a smaller number of things but with more time and effort.”

You can read the article in full here

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