Matthew Hood, Teach First's Regional Director, explain what the scheme looks for in a recruit and what it can offer to schools.
The Teach First scheme started ten years ago and has gradually expanded across the UK. This year it reached the North East for the first time.
It offers graduates hands on experience in the classroom. The charity hopes the trainees will being a fresh perspective to the schools they are placed in.
Jessica Barry is a Teach First trainee placed a Jarrow School.