Why I support The Prince's Teaching Institute
My core ethos of giving is to empower people to achieve their full potential and support initiatives which have a multiplier effect and directly reach the areas of society where support is needed most.
The Prince’s Teaching Institute fits perfectly with that ethos as a charity that’s really dealing with challenging issues in the state education sector and getting results. The hard reality is that in 2016 professional development for teachers is not mandatory. Every day children across the UK are being taught by teachers who are not knowledgeable in their subject or who have lost their passion for teaching.
I believe that every child deserves a great education, inspired by knowledgeable, passionate teachers – and that’s exactly what The Prince’s Teaching Institute delivers. It is an absolutely phenomenal cause and it ticks all my boxes as a multiplier. What I like particularly about The Prince’s Teaching Institute is the efficiency of its model. It costs less than £3 per child per annum, thanks to the leveraging effect of working with subject leaders and heads in schools, and over 90p in every pound spent goes directly to the charitable activities.
I am proud to be involved with The Prince’s Teaching Institute, as a donor, corporate supporter and member of its Development Committee, and to play a role in raising the aspirations of our next generation.
Keith Breslauer is Managing Partner at Patron Capital. Keith is the Chairman and a member of the Chairman’s Circle at The Prince’s Teaching Institute and provides significant sponsorship, supporting personally and via his company, Patron Capital.