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Educational blog for students and parents. This blog highlights events for our community-based learning initiative (educational classes) as part of our ongoing commitment to local children and families. Helping local children improve their education, build confidence and develop key life skills.

Tutor Briefing Session 2018

16 September 2018 Our mission to educate – the brief Following a super hot summer, our staff gathered to prepare for the new academic year. With the learning project now entering its 9th consecutive year, the pressure was on to ensure the team continues to provide the outstanding level of support provided to students during …

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GCSE Annual Meal 2018

7 July 2018 GCSE Annual Meal  Yesterday night, our KS4 students and tutors turned out for the biggest night of the year in the EducateFirst calendar, the Annual KS4 meal, which was hosted by EducateFirst staff to celebrate the achievement of our fantastic KS4 students over the course of the year at our learning centres. …

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Superb start to our 2017-18 tutoring programme

7 October 2017 A superb start to our academic year 2017-18 Today EducateFirst opened it’s doors for the annual relaunch of the EducateFirst community project for this academic year. The EducateFirst team have been working hard over the summer to ensure this year’s launch would supersede the successes of past years… and it seems all …

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Staff teacher training session 2017

23 September 2017 Staff teacher training session 2017 A staff training/briefing session was arranged for all tutors who will be supporting the learning initiative over the new academic year 2017-18. Tutors received a wealth of information relating to the tutoring programme and had the opportunity to meet and engage with one another during the interactive …

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Summer holidays are here 2017

24 June 2017 End of another successful academic year It has been yet another challenging academic year, but we are pleased to say our tutors have done an amazing job. From Key Stage 1 through to Key Stage 4 the team has provided consistent support to students each week. Their dedication and efforts over the months …

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SATs 2017 – let’s conquer them

8 May 2017 SATs 2017 – let’s conquer them It is reported that primary school children sitting SATs are showing increased signs of stress and anxiety around exam time, with some suffering sleeplessness and panic attacks. In addition, parents and teachers have also reported high levels of stress and depression, with some teachers being in fear …

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SATs 2017 learning programme

4 March 2017  Doesn’t time go fast? It’s that time of year again where we start to prep our Year 2 and 6 students for their SATs tests, which will take place across schools in Britain in May. To fully support these students, our tutors at our learning centres will be turning their attention to …

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Christmas curry 2016

28 December 2016  To celebrate the end of the first term of the academic year, our staff got together for a Christmas Curry during the holidays. It was a time to relax and unwind, and get to know one another outside of the work environment. A bit of light-hearted banter, some poppadoms, onion bhajis and …

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The Relaunch: Educational Project 2016-17

1 October 2016  Today’s crisp October morning saw the start of a new academic year here at EducateFirst. After months of planning and preparation, the EducateFirst staff were delighted to see our fresh-faced students arriving at our learning centres in Huddersfield, Leeds and Bradford, ready to learn. Students were set for fantastic fun-filled and interactive …

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Summer school 2016 gets underway

30 July 2016  Summer school 2016 finally got underway across all learning centres this weekend. Despite some students leaving registration down to the very last minute, the sessions got off to a great start as planned. The objective of the summer school is to focus on key elements that students have struggled with over the past …

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School’s out 2016

25 June 2016 Another superb year concludes Another fantastic academic year has come to an end at EducateFirst. It seems only yesterday that the EducateFirst team was preparing to open its doors for eager students, new and returning alike! The final teaching day, on Saturday 25 July, was jam-packed with fun and interactive lessons for our …

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2016 SATs week is here

8 May 2016 2016 SATs week With SATs fast approaching, our year 2 and 6 students have been busy preparing for what will be their first external examination of their academic lives. Having recognised the ever-increasing role SATs results are playing in a child’s educational future, the EducateFirst team were determined again this year to create …

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SATs, SATs and even more SATs

5 March 2016 SATs, SATs and even more SATs Saturday 5 March 2016 saw the beginning of EducateFirst’s SATs revision programme aimed at students in Years 2 and 6. The objective of these sessions is to support and prepare students for the forthcoming SATs in May. EducateFirst has been inundated with additional requests for support …

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The re-launch: Academic year 2015-16

3 October 2015 The re-launch: Academic year 2015-16 Today we saw the re-launch of EducateFirst‘s maintain its commitment by re-launching its community-based academic learning programme – making educational support affordable and easily accessible to all. The first day was deemed highly successful with both new and returning students enjoying their attendance and making the most of their time during …

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Tutor training and briefing session 2015

19 September 2015 Tutor training and briefing session 2015 Preparing to launch our community-based learning project at the start of the academic year is no small task, and our staff has been preparing to introduce some changes designed to further benefit the students attending our tutoring sessions. Today, new and returning tutors were briefed on the forthcoming project to …

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Summer School 2015

25 July 2015 Today saw a fantastic start to the EducateFirst Summer School at our Huddersfield, Leeds and Bradford centres. Pupils were given the opportunity to take part in interactive classes in English and Maths to get them into shape for the coming academic year. We were pleased to see extremely enthusiastic pupils in all classes, further …

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A fabulous finish to an amazing academic year 2014-15

27 June 2015  Today, students at EducateFirst attended their final classes of this academic year. As with every year, the project has gone from strength to strength, with the support and contribution of our staff and tutors. Both students and parents have benefitted from our sustained efforts to continue providing high quality education at affordable …

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Celebrate end of GCSE exams 2015

16 June 2015  To celebrate the end of the GCSE exams, students and tutors from EducateFirst attended an evening meal out. It was a great turnout as everyone made a special effort to group together and relax after months of hard work preparing for the final exams. Our tutors work with hundreds of students throughout …

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Safer learning with first aid qualified staff

9 – 10 March 2015  Members of the EducateFirst team attended a special 2-day paediatrics first aid course run by St John Ambulance. The course equipped our staff with the knowledge, skills and tools to deal will a child who is in need of medical attention. Your child’s safety and welfare is our top priority and we pride ourselves in …

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Year 6 SATs booster sessions – 2015

7 March 2015  This weekend we fuelled our learning programme by introducing Year 6 SATs Maths and English booster classes across all EducateFirst tuition centres. The sessions will continue for approximately 9 weeks and will prepare the students for their forthcoming tests in May. Students will benefit from an intense revision programme capturing all key elements that …

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PGCE graduate recruitment day – Jan 2015

14 January 2015 PGCE graduate recruitment day at the University of Huddersfield We welcomed students at the 2015 PGCE graduate recruitment day at the University of Huddersfield. EducateFirst was one of six companies that attended the day offering new teaching opportunities for PGCE graduates in secondary Science, Maths and ICT. Members of our team were there to …

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A cracking start to the 2014-15 learning programme

11 October 2014 A cracking start to the 2014-15 learning programme After a rather long summer break, the long-awaited day finally arrived when EducateFirst launched its 2014-15 learning programme for school children aged 5-16. The sessions got off to a cracking start across all centres and children attended in large numbers to benefit from the …

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Tutor briefing sessions 2014

26-27 September 2014 Tutor briefing sessions 2014 The past couple of days have been a busy time for everyone at EducateFirst as we prepare for the upcoming new term. A key part of the learning project is to ensure our tutors (new and returning) are fully briefed on the forthcoming projects to ensure all expectations are met …

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Summer School Success 2014 – Ready For School

29 August 2014 Summer School Success 2014 After a full-on 5 weeks of learning, this year’s summer school in Leeds, Huddersfield and Bradford completed with mass praise from parents yesterday. Over the holidays our tutors ensured that students got to grips with key elements of the National Curriculum to ensure students are better prepared for when they return to school …

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School’s out after students achieve their goals

28 June 2014 School’s out after students achieve their goals It goes without saying that we have had yet another successful academic year here at EducateFirst. We have met our objectives by providing families within West Yorkshire an affordable tutoring service in Maths, English and Science for children aged 5 to 16 years. Students attending the …

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Continued support for local families in Leeds

1–2 April 2014 Attending school parents’ evening is always an anxious moment for parents and students. EducateFirst was invited over a two-day period to support parents and their children at a local primary school in Leeds, providing an overview of the educational services we provide. Children enjoyed a number of complimentary giveaways as they waited …

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Let the learning begin…

5 October 2013 The much-awaited start to EducateFirst’s academic is finally here and the tutoring project was re-launched simultaneously across all learning centres. Although the project at the Dewsbury centre remains on hold for now, there has been an increase in demand by the community within the Dewsbury and Ravensthorpe areas and students travelled to …

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Tutor briefing session 2013-14

21 September 2013 Today, the management team at EducateFirst held this year’s annual Teacher Training / Briefing Sessions at both the Leeds and Huddersfield centres. The day was a great opportunity for both existing tutors and new additions to the team to gain a deeper understanding of the company’s structure and our vision for the …

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GCSE exam results 2013

22 August 2013 Many anxious students have today received their long-awaited GCSE results for exams taken this summer. Both tears of disappointment and sighs of relief were witnessed up and down the country. A huge WELL DONE to all students who have worked hard and received the grades they were hoping for. Over 600,000 students …

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Final day of the academic year 2012–13

22 June 2013 Mission accomplished This Saturday saw the completion of EducateFirst’s syllabus and teaching programme for the academic year. It was an eventful day at each of our learning centres – after completing their monthly tests, students participated in interactive educational quizzes. Treats and nibbles were made available for all to share.  Achievements this …

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FREE tuition lessons for 3 months

5 April 2013 Our summer term starts tomorrow and to celebrate we are offering the chance for students to win a fantastic prize. Having offered you some of the best deals in private tuition, from £5 vouchers to FREE single lessons, EducateFirst is now offering 3 months of tuition completely FREE of charge to one …

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Snow day for students attending EducateFirst classes in Huddersfield

23 March 2013 For the first time since the start of our tuition classes a few years ago, today we experienced severe weather conditions which meant that EducateFirst classes at the Huddersfield centre could not open, although the Leeds and Bradford centres were open as usual. The decision not to open the Huddersfield centre was taken …

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EducateFirst Easter 2013 message and competition

23 March 2013 Last week we introduced the Easter competition across all our tuition centres. Students had to write a small piece of text containing the words “EducateFirst” and “Easter”. This could have been a simple sentence,  a strapline, a poem, or even a song. All students were allowed to enter, and we must say, we did get …

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Community-based learning is a hit with parents and pupils in Bradford Leeds Huddersfield Dewsbury

13 March 2013 Hot off the press… A couple of weeks ago a reporter from a local newspaper (Asian Sunday) paid us a visit to learn more about EducateFirst’s community-based learning initiative for school children. We welcomed the visit and the management team was happy to show the reporter around the Bradford tuition centre, the …

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