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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.

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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EducateFirst offers FREE tuition lessons with O2

February 2013 EducateFirst became the FIRST tutoring organisation to appear on the O2 priority moments service. What is more, we are giving away tutoring lessons completely FREE. That’s right, you get a FREE 1 hour lesson in any subject of your choice (Maths, English or Science). Tuition is provided for children aged 5-16 years of …

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SATs preparation tuition support classes

SATs preparation and support classes Many students continue to struggle at school, with very little help offered to prepare for their SATs examinations. Having pioneered a successful campaign to provide educational support to students in the form of weekend classes and summer school clubs, EducateFirst now aims to extend its range of services by offering …

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Student progress – February 2013

9 February 2013 Parent consultations This month EducateFirst has been offering parents a FREE consultation, providing them with verbal and written reports on their child’s progress – a little like parent’s evening at school. Meetings were arranged strictly by appointment. This was a great opportunity for parents to meet our staff in one-to-one, face-to-face meetings …

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PGCE graduates get a helping hand from EducateFirst

21 January 2013 We were again invited by The University of Huddersfield to attend their PGCE graduate recruitment fair to support their new graduates find teaching jobs and other related work to help kick start their careers.  So, a couple of our representatives attended the programme on this bitterly cold Monday afternoon, but after a …

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FREE £5 vouchers

22 December 2012 As it is the season of good will (and the last day of term), EducateFirst offered students a FREE £5 voucher if they registered for tuition classes for the month of January. There were a limited number (48 in all) of free vouchers to give away on a first come, first served …

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Christmas competition 2012

15 December 2012 Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s nearly the end of the first term and Christmas is just around the corner. To celebrate, we held our annual Christmas competition where students attending our tuition centres could win a fantastic EducateFirst Goody Bag. All they had to do was answer some simple questions – all the …

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Tuition feedback – Dec 2012

8 December 2012 To ensure our students and parents receive the best possible support, we are always looking at ways to improve our tuition classes and learning programmes at our centres. The best way we can do this is by asking children what they think of the support they receive from EducateFirst.  Today, all students …

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Learning walks

2 December 2012 Today, learning and teaching coordinators, and management staff at each tuition centre carried out ‘Learning Walks’ to ensure both students and tutors are making the most of their time in class and are receiving the best possible support they deserve. The key to successful tuition is the ability to build a good …

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Teacher training / briefing session 2012

29 September 2012 In preparation for the new academic year 2012–13, we held two teacher training sessions at our centres in Leeds and Huddersfield. Company representatives provided tutors with a brief overview of the company structure and its ongoing learning project for the local school children. We had some teachers who had returned to support the …

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Bradford education open day

22 September 2012    On a warm and bright September Saturday afternoon EducateFirst opened its doors to the long-awaited open day at the Grange Interlink in Bradford. The event took place after months of planning and raising awareness of the educational support available to the local community. Following in the footsteps of similar events over the years …

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GCSE exam results 2012

23 August 2012 As with every year, today saw tears of both elation and despair as students around the country received their GCSE exam results following examinations earlier in the summer. We would like to congratulate all pupils of the 2012 cohort at EducateFirst on their outstanding success. The excellent set of results is testimony only to …

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A-level exam results 2012

16 August 2012 The waiting is finally over. Tens of thousands of students across the UK received their exam results this morning and we have already received some good news from several of our students – well done all. This can be a stressful time, especially if you do not get the grades you were …

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Project Bradford gets underway

2 August 2012 The team has been working hard planning and executing their plans for the education open day in Bradford and the subsequent opening of the Bradford learning centre. The campaign begins in the office as the team pulls together their strategy for implementing another learning initiative in the heart of Bradford. EducateFirst will hold …

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End of school year class activities

23 June 2012 Well, it is that time of year again where we look back at the achievements of all our students who have attended educational classes as part of our community learning project. It has been another very successful academic year at EducateFirst and all tutors and students in each learning centre celebrated with some fun educational activities. In …

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PGCE graduate fair June 2012

12 June 2012 EducateFirst provided PGCE graduates from the The University of Huddersfield tutoring opportunities to kick start their career. Having attended several recruitment fairs on previous occasions the EducateFirst team was once again looking forward to this summer’s event in Huddersfield. The turnout was high with many students gaining valuable information and advice as they try to …

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Easter 2012 prize draw and feedback

24 March 2012 The EducateFirst Team provided students attending classes in Maths, English or Science at each learning centre the opportunity to put forward their thoughts on how the community-based learning project was being delivered. The students, aged 5–16 years, were asked what they liked about the classes and whether they felt it was providing …

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Romeo and Juliet in Dewsbury

3 March 2012 Key Stage 3 English students at our Dewsbury learning centre were praised for their exceptional hard work last month. The students mastered the characters in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and were able to give a descriptive account and interpretation of the play. The essays and texts produced by the group received outstanding …

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PGCE graduate recruitment fair January 2012

12 January 2012 A big thank you to The University of Huddersfield for hosting another successful PGCE recruitment fair. EducateFirst attended the event alongside other renowned names in the field to help new graduates from the university obtain teaching positions. Attendees specialised in a wide range of areas from the core subjects within the National Curriculum …

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Christmas competition 2011

17 December 2011 Children attending classes at our learning centres had the opportunity to enter our Christmas competition to win one of three 4GB MP3 players. Students had to answer a series of questions, the answers to which could be found on our website and blog pages. It could not be any easier. The competition …

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Student feedback – November 2011

12 November 2011 Today, members of the senior management team requested feedback from all students attending classes at EducateFirst Tuition and Learning Centres. This feedback is essential to ensure we continue to provide a service that is of benefit to the local community. It quickly became apparent that students were very much enjoying their attendance to the …

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Tutor briefing session 2011

1 October 2011 As part of our commitment to the community-based learning initiative, the new academic year began with a teacher training day / briefing session. Sessions were held at our learning centres in Leeds and Huddersfield. The sessions comprised presentations from members of the management team, providing guidance and highlighting key objectives of the project …

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Dewsbury open day

17 September 2011 Working closely with tutors, parents and children, EducateFirst has become aware of an unmet need for educational support within communities in and around West Yorkshire. We therefore teamed up with a group of talented young teachers committed to helping children achieve their educational goals. Our education open day on 17 September at the …

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Project Dewsbury

8 September 2011 With the official education open day just around the corner, members of our marketing team volunteered to take to the streets of Dewsbury to talk to members of the community and help raise awareness of the support that will soon be available to them (in the form of educational classes). Natasha, James, …

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Live radio show & competition

28 August 2011 Yesterday, two representatives from EducateFirst hosted a competition in collaboration with a local radio station in West Yorkshire to help raise awareness of our community-based learning initiative. The prize…an amazing 7″ Google Android tablet PC loaded with applications. Children were encouraged to phone in and attempt to answer a series of questions …

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Exam success

25 August 2011 Our GCSE students had put alot of effort in preparation for their exams. We continue to receive “Thank you” messages from students and parents for providing educational support as part of our community project across West Yorkshire. EducateFirst congratulated its students on their exam success in the Yorkshire Evening Post. Check out …

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Summer school in Huddersfield

1 August 2011 We are pleased to announce the start of our new summer school in Huddersfield. Children between the ages of 5 and 13 took part in this learning programme, which is set to last for 5 weeks throughout the summer holidays. A combination of Maths, Science and English lessons aim to build confidence …

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Adult education open days

13 July 2011 Requests for adult educational support have been on the increase for several years. In particular we have seen an increase in demand for ESOL, EFL and IELTS exam preparation courses as well as the UK Citizenship (Life in the UK) test. Being a recognised and established organisation within the education sector, EducateFirst …

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PGCE graduate recruitment fair

16 June 2011 Today, EducateFirst was invited to attend a recruitment event at the University of Huddersfield. The aim of the event was to provide PGCE graduates with advice and guidance with regards to their teaching career as well offer our services. In addition to seeking advice from our company representatives, graduates registered with us …

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Parent-student review day

23 April 2011 It has been a very busy term during which we planned our student review day – a little like parents’ evening at school. This was an opportunity for parents to meet with our tutors on a one-to-one basis to receive feedback and discuss their child’s progress in class. The face-to-face meeting proved …

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New academic year 2010/11

6 November 2010 The opening of our Huddersfield centre paralleled with the restarting of classes at the Leeds centre earlier today. This was truly a mammoth task in terms of management, but made possible due to the dedication of our staff. A big thank you to the team and all our tutors for their support …

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Huddersfield education open day

23 October 2010 Following requests from relatives of students who attended our Leeds centre, we extended our services to the town of Huddersfield where we held our second FREE education open day at the Hudawi Centre. Many parents and students were already aware of the project we were running in Leeds and attended the open …

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Leeds summer school – by popular demand

6 August 2010 Following the success of our classes during term time, students were keen to continue attending classes throughout the summer holidays. To meet this demand EducateFirst set up a summer school project designed to keep children occupied, have fun and learn new skills. Students participated in competitions, each keen to win the top prize: …

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Leeds classes start

1 May 2010 Our community-based project took another step in the right direction with the start of our classes for children in Maths, English and Science. These weekend classes are open to any child between the ages of 5 and 16 years (Key Stages 1 to 4). Children from any school or background are welcome …

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Leeds education open day

17 April 2010 EducateFirst launches its community-based learning initiative with a FREE open day for the community of Leeds. The open day was held at the Bangladeshi Community Centre in the heart of the Harehills area on Roundhay Road. Members of the local community attended to seek advice from our tutors and register for classes …

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