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. […]

No ‘Snow Day’ despite the big freeze

3 March 2018 No ‘Snow Day’ Despite the Big Freeze  Last weekend presented a challenge for our team. After a week of severe weather that brought the UK to a standstill, our committed team of tutors ensured that the  learning programme continued without any hiccups. Although the snow had calmed down by the weekend, there […]

Black Friday & Festive Season FREEBIE

25 November 2017 Black Friday & Festive Season FREEBIE EducateFirst gave away hundreds of FREE, re-usable, large jute bags at their learning centres today to help everyone with their Black Friday & Festive Season shopping. Unfortunately, there were only a limited number and not everyone managed to get their hands on one. However, we have […]

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 […]

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 […]

End of GCSE exams 2017 – celebration

8 & 9 July 2017 Exams are over. Pizza, anyone? It has been a tough past few months for our GCSE students who have put in a lot of effort in preparing for their final Year 11 exams. Now that the exams are all over, EducateFirst treated students to a double dose of Pizza.  Our ‘Hut […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

GCSE students celebrate the end of exams 2016

 16 July 2016  Lamb chops, lamb curry, chicken curry, lasagne, fries, naan bread and more… As with previous years, this year’s GCSE students and their tutors attended an evening meal to celebrate the end of a very successful academic year. Following months of hard work (and really having no social life) it was great to see […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is the grass greener on the other side?

22 November 2015 Is the grass greener on the other side? With many tutoring companies popping up from nowhere, parents are now spoiled for choice when considering private tuition for their children. Over recent years we have observed ‘copy cat’ companies offering a service very similar to ours, but at a higher cost to the parent. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Summer school 2015: a superb outcome

22 August 2015 So, what did our students think of this year’s summer school? “I’ve learnt a lot of new things in this summer school” “My teacher said that I did really well and she gave me a prize because I worked so hard” “I can’t believe it’s the last lesson. I wish it went […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 the […]

Year 6 SATs 2015 – Are you ready?

10 May 2015  This weekend saw the conclusion of the SATs booster sessions across all our learning centres. During the past 2 months Year 6 students have been engaged in preparing for their SATs which take place this week in schools across the country. Thanks to all tutors for their amazing work in planning and delivering […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 service. […]

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 […]

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 […]

A bright start to Summer School 2014

24 July 2014 A bright start to Summer School 2014 This year’s summer school in Leeds, Huddersfield and Bradford is finally under way. Students will focus on Maths and English work they should have covered over the past year and also get a taster of what they will learn in the next academic year – […]

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 […]

Improve your marks… Get SATs… Go…

12 May 2014  As many of you will already be aware our tutors have been committed to supporting students attending tuition classes as part of an ongoing learning initiative to help local school children improve their grades in school. This week (12 to 15 May 2014) Key Stage Year 6 students around the country will be […]

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 […]

SATs 2014 revision classes get underway

1 March 2014 Not only was today the start of a new month, but also the beginning of EducateFirst’s SATs preparation/revision classes.  The special classes were rolled out to all Key Stage 2, Year 6 groups across all our learning centres. Over the next 9 weeks (every Saturday) the programme will capture core elements from […]

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 […]

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 […]

Summer school 2013 is a scorching success

29 August 2013 After 5 weeks of hard work (and fun), students attending the summer school tutoring sessions in Leeds, Huddersfield and Bradford were put through their paces one final time with the end of summer test. But this last session was not all about more hard work. The kids celebrated their achievements during the […]

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 […]

Summer school 2013 gets the thumbs up

Summer school 2013 Last Reviewed by EducateFirst on July 26 2013 Rating: 4.5 26 July 2013 After all the planning and hard work, our summer school finally got under way this week. Children aged 5 to 13 in Leeds, Huddersfield and Bradford were delighted to attend the first session of the special learning programme. Parents […]

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 […]

KS3 Science experiment – the volcano

22 June 2013 The volcano experiment KS3 students at our Huddersfield tuition centre perform a science experiment using a volcano made from dough (flour and water) and then filled with baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) to which vinegar (acetic acid) was added. Watch the video                       […]

Summer school 2013 preparation gets underway

15 May 2013 EducateFirst Summer School 2013 Leeds • Huddersfield • Bradford • Dewsbury  Join us during the summer holidays for another amazing summer school. Designed to help students bridge the gap in their learning and prepare them for the next academic year. The summer school will run for 2 hours one day every week for […]

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 […]

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 by […]

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 […]

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 fourth […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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