2018-19 classes – it’s time to achieve

6 October 2018 2018-19 classes – it’s time to achieve Today was the first day of our new academic year 2018-19. Now in its 9th year, the educational project has been a hit with parents and students. As with every year, we had a mixture of new and returning students (and tutors) attending the tutoring sessions […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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