EducateFirst's response to the pandemic

We have been keeping constantly abreast of the regular updates and advice provided by Public Health England and the UK Government. As you will be aware, the guidance is constantly changing to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Re-opening of our learning centres

Saturday 3 October 2020

Our highest priority is ensuring the safety, health and well-being of our students and staff. We continue to follow government guidelines and liaise with local authorities to plan the safe re-opening of our learning centres. The planned re-open date is Saturday 3 October 2020. To allow social distancing, fewer classes may run and a limited number of places may be available. If you have made a payment for October but we are unable to accommodate your child due to changes in the ongoing situation, your place will be reserved for when your tutoring sessions are able to commence. 

Your safety comes first


Each of our learning centres will have its own safety measures in place (e.g. sanitisation) to ensure both students and tutors work in a safe learning environment. In addition, attendees MUST adhere to the following rules:

  1. COVID-19 symptoms: 
    If a student or any member of their family has COVID-19 symptoms they should not attend the class and should self isolate as per the government guidelines. We are unable to offer refunds or carry lessons forward for any lessons missed for whatever reason.

  2. Social distancing:
    Everyone in the building should observe social distancing at all times.

  3. Face coverings: 
    Everyone attending the building must wear a face covering. Students not wearing a face covering will not be allowed to attend class unless they have a medical note indicating reasons for exemption. Tutors are not required to wear face coverings during teaching time but students are required to do so.

  4. Timing: 
    Students must arrive on time for their class but must not enter the building until 5 minutes before class time. Parents may enter the building only to collect children 5 minutes before the end of the class. Everyone should leave the building promptly in an orderly manner maintaining social distancing.

  5. Waiting parents:
    Parent are not permitted to remain in the building during class times. Parents waiting for children may wait outside the building, preferably in their vehicles where possible.

  6. Visits by appointment:
    Only parents/students who have registered and had their place confirmed may attend our learning centres. All new parents/students must make an appointment should they wish to visit the centre. Appointment link: www.educatefirst.co.uk/appointment/

  7. Stationary/equipment: 
    Students must bring their own equipment, including notebook, pens, pencils and calculators. Students must not share equipment or stationary with others.

  8. Seating plan:
    In most cases, tutors will have a seating plan for their students. Students must adhere to this plan and remain seated during class times.

  9. Toilet breaks:
    Toilet breaks will be kept to a minimum.

  10. Break time:
    All students must remain in class and abide by the above rules during break times.

  11. Policy adherence:
    Anyone not adhering to the above rules will not be permitted to remain in the building.

What next?

We will keep our parents and tutors updated should the situation change. Please visit this page for up-to-date information.

More information

COVID-19: Our learning centres are re-opening soon

Sep 2020 update: Our learning centres will be re-opening on Sat 3 Oct.

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