General Questions

  • What are the times of the provision day?
    Our academic day operates sessions between 8.45am-2.30pm. Please allow a window for collection – am collection can be between 8.45am-9.30am and a fifteen minute window for afternoon collections and returns. This is due to varying traffic conditions. Extra mentoring sessions outside of these hours can be provided on agreement.

    Who do I call to report absence?
    Call our office line on 07341 564377.

    Do I need to provide lunch for my child?
    No, your child does not need money. Lunch is provided, if you would prefer to provide a packed lunch this is acceptable.

    Does my child need to wear uniform?
    No, but they must be dressed appropriately for a professional learning environment.

    Will my child get homework?
    There may be requests from time to time for your child to complete homework. Please do everything you can to support this and also encourage your child to read on a regular basis (magazines, books, newspapers, online resources…anything!).

    How do I contact Education 1st?
    Telephone or text 07341 564377 or email admin@education-1st.org.uk.

  • Who holds the responsibility for the student once they are placed at Education 1st?
    The commissioning body holds ultimate responsibility. Education 1st wilfully support and safeguard all students in line with our policies.

    Does Education 1st provide science education?
    Currently Education 1st does not provide discrete science lessons but science based topics are covered through Project Based Learning.

    Which KS4 English and Maths specifications does Eductaion 1st work with?
    Education 1st works with the specification identified by the commissioning body. Details must be provided at referral.

    How often does Education 1st meet with the commissioning body?
    We expect termly reviews to be organised by the commissioning body. The review will be student centred and can take a multi- agency approach.

    How will the commissioning body be informed about attendance data?
    The commissioning body will be provided with log in details for our attendance system thereby accessing live data.

    What is the time-scale for provision to get started?
    We will process referrals in a timely manner dependent on current placements, availability and waiting lists. However, the placement cannot begin until all referral documentation has been received and the admissions process is fully completed.

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If you have a question that is not already here, please email admin@education-1st.org.uk and we'll answer your question as well as adding it to our FAQs page here.