1st Staff Tuiton

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What we do?

1st Staff provide tuition for reception to Key Stage 5 pupils for a variety of reasons. Those that are at risk of exclusion, those that have been permanently excluded, or those who are not attending school for medical reasons.

We provide tuition either at pupils’ homes or risk assessed community spaces or specialist facilities. The majority of the pupils we work with have Social Emotional and Mental Health/Autism Spectrum Disorder needs or some form of special educational need without yet having an Education Health and Care Plan. We use specially trained teachers and tutors to deal with each specific child to meet their needs. We also provide daily logs and weekly reports to ensure we have a positive impact. 

Just some of our support services:

  • Small Group Work
  • 1 to 1 Behaviour Mentor Support
  • Art/Music/Drama Therapy
  • Respite, Reflect & Repair
  • Integration between schools and/or alternative provider
  • Prevention of Permanent Exclusion
  • Behaviour Management Strategies
  • Thrive
  • Arts Awards 

We work with pupils with or without an Education Health and Care Plan.  Our purpose is to return students to specialist or mainstream education, as soon as is practical. We deliver person-centred, bespoke, high-quality education and therapeutic learning, ensuring that students have outstanding opportunities to re-integrate.

1st Staff are currently commissioned by several local authorities and County Councils across the U.K. including Essex, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Nottinghamshire, Trafford and London Boroughs.

We are on Staffordshire County Council's list of alternative providers for tutoring and complementary alternative provision.

Arts Award

A set of unique qualifications for young people aged up to 25, which can be achieved at five levels: Discover, Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold.

The awards framework helps young people to develop as artists and arts leaders.

The awards assess young people’s creative, communication and leadership skills.

Discover is an introductory certificate

Explore is an Entry Level 3 qualification

Bronze is a Level 1 qualification

Silver is a Level 2 qualification

Gold is a Level 3 qualification (16 UCAS points attached)

The Arts Award can:

  • Contribute to Ofsted’s Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development of pupils, the quality of leadership of, and management in the school
  • Support the development of students’ meta-cognition
  • Help staff to meet certain Teachers’ Standards
  • Be delivered within the curriculum and across subject areas
  • Connects the curriculum to further education and training.


The Thrive Approach draws on the insights from these fields to provide a powerful way of working with children and young people that supports optimal social and emotional development.  In addition, the Approach helps us to work in a targeted way with children and young people who may have struggled with difficult life events to help them re-engage with life and learning.

Who can use our service? 

We work with all pupils who cannot access education normally, medical, Social Emotional and Mental Health, Autism Spectrum Disorder etc.

Age range/key stages covered:

Early years to 25 years.

Areas served, eg specific district or whole of Staffs?

All of Staffordshire.

Are there any costs? 

£50 per hour, 2 hours per day minimum booking. Travel can be provided pending a risk assessment of the pupil, consent from the parent or carer and the tutor holding the correct insurance.

Referral details? 

All students with or without an Education Health and Care Plan.  We require details of the pupil, pupil's parent or carers details, to arrange the initial meeting and invoicing details.

What happens when I become an adult? 

We can support applications to college to help transitions or link to employers and help with apprenticeship enrolment or CV writing for employment.

Who to contact

Contact Name
1st Staff Tuiton
01277 725 040 or 01992 610 870 01277 725 040 or 01992 610 870
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Other contact emails:

Lauren - Lauren@1ststaff.co.uk

Rob - rob@1ststaff.co.uk


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