Folkestone Central learning centre

Centre Manager

Dr Sarah Hedley Dray BAHons, PGCE, QTS

07766 098584
Folkestone Central St Johns Church
St Johns Church Road
CT19 5BQ

Opening times

Monday 15.30 to 17.30


Our centre

We welcome learners from age 4 upwards to our Folkestone centres. Our classes are calm, quiet places of study where achievements are celebrated.

Sarah runs 2 FCL centres in Folkestone:

First Class Learning Folkestone Central - St John's Church Hall in Folkestone<br /> First Class Learning Folkestone Cheriton - St Joseph's Church Hall in Cheriton

Our classes are suitable for those who are gifted and talented, those who need extra support with basic skills and concepts and those who want to be more prepared for tests and GCSEs. Our maths and English programmes are aligned with the learning outcomes of the National Curriculum from the Early Years right up to GCSE level.

Dr Hedley Dray is a highly qualified teacher of over 20 years. She has a wide breadth of experience teaching children and adults of all ages and abilities within the UK and overseas in International Schools. She has enjoyed working in mainstream as well as Special School environments. Having been a Head of Education, Sarah is passionate about providing students with the right kind of support to succeed. Her PhD is in Applied Psychology via research.

Sarah teaches in all class sessions and overseas every student's progress, extending learning programmes whenever necessary. All of our small groups are supported by trained tuition assistants who have A grades (or equivalent) in maths, English and science. Many of our students enjoy collecting stickers on their charts which they then exchange for certificates and prizes!

How it works

Sarah will meet with you to discuss how we can help. She will assess your child's skills in maths and/or English and recommend a plan. If you're happy to go ahead, Sarah will design a personalised learning plan. Your child will then start coming to weekly classes. Each week they'll complete work in class and take some homework to consolidate learning.<br />

From the basics of reading, writing and spelling to comprehension and creative writing skills, the First Class Learning English Programme follows principles that make it ideal for all learners, whether primary or secondary. Drawing on a variety of imaginative materials, the programme develops the key skills that allow the learner to read and write fluently, confidently and with enjoyment.

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Your next steps

If First Class Learning is the right fit for you and your child please contact Sarah. She can answer any questions you may have and book an assessment slot with you.

We hope to hear from you soon!

If you'd like to chat with Dr Sarah Hedley Dray BAHons, PGCE, QTS, book a callback

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