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    Raising attainment in primary schools

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    Raising attainment in primary schools

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    Raising attainment in primary schools

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    Raising attainment in primary schools

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We provide specialist teachers to teach the subjects your class teachers are not comfortable or trained to teach. Our vision is to provide all UK schools with the specialist staff required to meet the objectives set out in the National Curriculum.

We guarantee:

  • We will improve the standard of specialist subjects
  • Assessments twice per year by our staff, saving your teachers time
  • Children will be able to demonstrate practical and theoretical understanding of the subject we teach
  • Outstanding lesson plans and resources will be provided by our staff coordinators
  • Termly observations carried out by our senior staff on all of our teachers, ensuring a high quality provision
  • Training provided twice per year ensuring CPD

Take a look at our specialist Learning Programmes shown below...

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Our mission at Primary PPA Cover is to provide specialist teachers to teach the "Creative Curriculum" subjects to raise the standard of the current provision in school. We believe that all subjects on the Primary National Curriculum should be all taught equally to an excellent standard.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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Friday, October 04, 2019

Reach Business Coaching ae one of our corporate sponsors for our BuildOn project.

Here is why Jas Darar wanted to become a part of our project and what it means to him:

What made you want to get involved in this project?

This is a very worthwhile project as it helps those who haven't had the opportunities that we have been blessed with. Ultimately education is key if we are to progress as a society.

What is your connection with Primary PPA Cover?

I have known the team at Primary PPA Cover for three and a half years when I was Business Coach for Kerry and Stacey. It's been great to see just how much they have developed and how they drive forwards with their passion on a daily basis.

Why is providing children with a solid education important for you?

As I mentioned previously, education is key in all societies. This is the bedrock of our civilisation and allows us to prosper and develop as a species.

Do you have children of your own and if so what do you think they can learn from you being involved in this project?

I have 2 daughters aged 13 and 11. As any parent, I want the best for them, but I am mindful of them understanding just how lucky and privileged they are. I believe that exposure to children less fortunate than them will give them this perspective. 

Have you ever travelled to somewhere that is considered a third world country?
Both my parents were born in India and in 2000 I visited their for the first and only time. I was struck by the abject poverty and lack of opportunities people had. I was also humbled by just how much we had in our country that we took for granted.

What has been the best lesson in business that you have learnt so far?
Work on yourself more than anything else. Your skills, beliefs, values, identity and environment. These things make you the person you are. Instead of blaming anyone and everything else, make yourself a better person and things will improve.

Once the school has been built, what life lessons do you think would be valuable to teach children as they start their school journey?

Education is a gift, treasure it. And, your School days are the best days of your life!

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Why is the system changing?

  • A lack of expertise and knowledge of MFL has been found across the board
  • Curriculum is being confused with assessment and qualifications
  • Curriculum narrowing (a focus on English and Maths and therefore neglect for MFL)
  • MFL being missed out in Year 6 due to prepration of SATs
  • Social justice issues
  • Lack of teaching expertise n Inspectors found that, in over half of the schools in the sample, the lack of confidence, subject knowledge and need for training was the biggest challenge to improving the quality of their foreign language provision.  This lack of expertise was also highlighted in the questionnaire for language specialists or teachers as a particular concern for primary schools in meeting the requirements of the national curriculum
  • Confidence and subject expertise was the main concern for just under half of respondents.
  • Transition arrangements:  In half of the schools, inspectors reported that the primary schools were not working well with secondary schools to ensure that there is effective transition in foreign language learning from primary to secondary.

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What will be changing?

  • Children and students first – avoiding curriculum narrowing, even in upper KS2
  • Solid evidence for MFL
  • Quality of education – outcomes, assessment and curriculum delivery
  • Work scrutiny for MFL
  • Work should be demanding and coherently planned
  • Children to remember what they have been taught long term
  • Teachers must have good knowledge of the subjects

 

“During an inspection, if Ofsted are to “dig deep” in MFL, what can I expect?”

 

  • Discussions with senior leaders about the MFL provision and their curriculum
  • Discussions with curriculum leaders and language teachers about the depth of the curriculum and how it progresses – what should children be able to do by the time they reach Year 6?
  • Observations of lessons
  • Book scrutiny
  • Discussions between the inspector and inidivdual children about what they remember and why they are learning what they are learning
  • A look into pronunciation of teachers and children
  • A look into evidence of progression across the curriculum

Note: if MFL is not delivered on the day of inspection, all of the above will still happen other than lesson observations – book scrutiny

 

“What questions might I be asked as MFL Lead or MFL teacher in my primary school?”

 

  • How do you structure your support for non-specialist teachers?
  • How do you ensure you cover the programme of study?
  • Do all children have access?
  • How secondary and primary ?
  • What are the needs of your cohort and how has this affected your curriculum?
  • Why did you choose that scheme of work?
  • How do you ensure it builds on prior knowledge?
  • How do you ensure your progress is not just adding more vocabulary but grammatical structure?
  • How does this lesson fit within your scheme of work?
  • Can children manipulate a basic sentence by end of year 6?
  • Pronunciation of teachers and children
  • Evidence of progression across the curriculum
  • If your school is doing a carousel with 3 languages, for example: “What is the rationale behind that? What is the progress in each language? Have you thought about the phonological structure of each language? Are the languages being compared?

If MFL is evidently not a priority, Ofsted will want to see a plan of how the school will achieve the above.

 

 

 

Ofsted are asking the question: “Who is leading primary languages in primary schools?”

 

What are Ofsted looking for in primary languages?

  • Ofsted definition of curriculum: intent, implementation, impact (framework, support, progress) i.e. having clear intnetions of where the curriculum is going to achieve the desired progress
  • A curriculum with depth - developing knowledge and understanding, not memorising disconnected facts
  • Knowledge and vocabulary is at the heart of what Ofsted are looking for
  • A curriculum with clear progression: there are serious consequences for pupils when a curriculum is not sequenced or designed effectively. Gaps in pupils’ knowledge accumulate as they become layered on top of one another in a curriculum sequence.
  • Pupils learning the knowledge they need to avoid knowledge deficit (Fisher, Hnadbook kf applied behaviour)

“12 years of education should give children a solid foundation for languages” Ofsted, January 2019

 

“What if my school is an Academy?”

 

  • All pupils in maintained schools are expected to study the national curriculum. Academies must offer all pupils a curriculum of a similar breadth and ambition as the national curriculum (Ofsted school inspection update)

 

If we provide your MFL provision, what will we be changing over the summer to ensure we meet the guidelines for the new framework?

  • Assessment criteria from Y3-6 in line with the new inspection framework
  • A NEW childrens “quiz” area on our TeachTool platform to enable children to track their progress in the language
  • End of unit comments area to be emailed to our liason at your school at the end of each unit, complete with childrens progress
  • Restructure of annual reports for MFL in line with the new inspection framework

If you have any questions about your MFL provision or if you need to arrange your MFL provision for September, please get in touch with us.