We always believe in sharing our achievements as a way of sharing best practice amongst our school network
Great Britain’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Primary PPA Cover’s business owners Kerry & Stacey Barsby won Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the Great British Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2017. The award is one of the most prestigious awards in the UK and Stacey and Kerry were very surprised to walk away with the award after 1,500 businesses entered and most of them were household names and renowned businesses. Please see link: https://www.greatbritishentrepreneurawards.com/news/natwest-great-british-entrepreneur-awards-announces-birmingham-winners/
UK’s Best PPA Staff Recruiter
In 2017, we were delighted to be awarded the UK’s best PPA staff recruiter by CV magazine.
Leaders in Educational Recruitment
Also in 2017, we were honoured to receive the “Leaders in Educational Recruitment” award from Acquistion International Ltd.
We have created our own Primary MFL Curriculum that ticks all boxes outlined in the new National Curriculum. Our LinguaLearn© programme has been graded as “Outstanding” every time it has been observed and we are honoured to be the UK’s Leading MFL specialists for primary teaching. The curriculum was certified by UKCCS in 2013 and was transferred into an interactive software in 2017, by investing over £15,000 into the programme. We are currently working towards achieving NCFE accreditation for the programme.
British Gymnastics Certification
We are proud to announce that in 2016, we started to enable children to work towards British Gymnastics badges within their PPA lessons. This has had a phenomenal impact on children’s learning and has also inspired children to pursue gymnastics outside of curriculum time and enter regional and national competitions.
Residential trips to Spain
Any school studying our LinguaLearn© programme is invited to take part in our residential language immersion programme that takes place in San Pedro de Alcántara in Spain. The children stay in the lovely village of San Pedro and attend one of Spain’s leading primary schools for the duration of one week. The programme has been running since 2014 and all schools that have attended have rebooked to attend again. The benefits of the programme include: children’s confidence, independence, Spanish language skills and much more! For more information about the school, please visit www.laudesanpedro.com. See below photographs of UK students at our school in Spain.
All schools studying our LinguaLearn© programme are invited to compete in the national and global heats of Vocab Express via our organisation. We enter all children and obtain log-ins for them and run the entire competition for your school. We also obtain the certificates for the winners from Vocab Express and provide an engraved trophy to the winning school. See below photographs of trophies and certificates. We are proud to have won Vocab Express in 2017!
Inter-school Song Competition
In 2016, we launched a competition that happens annually for all schools that purchase Music from us. All of our Music Specialists use our School Song Tool Kit to guide children into writing their own school song, including using their musical knowledge to devise lyrics, rhythm, pitch, tone etc. The song is recorded and sent to our HQ by the deadline and the winning school receives a £50 donation to their school!
Salford Business Awards
The Directors of our Company were finalists in Salford Business Awards for their tremendous contribution to primary education.
Young Enterprise UK
The Directors of our Company volunteer with Young Enterprise UK to inspire secondary and college students to set up their own companies and actively run the Company Programme on behalf of Young Enterprise UK.
In 2016, we started offering CPD training to primary schools both for their INSET days and also free events for them to join us at a private venue and network with other teachers, ensuring their provisions are up-to-date and the best that they can possibly be.