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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is your quality assurance system? +

    For more information on our Quality Assurance System, click here
  • Are your staff all qualified teachers? Have they got QTS? +

    On our bank of staff we have both Qualified and Non-Qualified Teaching Specialists (approximately 60% do have QTS). If a school requires their staff to have QTS we can accommodate this, however many of our schools have experienced Outstanding gradings from Ofsted with our staff that do not have QTS. As it is not a legal requirement to have QTS to cover PPA Time, it is simply down to each school’s preference. Our priority is that all our staff are degree level qualified or equivalent in their subject areas, have a minimum of two years’ teaching experience and are trained in First Aid, Safeguarding, Inclusion, EAL, SEN and Behaviour Management.
  • Do your staff have DBS, safeguarding and first aid? +

    Yes, all staff have Enhanced DBS checks, have filled in disqualification forms, and have training in Prevent, Safeguarding, and First Aid.
  • Have your staff worked in primary schools before? +

    Yes, all our staff have experience teaching in Primary Schools.
  • Do you do assessments? +

    Yes, our assessments are carried out bi-annually on our secure online assessment system. We will simply need class lists from your school to enable us to input them into the system. To view how our staff assess the children please follow the link. Read More
  • What do you do if your staff are off sick? +

    Our sickness policy states that staff must inform us before 7am if they are going to be off sick that day, and we then endeavour to allocate a substitute member of staff for that day. In the unlikely event that we cannot secure cover, we will inform the school with plenty of notice and issue a credit note.
  • Can you guarantee me I will get the same person week in week out? +

    Yes, our staff contracts are extremely rigid and we pride ourselves on consistency, staff are aware of this and they like to become an integral part of the school.
  • How do I get feedback? +

    Your Curriculum Support Advisor (at our HQ) will feed back to you and will also be contacting you for your feedback. They will also be observing lessons termly and carrying out termly review meetings with you.
  • What is your programme? +

    Our programmes are specific to each subject, for more information on each subject, please contact us and we will be happy to send you our Unit Frameworks.
  • Is the content in line with the National Curriculum? +

    Yes, all our content is in line with the New National Curriculum and it is constantly being updated.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

One of our lovely teachers Anne has recently retired and sent this amazing feedback regarding her time with Primary PPA Cover:

Please rate your experience during your time with Primary PPA Cover Ltd    :    Excellent
Please rate your experience with staff coordination during your time with Primary PPA Cover Ltd    :    Excellent
What went well during your time with Primary PPA Cover Ltd?    :    The staff at PPA were great and the school were very accommodating.
What would you like to see improved with Primary PPA Cover Ltd?    :    More subject specific training is probably needed for the future.
Additional Comments/Feedback    :    Many thanks for your Thank you card that I received. Very much appreciated.

We love to hear from our staff and schools so do please give us your best bit of feedback to either your Account Manager or Staff Coordinator!

thank you