What was your New Year Resolution? Many of us have resolved to be healthier and happier - January feels like a trial month ready for National Heart Month in February. Our children are more at risk than ever with living in such a digital world, so why not add in some additional PE time whilst improving their Maths targets? Move With Maths incorporates both PE and Maths during the same lesson! Do get in touch if this is something of interest.
With the changes proposed in the new National Curriculum, are your staff confident in delivering PSHE from Reception to Y6? From dealing with emotions to taking care of the environment and learning how to keep themselves safe, Primary PPA Cover are able to offer PSHE teachers to come into school and deliver age-appropriate lessons each week ensuring that children leave school with a vast knowledge of all aspects of Personal, Social, Health and Economical education.
‘We expect schools to use their PSHE education programme to equip pupils with a sound understanding of risk and with the knowledge and skills necessary to make safe and informed decisions’ our curriculum covers all areas of the program required for all ages.” DfE, 2019
With the growing social issues we face in our technology-obsessed world, it is paramount that we get an important subject of PSHE correct to keep our children safe.
To find out more please call on 01530 566750 to discuss your requirements and bring PSHE sessions into your school.
Well, Christmas is officially over and some resolutions are still going strong! Some of us have fallen off the wagon already! Was your resolution to make changes in school and ensure the children receive quality specialist provision? Don't panic, lots of schools are currently struggling with increased workloads for their own staff and being able to free them up to teach additional specialisms they do not feel as confident with. Primary PPA Cover is able to offer our PPA provision in line with the new curriculum changes, meeting all the needs of Ofsted with our online software, TeachTool. Children are able to access their own learning portal at the end of each unit in order to consolidate learning and reinforce what they have been taught. Assessments are generated and sent over to the school per individual child. All Learning Objectives and outcomes are readily available for staff to see.
Do get in touch to see how we can help increase standards at your school for any of our specialist subjects!
As part of our ongoing training with all staff, we are now listed on the CPD website. This means that the courses completed are now accredited as part of the initiative to increase the standards in Education.
Courses happen each term, so do please get in touch if this is of interest to you!
One of our schools, Moira Primary School has become a sponsor for the BuildOn Project. Here is what Headteacher, Karen Hambleton has to say:
Please can you start by telling us your story and why you became a Headteacher?
As a young child I had been brought up surrounded by friends and family who were in education in some capacity, so some may say it was inevitable! However, that was not the reason I became a teacher. Shaping our future generations, offering support, guidance love and care is one of the most privileged professions to be in. Every day you can make a difference, bring a smile, create an aspiration or light a torch. I wanted to provide such opportunities and foster children's desire to be the best version of who they could be. That is why I became a teacher and that is why I became a head over 12 years ago, wanting to support professionals and families further by using my skills to motivate, engage, challenge and drive a school forward.
What made you want to get involved in this project?
What an exciting opportunity! At Moira our curriculum and ethos develops pupils who show respect, tolerance, resourcefulness and empathy.....amongst many other character strengths. Our motto is 'Together We Try' and what better project to show how coming together as a school and a community we can really make a difference to the lives of others.
What is your connection with ClubsComplete?
ClubsComplete is our provider for breakfast club and after school club every day of the school calendar. They have been a partnership for the school for over ten years.
Why is providing children with a solid education important for you?
Life has challenges...socially, academically, financially, emotionally so a broad, balanced and rich education that develops key life skills and knowledge is crucial to allowing our young people to blossom into successful, caring citizens.
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 a daughter Megan, 13, a son Ethan, 10 and a step son, 22. I am proud to say they are all caring, thoughtful young people who really will understand the importance of giving time and energy to others. They understand that we have many privileges that children in both our own country and other parts of the world can only dream of...so lets be part of something that can realise a dream.
Have you ever travelled to somewhere that is considered a third world country?
No....always wanted to, to experience life and do something to make a difference but never had the opportunity.
What has been the best lesson in running a school that you have learnt so far?
Every day is different...every day has its challenges....every day has that special moment when you know why you do the job you do and that every child is unique and special....however it requires special and unique teachers, support staff etc to bring out the best.
Once the school has been built, what life lessons do you think would be valuable to teach children as they start their school journey?
That even the most ambitious ideas can be achievable with the right support, attitude, resourcefulness and determination. That you need to want to be the best you can be....want to make a difference.
Thank you so much for your valuable time, we thank you for your support and are delighted to have you on board as a sponsor!