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2020 has seen unprecedented times that we, as a company, never thought we would find ourselves in. We would like to express our gratitude to our:

  • Amazing clients

Working in the public sector can be very challenging at times and we understand that for schools, it is difficult to appreciate the way that our business works. Thanks to the support of our schools and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, we managed to waive over £300,000 of invoices to schools. This left us in a very difficult situation as we still have our HQ premises mortgage, bills to cover and suppliers that unfortunately have had to charge us regardless of the situation. We have lost approximately 10 schools for 2020-2021 due to COVID-19 and the budget cuts their schools have faced. We are very hopeful that these schools will return to us once they are open in September and have received funding support from the government.

  • Wonderful staff

Given one days notice that all schools in the UK would close, our staff had to frantically cancel over 90 PPA sessions daily, indefinitely. Throughout the peak of the crisis, we have had to work night and day to ensure the decisions we were making were going to have a minimal impact on our regular services once schools resumed. Our staff have taken the time to organise their work, to write new lesson plans for children and new schemes of work and we couldn’t be more grateful of their support. This truly shows their passion for the education sector and above all their love for children and learning!

  • Suppliers

To those suppliers who have been flexible with us during these unprecedented times, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Tsunami Computers Leicester, Lex AutoLease, WaterPlus and many more have allowed us to pause or reduce our monthly payments whilst we have received no income. This has made the difference between us surviving and not surviving the crisis. 

Going forwards, we will be rebuilding our business back up to where we were and support from schools in outsourcing their PPA to us to help us rebuild is greatly appreciated. We understand PPA time is a legal requirement for all teachers and the majority of the subjects that we cover are compulsory so if you are struggling to cover PPA time, would like to explore a new method of covering a compulsory subject such as MFL or ICT, please allow us to provide your school with a FREE trial and show you why you should choose us and support our small business.

We would like to send our well wishes to all small businesses both who have survived the crisis and who unfortunately have closed their doors. If you have managed to survive like us, please dig deep and find that energy to push forwards once more to rebuild your business rather than give up. The UK needs small businesses and even more so now with unemployment on the rise. It will be worth it, we promise!

It is here, finally. The news we have all been waiting for in anticipation for nearly four months now. The schools are opening. Since March Primary PPA Cover has been operating, like everyone else, so very different. Our goal of offering affordable PPA provision to schools across the UK has had to take an unrequested break. But just today the department of education has given us the news we have so dearly wanted; in September schools will be reopening full time for all students with the return of a somewhat normality.

Not only is this great for our business but also for our PPA teachers also. We have been keeping in contact with them through this ordeal and they have all wanted to get back to doing what they do best, teaching their specialist provision.  

Education secretary Gavin Williamson today said that “it is important to get every child back into school” and we could not agree more. So, come September we will once again be at the ready sending our PPA teachers to schools across the UK ready to start a new academic year with a new and brighter prospect for the year ahead.

Are you looking at getting into teaching? Or want to add a new and exciting teaching opportunity to your career?

At Primary PPA Cover we recruit specialist teachers who can bring their specialist knowledge and practice to primary schools across the UK. We are looking for teachers who have previous experience teaching in the UK teaching full classes and who also have a DBS clear of convictions. Our goal is to provide schools with affordable consistent PPA cover and with a teacher who can introduce and inspire children to our wide range of specialist subjects. To find out more about the opportunities we have in your area get in touch or apply with our application form below.

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We have vacancies in:
·        Bristol
·        Bournemouth
·        Stockport
·        Luton
·        Windsor Oxford
·        Nottinghamshire
·        Preston
·        Surrey

Though it seems things have come to somewhat of a standstill in the past few months with our normal day to day lives; here at Primary PPA Cover we are looking forward to the bright future ahead. Even though we are always looking for specialist teachers to take on our many PPA provision lessons across the UK, we are always looking at different ways we can support and improve our teachers and anyone looking to get into a career of teaching. That is why we regularly hold our CPD training events to ensure that teachers are optimising their potential.


We are now listed on the CPD website so you can be reassured that the training we provide is to the highest standard. We hold our events up and down the UK with a focus of a number of different aspects within the education sector: behaviour management refresher, tips of how to make your lesson outstanding and even teachers coming together to share their best practice.


If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity to develop your skills within the teaching industry and would like to know when we will next be in your area get in touch now to find out more.

Or book online via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/primary-ppa-cover-24251484328

Our training dates for this year are:

  • HQ 24th August 2-5
  • London East 24th August 9-12
  • London West 25th August 2-5
  • Wiltshire 26th August 2-5
  • Cheshire 27th August 10-1
  • Doncaster 28th August 9-12
  • Bournemouth 3rd Sept 11-1
  • Zoom 4th Sept

We are still here for you and your school! Here at Primary PPA Cover we have been working non-stop to continue providing PPA cover during this current situation. Though schools are not operating as normal our business is still striving to improve and adapt wherever possible to help provide specialist PPA teachers across the UK. As ingenuity is one of our key values, we have striven to make changes which will benefit both our customers and our team. Whether it be our procedures in the way we recruit candidates, for the many jobs we have, whilst ensuring that we are sticking to government advice making it easier and safer for you to work with us. Or our price structures to help ensure all primary schools are “raising attainment” with our affordable PPA cover. Get in touch with us now to ensure we can help you and your school in raising the teaching standard.

Monday, July 06, 2020

2020 has seen unprecedented times that we, as a company, never thought we would find ourselves in. We would like to express our gratitude to our:

  • Amazing clients

Working in the public sector can be very challenging at times and we understand that for schools, it is difficult to appreciate the way that our business works. Thanks to the support of our schools and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, we managed to waive over £300,000 of invoices to schools. This left us in a very difficult situation as we still have our HQ premises mortgage, bills to cover and suppliers that unfortunately have had to charge us regardless of the situation. We have lost approximately 10 schools for 2020-2021 due to COVID-19 and the budget cuts their schools have faced. We are very hopeful that these schools will return to us once they are open in September and have received funding support from the government.

  • Wonderful staff

Given one days notice that all schools in the UK would close, our staff had to frantically cancel over 90 PPA sessions daily, indefinitely. Throughout the peak of the crisis, we have had to work night and day to ensure the decisions we were making were going to have a minimal impact on our regular services once schools resumed. Our staff have taken the time to organise their work, to write new lesson plans for children and new schemes of work and we couldn’t be more grateful of their support. This truly shows their passion for the education sector and above all their love for children and learning!

  • Suppliers

To those suppliers who have been flexible with us during these unprecedented times, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Tsunami Computers Leicester, Lex AutoLease, WaterPlus and many more have allowed us to pause or reduce our monthly payments whilst we have received no income. This has made the difference between us surviving and not surviving the crisis. 

Going forwards, we will be rebuilding our business back up to where we were and support from schools in outsourcing their PPA to us to help us rebuild is greatly appreciated. We understand PPA time is a legal requirement for all teachers and the majority of the subjects that we cover are compulsory so if you are struggling to cover PPA time, would like to explore a new method of covering a compulsory subject such as MFL or ICT, please allow us to provide your school with a FREE trial and show you why you should choose us and support our small business.

We would like to send our well wishes to all small businesses both who have survived the crisis and who unfortunately have closed their doors. If you have managed to survive like us, please dig deep and find that energy to push forwards once more to rebuild your business rather than give up. The UK needs small businesses and even more so now with unemployment on the rise. It will be worth it, we promise!