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Our Management Team

Initially, we started offering PPA Cover to schools through our sister company ClubsComplete Ltd in 2010. By 2013, ClubsComplete offered 14 different services to schools, parents and local communities therefore we decided to branch PPA Cover into a separate, dedicated entity to cater for the ever growing needs of UK primary schools.

In 2013, we opened the business with 10 primary schools delivering MFL, PE, Dance & Drama to children: at this point, only the Directors delivered all of the lessons. Due to the Directors passion and expertise in the field of MFL (both hold First Class Degrees in languages), they decided to research and write their own MFL curriculum anticipating the 2014 compulsory element of the curriculum.

LinguaLearn© was created and established in 2014 and became the UK’s first primary MFL curriculum for both specialist and non-specialist teachers. The unique qualities of the programme include practical lessons such as teaching Spanish and French through PE and covering all areas of the new National Curriculum through fun and engaging lessons.

In late 2014, we started to offer Gymnastics, Dance, Music and Art as well as PE, Drama and MFL. Music became our second most popular subject and we rapidly developed our expertise in the area by employing Music specialists who helped to build our Music programme which now also has an interactive whiteboard resource kit too!

Now, we employ over 100+ people and operate 180 PPA sessions per week, enriching the lives of over 46,242 children per week!

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Kerry Goodacre

A shareholder and Company Director, Kerry graduated from the University of East Anglia with a First Class BA Hons degree in Spanish, Translation & Media (including a Business Diploma module at the University of Alicante). Kerry speaks fluent Spanish, intermediate French, and basic Italian and is currently learning Russian.

Kerry has numerous qualifications related to childcare that she has obtained both on an independent basis and via the County Council. She has years of experience working with children and still actively practices her teaching knowledge by teaching Spanish in a Coventry primary school one afternoon per week. The remainder of Kerry’s time is spent on managing the company’s progress, working closely with Stacey to ensure the smooth running of the day-to-day activities of the business. Kerry is responsible for all finance activities and works closely with Jo to ensure a steady cash flow and that all staff and suppliers are paid on time. Kerry also visits our primary schools throughout the UK and Spain to observe the provision that we are providing, giving full observation reports to help staff develop further.

Kerry’s qualifications include:

  • BA Hons in Spanish, Translation & Media
  • LAMDA qualifications in Dance & Drama
  • Leicestershire County Council certified in Practical Business Planning
  • Leicestershire County Council certified in Safeguarding (Designated Person)
  • St John Ambulance qualified in First Aid
  • NDNA qualified in EYFS Physical Development
  • Business Diploma from University of Alicante
  • Leicestershire County Council certified in Autism
  • Certified Spanish Translator
  • Leicestershire County Council certified in Risk Assessing
  • Certification in Equality and Diversity
  • Leicestershire County Council certified in Supporting Two-Year-Olds
  • NPLQ
  • University of Leicester Level in Russian

Stacey Dean

A shareholder and Company Director, Stacey graduated from the University of Salford, Manchester with a First Class BA Hons degree in Translation & Interpreting with Spanish & Italian (including a semester studying at the University of Bologna, Italy). Stacey speaks fluent Spanish, intermediate French & Italian and is currently learning Russian.

Stacey has years of experience working with children including private language tuition and classroom teaching. Stacey still actively practices her teaching knowledge by teaching Spanish in a Leicestershire primary school one afternoon per week to KS1 and KS2. Stacey has a variety of qualifications related to teaching and childcare that she has obtained both on an independent basis and via the County Council. The remainder of Stacey’s time is spent on managing the company’s progress, working closely with Amelia and Kerry to future proof the company and plan the progression. Stacey is heavily involved in the Spanish side of the business and regularly travels to our sites in Spain and also hosts our UK primary schools on residential trips to her school in Spain. In addition to this, she visits our primary schools throughout the UK and Spain to observe the provision that we are providing, giving full observation reports to help staff develop further.

Stacey’s qualifications include:

  • BA Hons in Translation & Interpreting with Spanish and Italian
  • LAMDA qualifications in Dance & Drama
  • Leicestershire County Council certified in “Marketing my Childcare Business”
  • Leicestershire County Council certified in Safeguarding
  • St John Ambulance qualified in First Aid
  • Creative Education certified in Behaviour Management in Primary Schools
  • Leicestershire County Council certified in Autism
  • Certified Spanish & Italian Translator
  • Certification in Equality and Diversity
  • Leicestershire County Council certified in Supporting Two-Year-Olds
  • Leicestershire County Council certified in Risk Assessing
  • University of Leicester Level in Russian

 

Leah Moore

Leah started working for Primary PPA Cover in 2014 both in the office and as a Spanish specialist and is now our Operations Manager. After living in Spain for many years, Leah is another one of our bilingual members of staff and also assisting in the running of our summer school in Spain with our sister company. She has a keen head for business and has completed a Level 5 award recently to further her own knowledge to help grow the business. As safeguarding lead for the company Leah helps develop not only our internal but all external staff on safeguarding training. When Rachel wanted to concentrate on her family, we could not think of anyone better to take over her role as Operations Manager.

Leah works full time, managing her time between the office and schools that she continues to work in 2 afternoons a week teaching Spanish. Her knowledge of behaviour management is second to none and regularly holds training sessions for junior members of staff with a focus on quality.

Leah’s qualifications include:

  • NVQ Level 3 Learning and Teaching
  • Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • St John Ambulance qualified in First Aid
  • Certificate in Risk Assessing
  • C1 Delta Spanish
  • Level 2 French
  • Level 2 Autism Awareness
  • Level 5 Leadership and Management
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!