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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 Barsby

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 Barsby

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

 

Rachel Stapleford

An advocate for quality assurance and tip-top behaviour management, Rachel started working for Primary PPA Cover in 2014 and was present on the very first day of business. As a qualified Dance teacher, Rachel has brought a wealth of knowledge to our physical education sector. Rachel has taught Dance, Gymnastics and Spanish for Primary PPA Cover, as well as working in the office and developing our recruitment process and working in our sales and account management department for two years. Naturally, when Rachel came back off maternity leave, we could not think of an individual more suited to the role of Operations Manager that had just opened early 2018 when Stacey and Kerry set up their other business, the Bilingual Day Nursery & Pre-School Limited.

Rachel works part-time now as has a little one herself so works on our busiest days: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am-5pm.

Rachel has years of experience working with children including classroom teaching at various Coventry catholic primary schools and 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 majority of Rachel's time is spent on managing the day-to-day running of the business and supporting the office team and external teachers, with a core focus on quality improvement. 

Due to Rachel's awareness of the issues surrounding mental health that are affecting 1 in 10 children and adults, Rachel has studied and obtained certification in Mental Health First Aid and has become our Mental Health First Aider to enable her to support staff combatting mental health issues and to support staff teaching children suffering from mental health.

Rachel’s qualifications include:

  • NCFE Level 2 Children & Young People Workforce
  • RDTA qualifications in Dance & Acrobatics
  • Paedeatric First Aid
  • Leicestershire County Council certified in Safeguarding
  • St John Ambulance qualified in First Aid
  • Creative Education certified in Behaviour Management in Primary Schools
  • Certification in Equality and Diversity
  • Leicestershire County Council certified in Child Development
  • Leicestershire County Council certified in Risk Assessing
  • Level 2 in Spanish Language
  • NDNA Promoting Positive Behaviour
  • MHFA Qualification (Mental Health First Aid)
Friday, November 02, 2018

This week we found out that there is going to be additional money put into each and every school! This is money that hasn’t been accounted for and therefore extra. Many schools will now be looking at what and how they can spend this money but at the same time asking if what they want is affordable in the long term? Why put something in place that the children love for it to be taken away again when the funding runs out? Making it sustainable is a must and Primary PPA Cover are able to offer a variety of subjects in line with the national curriculum but with specialist staff. School teachers are already superheroes, let them have their time out of the classroom to plan not worrying about what they are coming back to.