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The Primary PPA Extra Mile

One of the many things that separate us from our competition


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All of our staff have “Extra Mile” training and this also forms part of their induction process with us. We believe in our teachers becoming part of your school team and the relationship between the teacher and the school is at the heart of everything that we do.

As a company, our values are Trust, Pride, Respect, Passion, Teamwork and Ingenuity and we reflect these values in every aspect of our organisation. For this reason, our teaching staff go the “Extra Mile” by:

  • Entering children into inter-school, national and global competitions such as Vocab Express
  • Inviting children to local events that celebrate the success of the subject they are delivering in school
  • Writing individual and personalised school reports (assessments)
  • Creating and maintaining subject-specific display boards
  • Communicating with parents via mentions of high achievers for the subject they teach in the School Newsletter
  • “Star of the Term” certificates presented in assembly once per term
  • Communicating and feeding back to school staff and SLT at least once every two weeks
  • Sharing best practice between schools
  • Inviting schools to our FREE CPD training to enrich their knowledge of the particular subject and understand Ofsted requirements
  • Organising residential trips abroad for the school when studying MFL
  • Performances to the entire school or year group when delivering Drama, Music, Dance, Gymnastics or MFL
  • Choreograph and organise Year 6 Leaver’s or Christmas performances
  • Organising school sports day if delivering PE provision
  • Running school football team if delivering PE provision
  • Running school choir if delivering Music provision

This all comes as part of the price you are paying and no extra cost is charged unless you wish for a lunchtime or after school club before or after your provision.

 

What our staff say...

A lovely message from our ICT specialist Keith, who always goes the 'Extra Mile', "Last Thursday I finished my year at 'The Willows Primary School'. Each week I have had a 'Class of the week' award and this was based on the work the students completed, their attitude towards learning and how they conducted themselves in class. Some classes started off very strong but slowly both the Year 2 groups came through and ended up being 'Class of the week' 8 times each. So, this made them overall 'Class of the year'. I presented them with a certificate and a bag of jelly sweets. I would just like to say to Primary PPA Cover, thank you for introducing me to the school and to all the students, staff and management at 'The Willows', thank you for making me feel so welcome, supporting me with all that I did and making it such a fun year"

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!