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The Primary PPA Team

Senior Leadership Team

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Kerry Goodacre

Executive Director

BA Hons Spanish & Business, NDNA, DSP, NPLQ.

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Stacey Dean

Executive Director

BA Hons Spanish & Italian, DipTrans, AEY, Safeguarding, Prevent.

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Leah Moore

Operations Manager

NVQ L3 Learning & Teaching, Level 5 Award in Leadership & Management. C1 Certified Level of Spanish, L1 French, Safeguarding.

Schools Team

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Rachel Stapleford

Senior Account Manager & Part of SLT

BA Hons, CIM, NVQ L2 CYW, L1 Gymnastics.

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Rebecca Brooks

Junior Account Manager

Hospitality Management, safeguarding, prevent, First Aid, Lv 3 Business Admin

Staff Team

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Michelle Botham

Education Advisor

BA Hons Digital Photography & Radio Production, PGCE,Safeguarding, Prevent, First Aid

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Layla Aldridge

HR Officer

BA Hons Business Management


Recruitment Team

 
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Libby Batchelor

Senior Education Recruitment Consultant

 NVQ L3 Recruitment consultant, Understanding autism, Safeguarding, Prevent, risk assessment Awareness, GDPR module, Effective Recruitment and selection module, Dealing with Complaints level 2.

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Jamie Heath

Junior Education Recruitment Consultant

Level 4 in Business and Professional Administration, Safeguarding, Prevent, Equality Act training, GDPR module.

 

Finance & Admin Team

 
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Lindsey Skinner

Finance Manager

L5 Finance Management, DiP School Business Management, CIPFA, L5 Admin Management, CSBM, LEAMIS, CWDC, FMS, AAT Chartered Accountant, OCM, Institute of Chartered Accounts Professional Accountancy Certificate.

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Lara Cresswell

PA To Executive Directors

BA Hons, Safeguarding, First Aid, Prevent(On Maternity Leave)

 

PPA Teachers

All of our PPA Teachers have enhanced DBS checks, safeguarding and First Aid qualifications, Prevent training, Disqualification forms and are IR35 compliant. All of our teachers have experience working with children and are qualified to a minimum of degree level in their subject areas. All staff who work directly with children wear our branded uniform and lanyard, which contains their DBS & identification information. A large quantity of our teachers have PGCE qualifications but we also employ former athletes, former West End stars, former football professionals, performers and musicians, native speakers, former professional dancers and actors and find that the knowledge they are able to share with the children is inspiring and second-to-none.

Should you specifically require a teacher with a PGCE, this is something we are able to provide for you subject to availability – you must outline this as a requirement at the booking stage. Our Curriculum Support Advisors will always advise what our availability is in your area and what type of teacher/ specialist will suit your requirements best.

Benefits of working at Primary PPA Cover HQ

  • Competitive salary & uncapped commission
  • A vibrant office full of talented individuals
  • Free onsite parking
  • Complimentary breakfast, lunch & drinks daily
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Plenty of career progression
  • 50% off all of our services and complimentary after 2 years’ service (Inc. childcare)
  • Annual pay reviews
  • 6 weekly 1-2-1’s with your Line Manager
  • Pension scheme
  • 28 days holiday + optional extra unpaid during school holidays
  • Opt-in private health care insurance
  • Offices located conveniently off M42 roundabout on outskirts of the lovely market town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch
  • Optional travel to Marbella, Spain
  • Travel to popular UK cities such as London, Manchester & Sheffield
  • Frequent company & team outings paid for by the business
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!