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Primary PPA Cover and BuildOn

Our Directors, Kerry and Stacey have always had a dream to help build a school in a country that is not as fortunate as our own and give something back to children that deserve an education like in the UK.

On that basis, we are working with BuildOn, a non-profit organisation based in the USA who organise teams of businesses to build schools in South America. To date they have built 234 schools to enable 12,168 children attend a school. Without this, children within these third world countries either would not attend school at all, or would be walking up to 2 hours per day just to get there. Those schools that do exist lack adequate classrooms – students learn in huts or are taught under trees in the best cases.

Due to our language base, we are heading to a Spanish speaking country to enable us to communicate with the families and children in the communities.

What is involved in the project:

  • To organise fund raising events to raise the funds for the school and the funds for a group of 15 people to fly out there, food, accommodation etc.
  • The team of 15 would spend 9 days in the country, getting to know the families and children and helping to build the school (anyone can do this – friends, family members, children (must be accompanied by parents if younger than 12)

We are hoping to raise enough funds by the end of September 2020 with a view to flying over in 2020.

Once the school is built, it doesn’t end there. We want to make it sustainable and it is built with the community rather than just being for the community.

Please follow the following link for more information. 

 

 

Please get in touch if this is something you would be interested in helping with – even any fundraising or donations!

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!