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Computing PPA Cover

Click here to download our PPA brochure.

This programme aims to ensure safety online as well as giving children a well-rounded knowledge of the ever-growing world of technology.


The objectives of this programme:

  • For children to learn why IT is important and to provide children with an excellent foundation that they can use throughout their lives
  • For children to recognise common uses of information technology in other cross curricular subjects and beyond school
  • For children to be safe online and in online communications
  • For children to use their creative thinking skills in online communications: blogging, email, social networks, vlogging
  • To encourage children to learn the benefits of the Internet and the functionalities of any computer or iPad
  • For children to explore Microsoft Office and be confident users of all areas
  • To demonstrate how to use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
  • To instill confidence in and foster a passion for the technological world in which we live.

Our ICT Specialists cover a wide variety of tools, techniques and tricks throughout our ComputeCodeCommunicate© lessons such as understanding algorithms, creating and debugging programs, detecting and correcting errors etc. Children will also have the opportunity to work on their very own IT project over a series of weeks towards the end of the first year to showcase their new talents.

What makes our Computing Provision different?

  • Quality, consistent staff
  • A variety of resources used to include “Scratch”, “Logic”, “Blockly”
  • Our programme teaches children the simple computer programming language “Logo”
  • Inter-school competitions available
  • Both iPad, laptop and computer sessions available
  • Led by IT specialists who can teach children to read code, design websites and teach all other requirements on the National Curriculum
  • On-hand support for your other teaching staff to support with embedding the use of Computing in other areas of the curriculum as well as your IT Subject Coordinator in school including help with Subject Leader Action Plan, Goal Setting and updating your school’s Computing Policy
  • Extracurricular clubs available such as “Code Club” – for more information please click here

The use of iPads and laptops in the classroom has revolutionised the way children are taught and how they best respond to learning. Children are enthused and motivated by the use of iPads and laptops to aid their learning. Our ComputeCodeCommunicate© programme offers a range of modules which really develop their Computing knowledge, gives them the ability to use IT to support other curriculum subjects, and teaches them the importance of being safe online. As the world is becoming increasingly technology rich, the importance of quality Computing lessons is essential. Our Computing teachers show children how to create websites, how to do programming and coding, as well as teaching them the essential Computing terminology and basic Computer Science via simple, child-friendly methods.

To see our Computing Framework which outlines our Medium and Long Term Plans throughout KS1 and KS2 please contact us.

All Schools who use Primary PPA Cover Ltd receive a cheque for £100 for a successful recommendation to another Primary School as we truly value your recommendations.

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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!