PPA cover is the mandatory role in every school. Especially with primary schools, it is important to consider choosing the specialist to maintain every decade. Teachers are not equipped with knowledge all the time period. They need to update their knowledge according to the curriculum. Every school teacher has allocated time to get their knowledge in particular subject with planning, preparation and assessment. This is the main role of every staff in the school to maintain their knowledge and keep their children up to date with the subject. To teach students, teachers should have their preparation well planned. So, teacher has their PPA time within the school timing. This means the teacher should plan, prepare and assess while maintaining their student. The teacher PPA time will be covered by their alternative staff.
Alternative staff to cover the PPA time of regular staff is done through various methods. They are
- Two classes are combined to one and the other class teacher will take over the students. This means the usual class strength is increased and sometimes it goes unmanageable due to uncontrollable children within the same class. The class has been split up due to highest strength and it is not a good idea to combine classes.
- Next option is to hire an alternative staff within the school to manage all the classes that need ppa cover. The staff needs to be paid same like others just to maintain that particular time period. It is not a convenient option to manage the expenses in case of primary schools.
- Another option is to look for PPA care specialists from other firms that specially act to work on different schools to cover the staff. It means the staff should be planned and prepared to manage the class with students regarding the concerned subject. One should take care of this professional need while hiring the PPA cover specialists in the industry.
Among all these options, you would have chosen the absolute option. As you read out the choices, it is easy to predict the option and move on with the preferable choice. Yes, first option is against the rule of school management and the next option will not come under budget. It is always better to choose the final option which has least priority in many school options but practically more effective. Most of the PPA cover staffs are specialized in all cover subjects. They are specialized in understanding the unique and friendly nature by handling primary school children better and their upbringing is always same as the regular teachers. Schools can appoint these kinds of staff to cover up PPA time. The service is provided across most of the country and it is always reasonable to choose this service.