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PPA Cover Specialists

SMART PPA

SMART PPA Carousel


The most popular, unique package Junior Jam offer is our SMART PPA Carousel. Here three specialist staff teach at the same time over a full day, morning or afternoon, working with three classes in the morning and three classes in the afternoon if we are doing a full day. The classes rotate around the three instructors, so the children receive lessons in three specialist subjects.

This is an effective way of delivering PPA Cover, as a single form entry school can fulfil their PPA Cover requirement in a single day. Larger schools often book multiple days allowing teachers to take their PPA at the same time and collaborate. In Wolverhampton we work with the St Martin’s Trust Monday to Friday working across their three schools delivering SMART PPA. This allows the Trust to know all their students are receiving the same high-quality cover, while reducing administration and work for their co-ordinators as there is only one single point of contact.


So how does it work?

You select 3 subjects you require from:


You tell us the classes you require covering:

We will then put a plan and timetable together for you. We will work with you to make any adjustments to the plan if they are needed, and once finalised we issue you with your confirmation and planning documents. We can even modify the traditional SMART PPA carousel model to accommodate different numbers of classes if required.

Example A

AM
9 - 10am
10 - 11am
11 - 12noon
Year 1
PE
Music
Computing
Year 2
Computing
PE
Music
Year 3
Music
Computing
PE
PM
1 - 1.45pm
1.45 - 2.30pm
2.30 - 3.15pm
Year 4
PE
Music
Computing
Year 5
Computing
PE
Music
Year 6
Music
Computing
PE

Example B

AM
9 - 9.45am
9.45 - 10.30am
10.30 - 11.30am
Year 1
PE
Music
Computing
Year 2
Computing
PE
Music
Year 3
Music
Computing
PE

*8.45 - 9am Registration

PM
11.30 - 12.15pm
1.15 - 2pm
2 - 2.45pm
Year 4
PE
Music
Computing
Year 5
Computing
PE
Music
Year 6
Music
Computing
PE

**2.45 - 3pm Pack up and Dismissal


Ben Davis

Ben Davis, Head Teacher

Grove Primary, Wolverhampton

“Junior Jam deliver music, computing and Spanish - a SMART PPA Carousel. It runs 2 days a week at Grove and 3 days a week at the 2 other schools in our MAT, Field View and St Martin’s Primary. This has been running since September 2018.

We saw Junior Jam as a way to quickly inject some good quality provision for our children as well as provide PPA cover for teachers. The children have really enjoyed the delivery and sessions from specialist instructors who are enthusiastic and passionate about their subject. Having different role models and staff that are not teachers, enables a wide range of positive relationships to develop. Some children who previously were more hesitant to engage with their learning are now enthused to join in and are excited about the prospect of different lessons.

Junior Jam enables staff to plan together. Also, the staff now have less areas of the curriculum to plan for, so can focus their energies on planning less subjects more effectively. I would recommend Junior Jam because it quickly provides engaging lessons in school that the children enjoy. Junior Jam also enables teachers to plan together every week and are able to focus on planning fewer lessons in more detail.”


School Portal

Once you make a booking with us, we provide you with a personal login to your school portal, where you can see a photo and DBS certificate of the staff that will be teaching in your school, as well as all our policies and procedures to give you peace of mind. We are proud to say all our lessons are linked to the National Curriculum, you’ll have access to the planning, curriculum overviews and mapping, weekly staff logs, half termly course evaluations and iMedia uploads from your portal.

School Portal

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Contact us

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  • Sound Education Ltd.
  • TRN: Junior Jam
  • Registered in England no. 06750340
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  •  Junior Jam
  • Suite 1 Wyke Mills,
  • Huddersfield Road, Bradford
  • BD12 8JY