More and more primary schools are looking for teachers with a specialism to teach PPA cover. PPA stands for Preparation, Planning and Assessment and is similar to what we have in Canada with French. The PPA teacher comes in and relieves the regular class teacher so they can do their planning and assessments.
Schools in London are looking for primary teachers with experience or a background in French, Music, Physical Education, Spanish and Drama. They also tend to offer PPA positions to good generalists who can handle the behaviours of children from Reception (Kindergarten) through to Year 6 (Grade 6). PPA is a great job for someone who is adaptable to any situation and any class.
We're also finding that more primary schools are happy to accept a Secondary trained Music specialist for these positions. So, if you are a Music teacher and keen to gain more experience with primary schools, don't worry if you are technically only trained in secondary. The same goes for the other subject areas as well.
Jobs are pouring in for January, so now is a great time to apply for these positions. See our website for application guidelines. Don't forget to buy your copy of Guide to Teaching in London: A Survival Guide for Canadians.