PPA Time – Planning, preparation and assessment time

recorder_lessonWhat is PPA time?

PPA is a statutory entitlement which applies to all teachers who come within the remit of the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD).

PPA time is time set aside for teachers during their timetabled teaching day to allow them to carry out planning, preparation and assessment activities.

Teachers are entitled to a minimum of 10 per cent of the time they spend teaching their class, as PPA time.

At Damers we consider this time for teachers to work alongside their year team as most valuable. It enables them to plan, prepare and assess learning of the highest quality.

To enable us to provide this time for PPA we offer an alternative learning arrangement on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.

ppa_dramaThis academic year we will focus on developing skills in visual arts, computing and physical education. These sessions will be led by:

Trevor Senior  – Sports Instructor

Moira Bearwish – Art Specialist

Leeanna Morcom – Art Specialist

Lucie Stretton – ICT Specialist

Years 3 and 4 will work on a carousel of 3 activities per week.

On your child’s PPA day they will be required to arrive in school in their normal school uniform. If PE is one of their options they will change into their PE kit during the day.

Can we just remind you that our outdoor PE kit consists of navy joggers and sweatshirt, white T-shirt (or optional strand T-shirt) and trainers and our indoor kit consists of blue shorts and white T-shirt (or optional strand T-shirt).  Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit – click here for further details of our uniform.

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday

Year 4

PE – Mr Senior

Art – Mrs Morcom

Computing – Miss Stretton

Foundation and Year 2

Learning planned within classroom base

Year 1

Learning planned within classroom base


Year 3

PE – Mr Senior

Art – Mrs Morcom

Computing – Miss Stretton

PPA is organised differently for our youngest children in Foundation, Year 1 and 2. They require the consistency and stability of their classroom environment and established staff.

PPA Sports