Last month we launched our search to find some camera-loving pupils to front our new campaign to show supply teachers, cover supervisors and teaching assistants the fabulous schools and pupils they will be working with when they register with PK Education.
A huge thank you to everyone who entered. Unfortunately, we couldn’t narrow it down to three schools, so we’ve chosen four!
- Taylor Road Primary School, Leicester
- Fulneck School, Pudsey, Leeds
- Hamilton School, Birmingham
- Handsworth Grange Community Sports College, Sheffield
Massive congratulations to the winning schools, who have all won £250 in Amazon vouchers. So many schools had such lovely things to say about PK that we decided to thank everyone who entered by giving them £100 in vouchers.
Pupils from the four winning schools will all be featuring in our brand new ‘We Want You’ campaign which we’ll be launching next month.
So far, we’ve had the pleasure of visiting Handsworth Grange Community Sports College in Sheffield and photographing their fantastic School Council members (pictured). Earlier this year we were also delighted to sponsor the School’s brand new library and donate an ebook subscription.
Handsworth Grange, which is part of the Minerva Learning Trust, was recently rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. The Trust CEO Anne Quaile commented: “Part of that grade was due to our literacy work around our PK sponsored library.”
Fellow winner Taylor Road Primary School is also rated Ofsted ‘Outstanding’. Chris Hassall, Head Teacher, told us this story in his entry to the competition: “Before Christmas my school was desperate for a Bulgarian-speaking TA. I tried 12 agencies to no avail. Licia and Rachel (from PK Education) found me somebody. This TA has made a remarkable difference to the life and prospects of an 8-year-old boy who could not communicate with anybody in the school because none of the staff or children could speak Bulgarian. “
Commenting on the competition, PK Director Lee Carpenter said: “Thank you to every school that entered, unfortunately we could only choose four lucky winners, but all of the other entries we received, will get £100 in voucher. It was fantastic to read the entries and have it confirmed that PK and our candidates are making a very real difference in schools. It makes us very proud that our schools and pupils have such nice things to say about PK.”
You can find out what Fulneck School and Hamilton School have to say when we launch our ‘We Want You’ campaign next month.