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Friday 25th October 2013

weekly news update


...to this week's franchisee newsletter, following on from the Operations edition last week. This week features the latest instalment from Skills & Compliance Director, Steve Eastaugh.

If you have any questions about any items featured in this email please contact Steve directly.

Steve Eastaugh - Skills & Compliance Director
E: [email protected] | T: 01953 499043


Assessment boom

Since the start of the school year, over 150 assessments have been scheduled throughout the network using the new assessment templates, which is fantastic. Assessment allows franchisees to praise, reward and offer constructive feedback to their workforce, making feedback CPD targeted and relevant to the individual.

For those of you still to schedule assessments for this term, there is a training video in the resource section and the guidelines are set out below.

Each coach must complete a minimum of 3 assessments per year; our recommendation is that 1 assessment is carried out each term.

by end of:
Autumn term (Sep-Dec) Spring term (Jan-Apr) Summer term (May-Aug)
Each coach should
have completed:
1 assessment 2 assessments 3 assessments

(these are the minimum number of assessments required, but more can be carried out)

Please note: if curricular coaching is being carried out by the coach, then at least 1 assessment of the 3 must be curricular

Each franchise must carry out a holiday assessment in each holiday period (not every holiday course or every coach)

by end of:
Autumn term (Sep-Dec) Spring term (Jan-Apr) Summer term (May-Aug)
Each franchise should
have completed:
1 holiday assessment 3 holiday assessments 5 holiday assessments
  (Oct half term) (Feb half term / Easter) (Whitsun / Summer)

Up-skill vs. supporting of teachers

We need to reiterate the importance that you are not selling to schools that your staff are able to 'teach or up-skill teachers'. This is training that can only be carried out by qualified teachers and or fully trained assessors. Your staff can be used to 'support' teachers with the implementation of lesson ideas and support lesson planning.

If AfPE or an Ofsted inspection graded a school with 'requires improvement' or 'inadequate provision levels' and were then to discover that unqualified Premier Sport staff were employed to 'teach or up-skill teachers', the consequences could be devastating. It would only take one instance of this to severely damage our brand.

We are aware that the guidance around the spending of Sports Premium money details up-skilling teachers as a possible use, but expectations must be clearly managed with head teachers of what is and isn't possible, with clearly defined outcomes.

We will be releasing some specific guidance and support very soon around the subject. Should you require any specific advice in regards to this type of work them please contact Andy Heald.

Heald guest speaker

Premier Sport's National Coach and Training Development Officer Andy Heald gave a speech at this week's Sports Coach UK Coaching Children Conference hosted at Old Trafford Cricket Ground. The event was streamed live and if you didn't catch it, you can click below to watch the video.

Click here to watch

CAPRE uploads

Over 100 PS staff have now been uploaded to the register free of charge.

Thank you to those of you who have provided us with a coach to submit to Skills Active for the new Children's Activity Professional Register. We have been given 50 more free places and would like to offer you another additional place.

Coaches must be on the BMS including first name, last name, DOB, address, email and telephone number. The coach must also be approved with all relevant certification and qualifications.

Places will be given on a first come first served basis and need to be submitted to Mel Jackson by no later than Monday 28 October.

Premier Sport Training Academy | Shropham | NR17 1EJ | 01953 499040 | [email protected]

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