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Friday 17th January 2014



...to your new weekly update featuring news articles from across the Premier Education Group.

For more information on any of the articles featured below or for any general enquires, please email [email protected]


Schools Portal Invitation

As highlighted earlier in the week, the schools portal invitation email is now available to you in the BMS.

  • To send the invitation you must select an active school within your BMS
  • You will now be able to view the teachers attributed to that school
  • To send the invitation the head teacher's details must be complete with appropriate email address
  • If the head teacher details are complete an invitation email icon will appear on the right hand side of the page
  • Simply select the invitation icon and click send
  • The BMS will then ask you if you are sure you want to send the invite, if you're happy that ALL the information within the schools details fields are correct, you can select the green tick and send the invitation
  • The school head teacher will receive the email and be given instructions on how to complete the registration process

If you still haven't viewed your schools individual pages you can by using the testing document we circulated in December. The process is simple, open this link, you will then be asked to login, you are then able to select each school individually.


Additional data fields in the BMS

Those of you that have been updating your schools information in the BMS will have seen that there are additional data fields available to you. These include Safety procedures, 1st aid procedures and Evacuation procedures. This information can be updated with the school or extracted from the schools portfolio.

Teachers will be able to view this information within the schools portal.

Autumn term accounts

An advanced reminder that your management accounts for the Autumn term (1st Sept - 31st Dec) are due for submitting by the 31st January 2014.

I'm sure you are already working on these with your accountants and I look forward to reviewing and commenting on progress made. Each term in the school year is vital, but the first term helps you to be proactive with make any changes (if needed) for the remainder of the year rather than reflecting on performance at the end of the year when you can do nothing about it!

Please submit these accounts to [email protected] in the appropriate template.

Annual accounts

Some franchisees have yet to submit their annual accounts from last year, which raises concerns as it suggests they may not be on top of their business. As always, it is no surprise that the better performing businesses were amongst the first to submit their accounts.

Below are some interesting stats collated from ALL ACCOUNTS submitted to date. Comparing these stats to those of your own business will help shape your strategy & benchmark your own performance.

Heading Average Best from each category
Turnover £159,000 £378,500
Gross profit 48% 54%
Operating profit 20% 32%
Director drawings (take home) £21,000 (£1,750 pm) £47,400 (£3,950 pm)
Retained profit AFTER drawings 5% 17%

Turnover = Total sales / Gross profit = profit after direct costs such as coaching wages / Operating profit = Profit before tax and Director drawings / Retained profit = net profit carried forward (this is an important aspect of your business - those who do not have retained profit are simply building ‘jobs’ rather than a ‘business’)

COMPASS Workshop

An evening of Networking & Workshop on “How to have a great family coaching business”

‘Coaching is a challenging & rewarding profession but how can it blend with the unique needs of a family based business?”

Compass is running a series of work shops around the UK; the latest is delivered by Peter Roper at Aston Villa Football Club. If you would like to attend please download the attached PDF. Places are allocated on a first come first serve basis, so please book early to avoid disappointment.


Over the next few weeks we will be introducing our latest Premier Sport franchisees.

Gary Scroby

Gary lives in Crowthorne Berkshire and is operating in the Woking territory. Gary first made contact with Premier Sport in September 2013 after his wife came across Premier Sport online and knowing that Gary was looking for a career change, said "here is something which I know will interest you".

Gary has enjoyed a successful, 20 year career across the globe as a UK Diplomat. His management roles have been within the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, working in Nicaragua for the British Embassy, New Zealand in the British Consulate office and Malaysia with the British High Commission.

More recently and after landing back in the UK with his family, Gary has been influential within the Horticultural Trades Association as a Policy Manager. Although Gary has travelled the world and experienced a wide spread of different cultures, the one thing that has remained is his passion for sport and in particular Rugby. This passion and his enthusiasm for Rugby are demonstrated by his coaching role at his local Rugby club. It was after attending an Awareness day with Andy Heald as part of his due diligence that Gary realised - inspiring children through sport was the direction for him and he hasn't stop smiling since!

Gary is looking forward to building his business and embarking on a new career. I am sure that with a combination of Gary's diplomatic and personal skills, plus his enthusiasm for getting children active will mean that it won't be too long before Gary is enjoying success with Premier Sport in the Woking region.

We are delighted to welcome Gary to the network.

Coach Assessment Course

We recently published the stats for the rise of assessments in Term 1 compared with last year; this is excellent news and demonstrates the continued need for support with staff assessment.

In recent weeks, we have had similar questions from two franchisees about what to do if they cannot carry out assessments personally within their business. It may be that the staff team has gotten too big for an ideal area of delegation. This is fine, but the member of staff carrying out assessments must have attended the one day Coach Assessment Training beforehand.

It is imperative that quality is maintained throughout the assessment process and the correct information is being assessed and fed back. If you have staff you wish to get trained in this area, the following courses are available.

Course Content:
The assessment of coaches is paramount in ensuring quality and providing accurate CPD to staff. The course will enable participants to assess coaches competently and confidently in a school or community environment.

The course covers:

  • Organisational best practice
  • The assessment of planning and delivery
  • Following the assessment framework
  • Hhow to feedback
  • Recommending CPD

Candidates will be passed on their demonstration of competency in the above areas.

Course Prerequisites:
Candidates must have:

  • All MOS up to date on the BMS
  • Delivered at least one curricular session assessed to 80% or more in the new format.

£60.00 inc VAT

Andy Heald

Available places:

Course venues:

  • North West - Monday 20th January 2014, 09.00 - 17.00, Gilnow Primary School, Gilnow, Bolton
  • South East - Thursday 20th March 2014, 09.00 - 17.00, Kings Arms, Market Square, Westerham
  • Midlands - Thursday 29th May 2014, 09.00 - 17.00, Derby Conference Centre, London Road, Derby

Available to purchase from the Premier Sport online store now.

Middlesbrough children go for Golden Mile

British long jump record-holder Chris Tomlinson is encouraging children in his Middlesbrough hometown to take a leap into regular activity by supporting Tees Valley Leisure's launch of The Golden Mile.

More than 3,000 children from 10 Middlesbrough primary schools have already signed up to take part in Tees Valley Leisure's year-long physical activity programme.

London 2012 Olympian Tomlinson visited the town's Park End Primary School, one of those on their marks for the free activity programme, to join pupils in encouraging more to go the Golden Mile.

Wholly funded by Tees Valley Leisure, the Golden Mile sees all young participants encouraged to walk, jog, run or cycle a mile a week, covering 50 miles by the end of 2014.

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