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Friday 14th February 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]



Andrew Overhill

Andrew lives in Somerset in a small village near Taunton. He is married to Michelle and has a son Jack who is 18 years old.

Andrew who operates in the Taunton territory is attracted to Premier Sport as it meets his criteria for a new business opportunity. He is a family man, who sought a proposition that he could believe in and has a strong ethical element. There is no doubting Andrew's entrepreneurial drive as he has enjoyed a successful career in the hospitality industry over the last 20 years. Andrew was instrumental in the growth and sale of a small hotel and then a large coastal pub. Andrew's practical experience of dealing with a wide range of people will be invaluable. The operational side of the business including the financials will enable him to embrace the Premier Sport opportunity. Andrew believes in leadership by example therefore he has just completed his induction course which included three weeks of practical activity modules and qualifications.

Armed with this knowledge Andrew is looking forward to building a coaching team around him allowing him to focus on building the business by engaging with Head Teachers in his area. It is worth adding that Andrew was so committed to launching his Premier Sport franchise that he attended the induction course knowing that the first day of the course coincided with his silver wedding anniversary!

Andrew's passion is Rugby where he used to play competitively along with cricket.

We have no doubt Andrew will be a success in Somerset the main challenge will be actually getting to the schools given the current flood levels! Welcome onboard Andrew and we wish you every success.

New policy documents available

As part of the ongoing development of Premier Education Group, we have now updated and amalgamated the following policies that are applicable for all brands within group. These are visible to all on the PEG website (link below), and further links will be made available to both the PS and PPA websites and the Schools Portal.

  • Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • Images and Photography
  • Social Networking and Electronic Devices
  • Business Ethics
  • Equal Opportunities and Diversity
  • Code of Conduct
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Environment

View our new policies section here

School Portal – How to Guide

To assist and help you navigate around your schools portal we have detailed each section and associated functionality in this attached document.

If you require further information on any part of the schools portal please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing: [email protected]

Read Compass’ responses to funding announcement & new DfE policy

Last week the updated DfE ‘Behaviour and Discipline in Schools’ policy was released, and highlighted a point that bad behaviour should be met with extra physical activity, namely running. This policy was closely followed by news that Prime Minister David Cameron had pledged an additional £150m per annum until 2020 for primary school sport in England.

Read Compass' press releases on our response to the  DfE policy and the additional funding.

Capre Register

Following the launch of the CAPRE register, nearly 80 Premier Sport coaches have signed up. By August 2015, all Premier Sport coaches will be required to join the register to comply with communication from Capre to your schools regards 'recognised good practice'.

CAPRE is the Children’s Activity Professionals Register. A Children’s Activity Professional is someone who delivers physical activity for children and young people in the area of multi-disciplinary games, sports, and physical activity.

All Capre Members:

  • Meet the industry’s nationally recognised qualification standards
  • Are committed to professional development
  • Are bound by a Code of Ethical Conduct.

Capre members are required to complete Continuing Professional Development (CPD) ensuring their skills continually meet industry standards (set by SkillsActive).

To register, or if you have any questions, please visit the CAPRE website

FREE 3 year GM License with every successful
‘Awards For All’ bid

The Golden Mile is delighted to announce that a successful funding bid will now pay for a FULL 3 YEAR Golden Mile license. As well as that, we'll write the GM community funding bid for you and on the school's behalf.

If you are an existing GM licensee, a successful bid will return your full 3 year investment.

With another years extension of the School Sports Premium, it's important you submit your funding bids straight away. Funding bids will be submitted on a first come first served basis and the deadline for applications this half term is 5pm on Friday 14th February.

For all the information on submitting a funding bid please download this document and read thoroughly before contacting us.

Did you know?

90% of the top 10 franchisees (based on turnover) are GM licensees

0% of the bottom 10 franchisees (based on turnover) are GM licensees

Read full article...

Compass to question parents and teachers

We'll be working with an independent research company to produce a survey that will provide evidence that demonstrates the need for external sports providers in schools, and the quality of the provision currently provided.

Targeting teachers, parents and also children, we hope to establish the volume of schools using external providers, the quality experienced by the schools, what parents and children want from their PE lessons, and who they are taught by. All these findings will be published once the survey is complete. Look out for more updates coming soon.

Save the date - National Training Event 2014

The 2014 National Training Event will be held on Wednesday 16th & Thursday 17th April 2014 at Premier Sport Training Academy.

We will circulate more details and instructions on how to book in the next couple of weeks.

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