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Friday 8th April 2016


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

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

Our Core Values...

#1: Be happy, have fun and give joy

BREAKING NEWS – Jeremy Hunt to Attend Golden Mile Run to Rio Launch Event

Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt and Premier Sport ambassador, Duncan Goodhew will be attending the official launch of Active Surrey’s ‘Run to Rio’ challenge with the Golden Mile. To date, a remarkable 140 schools have registered with 40,000+ children set to benefit from daily physical activity leading up to the Rio Olympics.

The launch event will take place at St Polycarp’s School on Friday 29th April and is set to attract huge press exposure. We’re working with partner’s ukactive to increase the reach within the national press pre and post event.

When Licensees, Dan Gyles, Stuart Bartles-Smith, Alla Bennett, Gary Scroby, Ade Osilowo and Steve Purdy first teamed up with Active Surrey, none of them could have quite believed the impact it’s having across all six territories. The PR around this event has the chance of going national based on the impact of the challenge so far, cementing a strong relationship for our licensees with Active Surrey and creating new opportunities within their territories.

Here’s the great part for the rest of you, on behalf of Premier Sport and the Golden Mile, Duncan Goodhew will be offering Jeremy Hunt the Golden Mile FREE to EVERY primary school in the UK from September onwards. Just think of the up-selling opportunities this will generate for Golden Mile licensees, up and down the country.

There’s never been a better time to be a Golden Mile Licensee!!

Our Core Values...

#2: Create wonderfully enjoyable experiences

Premier Sport’s Road to Rio Programme is Here...

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The plan is to communicate the new programme to schools next Wednsday but we'll drop you an email with more information this coming Monday.

In the meantime, to find out more, join Danny Melling and Andy Heald on Danny’s normal Monday morning GoToMeeting slot from 10am (see details in the final section below).

Our Core Values...

#3: Deliver “wow” with every interaction

Chris Kamara Named Face of Summer Campaign

We’ve now confirmed the press launch and ambassador for this year’s Chewits summer campaign, whereby we’ll be providing 10,000 free ‘Inspire to Engage’ days.

The launch event will take place on Thursday 28th April at Franchisee, Michael Johnson’s school in Newham, London. The campaign will be backed by ex-footballer and prime-time TV presenter, Chris Kamara.

Chris’ sporting profile within the written press as well as his regular TV work for Sky Sports and hosting ITV’s Ninja Warrior was an attractive proposition for Chewits and Premier who are hoping to replicate the £250,000 worth of PR value as well as huge brand exposure from last year.

Chris, a Dad of two has certainly overcome adversity throughout his life to get to where he is today. A tough upbringing led him into the army at the age of just 16 before being signing by Portsmouth. Chris’ story will certainly prove an inspiration to the children at Michael’s school.

Chris' Profile

Our Core Values...

#4: Commit to continual improvement

*VIDEO* Have You Started Your Budgeting Process for Next Year?

Steve holds a finance webinar every month, his next one will be Monday 25th April, 10-11am. Register now to avoid disappointment.

Register Now

Our Core Values...

#5: Build a positive team and family spirit

Andy is Working Smarter not Harder for YOU!!!

Did you know? National Quality Development Manager, Andy Heald runs fortnightly Q&A sessions for Activity Professional’s and leaders to cover any outstanding questions or queries they may have, linked to delivery.

The regular Q&A sessions were created working in accordance with Core Value 8 - work smarter not harder – rather than Andy receiving numerous phone calls and replying to emails, these are collated and discussed on one call at the same time, providing people with the opportunity to share good practice throughout the network.

Catch up on Andy’s previous Q&A session...

Catch Up

Our Core Values...

#6: Be adventurous, creative and open-minded

The Signs Are Looking Positive for Premier Transition

The new Premier Transition website is scheduled for launch at the end of this month and it couldn’t come sooner as you will hear in this video from Danny Boswell... The pilot licensees are itching to get going!

Another positive response from one of our franchisees and indeed his stakeholders.

Following the Easter break, the first 20 licensees will be selected from the list of franchisees that registered their interest in Premier Transition at #NTE16. As discussed during the NTE workshop delivered by Karl Fox, the potential licensees will be selected based on a competency profile and then invited to attend a Directors’ Interview.

If you haven’t registered your interest then you only have a few days to do so by emailing [email protected].

Failing to Prepare is Preparing to Fail!

The summer term is here and historically, it’s the busiest and craziest term of all! With school contract renewals, new school sales meetings, new school budgets, fending off competitors, trying to get into competitors schools, SATs week, Sports days, additional summer sessions due to  warm weather and school under spends... the list goes on!

Therefore, it’s imperative that you and your team are prepared and utilising your time effectively. If you are not doing the £200 per hour jobs in your business, you will be missing opportunities and potentially losing work to competitors.

This very simple time management resource can help you and your staff to plan time effectively to avoid you being stuck at your desk answering calls & emails! This resource is a completed example of what this term may look like for your business. The key aim is only ever to work in the top left box and avoid being stuck in the bottom two boxes.

Click here to read more

Our Core Values...

#7: Nurture strong relationships through excellent communication

New Activity Professional Widget - Live

Activity Professionals had a new widget go live on their BMS home screen this week, showing assessment statistics. View the widget here.

Activity Professionals will now be able to clearly see:

  • If they are up to date on their assessments
  • What assessments have been carried out
  • Assessment scoring, including an average score for the year
  • Performance compared to previous year
  • 3 Action Points from their last assessment

This should aid with action planning and identifying further CPD requirements. Core Value no.4.

Our Core Values...

#8: Work smarter not harder

Debs Departs...

Finance Assistant Debbie Waller left the business last week for ventures new.

We thank Debbie for her efforts over the number of years she was with us and wish her well.

The recruitment process is well under way but in the short term can we ask all queries go to [email protected]

Our Core Values...

#9: Remain above the line at all times

Help Miranda Get to the OCR World Championships

Franchisee Miranda Rickard has qualified for the UK, European and World OCR Championships in Canada which takes place later this year.

BUT... she needs your help! Miranda needs to raise £4000 to get to the championship; she’s backed by a local MP and will soon feature in the press and BBC spotlight. She’s also hoping for backing from another influential MP who has access to 35 primary schools across the territory. She plans on doing a sponsored obstacle race for all the primary schools, aiming to raise £1 per pupil, per school.

Can you help? Miranda would love backing from her fellow franchisees across the network. If you could spare a couple of pounds, this will bring Miranda another step closer to her goal of reaching the championships.

Pledge via Miranda’s crowd funding page or email [email protected]


Our Core Values...

#10: Be outstanding and passionate in everything we do

Scheduled GoToMeetings...

Danny Melling - ‘Premier’s Road to Rio Programme’, Monday 10am

Monday’s GoToMeeting will explain the new Premier ‘Road to Rio Programme,’ commencing 10am.

If you want to add any points to the meeting agenda, please email these over to Operations Director, Danny Melling before Monday’s session.

Login details –

  1. To join the meeting, go to - https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/250214829
  2. Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended.  Or, call in using your telephone.
    Dial +44 (0) 20 3713 5010
    Access Code: 250-214-829
    Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting
    Meeting ID: 250-214-829

*NEW* Karl Fox - Golden Mile Q&A Sessions - Register NOW

Golden Mile Director Karl Fox will be answering your questions or queries you may have around the Golden Mile and covering subjects such as Base Line Measurements, competitions and address any challenges that you might have faced as well as discussing Golden Mile documents & literature.

Register now and select 10am on Thursday 5th May.

Register Now

Frankie Worthington - Performing Arts Q&A Session - Wednesday’s 08.30am

These weekly sessions are a great opportunity to ask questions and develop your business within a set theme.

To join Frankie’s GoToMeeting at 08:30-9:00am every week, just follow the link below...


Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended. Or, call in using your telephone.

Dial +44 (0) 330 221 0098
Access Code: 131-704-821
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting
Meeting ID: 131-704-821

Andy Heald - ‘Monthly Q&A sessions’ - Dates Below...

A regular ‘Delivery’ Q&A GoToMeeting with our National Quality Development Manager, Andy Heald.

Andy Heald will take any questions / queries / guidance he receives via email to form the agenda points in these sessions. The chances are, other franchisees / Activity Professionals will benefit from your question being answered.

Hit the button below and you’ll be given the option to secure your place on the following session/s -

Wed 11 May | Tues 7 Jun | Wed 6 Jul

Register Now

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