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Friday 22nd 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

Always Be Selling - Working Smarter!

Our Core Values...

#2: Create wonderfully enjoyable experiences

Are you meeting Minimum Operating Standards (MOS)?

The world’s best deliverers/Coaches/Activity Professional’s didn’t start out that way. From Sir Alex Ferguson to José Mourinho, they all made mistakes working with lower league teams at less prestigious clubs; but they all have one key drive and that’s to succeed within their role.

If we take José Mourinho as a example, he studied both as a coach and PE teacher working as an adult elite coach, youth coach and PE teacher. He also worked closely with his mentor, Bobby Robson who would be critical of his performance and what he needed to do to improve and be the best.

There are many examples from successful sporting leaders that we all aspire to be. They didn’t just walk into these top jobs; they worked relentlessly every day to get better.

Our role as Activity Professionals and leaders is about people, and collaboratively making people better.  If I was to ask you what your prime objective is as Activity Professionals, what would you say?

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Our Core Values...

#3: Deliver “wow” with every interaction

If you missed out on the 100 Club this year you can still attend the VIP event and see how the biggest best businesses in the network are operating. This will inspire you to achieve the same success!

Last year a number of franchisees that didn't qualify, invested in the event and later reported a huge financial return on their investment of only £300.

Hurry though; we only have limited numbers available.

Our Core Values...

#4: Commit to continual improvement

Be Irreplaceable...

It’s crunch time for schools as they plan provision across all subjects for the next academic year. School Business Mangers will be working extremely hard with school leaders to ensure that each area of school development is getting value for money. Without question the Business Managers will be scrutinising all areas of external provision including you.

View Andy’s video and recording that outlines the key areas in which you can ensure you’re irreplaceable in the next academic year and learn the differences between successful and unsuccessful Activity Professionals.

Which category do you and your staff fit into?

Our Core Values...

#5: Build a positive team and family spirit

Be Facebook Fabulous!

Newly appointed Marketing Executive, Gemma Howell was this week given the task of reviewing your official Facebook pages. Check out her tips on how to improve your social marketing and find out who won ‘Social Stars’. It’s over to Gemma...

Overall they are looking great, but if you’re looking to commit to continual improvement (Core Value #4) and push your page to being “Facebook Fabulous”, then take a look at the tips below on how to improve your Facebook page:

  • “Verify” your Facebook page – this is free to do and can attract more visitors
  • Encourage more parents & staff to leave reviews
  • Create events on Facebook if you have any up and coming events that you would like to attract more people to. You can also boost this event to advertise it to a wider audience than your current Facebook following – targeting local parents
  • Post more regularly on the Facebook page – ideally once a day

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Our Core Values...

#6: Be adventurous, creative and open-minded

How Inferior Beats Superior

This isn’t just about driving growth... This is about staying in business!!

Our Core Values...

#7: Nurture strong relationships through excellent communication

After School Clubs ‘Boost Poorer Pupils’ Results...

...Is something we’ve known and now it’s official!

After school clubs and sports can improve the academic performance and social skills of disadvantaged primary school pupils, research finds.

Poorer primary children who had taken part in after school clubs were found to get better results at age 11 than peers from similar homes who had not.

The Nuffield Foundation says clubs are an ‘easy vehicle’ for enrichment.

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Education Excellence Everywhere

Written by Yvonne Gandy, Education Strategic Lead, Premier Education Group

‘Every child and young person can access high quality provision, achieving to the best of his or her ability, regardless of location and prior attainment of background’

The Government’s White Paper, Education Excellence Everywhere, strategy overview (March 2016) and the intention to make all schools Academies by 2020 is causing concern. Threats to strike over the push towards academisation are being backed by unions as this goes to press – however, I would like to use the key elements, taken from the White Paper, as a framework to highlight key points raised in the paper.

Let’s also take time to reflect on Physical Education and Sport (PESS) and the use of external providers in schools and academies...

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Our Core Values...

#8: Work smarter not harder

Scheduled GoToMeetings...

Danny Melling - ‘Operations’, Monday 10am

Monday’s ‘Operations’ GoToMeeting will be from 10am - 11am.

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

Our Core Values...

#9: Remain above the line at all times

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

Our Core Values...

#10: Be outstanding and passionate in everything we do

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

Upcoming Training Opportunities...

StreetGames – Activator Workshops

Football Activator Workshop,
Saturday 23rd April, 09.30 - 12.30

Multi-Skills Activator Workshop,
Saturday 23rd April, 13.00 - 16.00

Venue: The Weald Sport Centre, Angley Road, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 2PN

Book Now

British Gymnastics Course for Teachers - Intermediate Level

Date: Saturday 7th May
Venue: Heronsgate School, Lichfield Down, Walnut Tree, Milton Keynes, MK7 7BW
Time: 9.00 – 16.30
No Lunch Provided

Book Now

Missed a previous newsletter? Check out our archive...

We thought you would find it useful to create a Weekly News Update archive housing previous newsletters from this academic year.

‘Read more’ to catch up on any news you may have missed.

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