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Friday 27th May 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

The Core Value Challenge - “WOW” us and WIN £250!

We are excited to announce the launch of our brand new Core Value Challenge! This is a great way for franchisees to engage their Activity Professionals. We’ve trialled this at Head Office; it’s great fun, builds team morale and inspires you to remain above the line at all times. We’ll start with Core Value #1 this week – Be happy, have fun and give joy.

So, here’s how it works and what you need to do...

  1. Create a WhatsApp group and add all of your Activity Professionals to it – name it something like “PEG Staff”
  2. Send a message (or video of yourself) to the group, stating the Core Value of the week (in this case, it’s week 1 so Core Value #1) and ask the Activity Professionals to each send you a video of themselves stating how they have met that Core Value that week. The cut off point is always Friday at 5pm. Videos must be no longer than 1 minute.
  3. Once your Activity Professionals have submitted their videos, you will need to pick ONE video that’s best and really stands out to you. Forward this ONE video to Gemma in our Marketing department via WhatsApp on 07964 631823 or via email [email protected] to put the Activity Professional forward for our weekly competition
  4. HQ will then judge all the videos we receive and pick the top 3
  5. The top 3 will be added to Facebook and Twitter for parents to vote on. The Activity Professional video with the most likes, favourites, etc will WIN £250! 

So, the deadline for Activity Professionals to send their video to their franchisees is 5PM Friday 3rd June. And the deadline for franchisees to forward the best ones onto head office is 9AM Monday 6th June. When we announce the overall winner, we will also give details of the next Core Value Challenge.

Time to be happy, have fun and give joy, everyone!!!

Our Core Values...

#2: Create wonderfully enjoyable experiences

“My Personal Best” Initiative is Launched!

With English children’s fitness levels on a downward spiral (declining at a rate of 0.95% annually), Premier Sport have developed a brand new fitness initiative, backed by ukactive, to help combat this issue.

Last Thursday (19th May), the initiative was launched at a North London school by Premier Sport and ukactive, accompanied by Duncan Goodhew MBE and GB athletes Romaine Bailey and Lee Shinkin.

Schools in Islington and Camden were given the chance to sign up to the brand new initiative, which involves four bleep tests over the space of a year, which will help to identify when children are most inactive.

Click here to read more

Our Core Values...

#3: Deliver “wow” with every interaction

The NEW Premier Performing Arts Product Operations Manual has landed...

This manual has been extensively extended and updated, with a breakdown of our exciting and innovative products to launch your business to the next level.

From Premier Achievers to Premier Showdown, we will be able to support you and your staff to enhance your product offering, engaging new target groups.

To support your knowledge of products, why not hop on to our product Q & A on Wednesday mornings?

Click below to download the NEW manual!

Download PDF

Our Core Values...

#4: Commit to continual improvement

Our Core Values...

#5: Build a positive team and family spirit

Educational Excellence Everywhere...

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...

#6: Be adventurous, creative and open-minded

Fran-tastic News!

We are delighted to announce that Fran has returned to join the Marketing Department this week! Here’s what he had to say about his return:

“I am very excited to get back to the office, and to work with you all. I am full of energy and full of new ideas!”

Fran-tastic news!

You can contact Fran on [email protected].

Our Core Values...

#7: Nurture strong relationships through excellent communication

Core Value #10 - “Be outstanding and passionate in everything we do”

Core Value of the week is number 10 – “Be outstanding and passionate in everything we do” – it’s so important to be passionate in everything you do.

When you are passionate about your products and services, this reflects in your work and inspires others to get involved.

Here are 3 tips on how to reignite your passion for your work:

  1. Evaluate:

    Evaluate your workload, figure out what has worked in the past and what hasn’t, think about your opportunities and threats, and make a plan to drive your business in the right direction
  2. Invent:

    Get creative – after evaluating your options, it’s time to invent new solutions. Think outside of the box and come up with exciting and effective strategies
  3. Inspire:

    Once you have come up with some great new ideas, you will want to shout about them! You will need to show your passion to inspire your team with the ideas you have. Share your ideas with your team, get their feedback and take on board any advice you receive

Once the whole team is inspired and involved, they will naturally perform outstandingly and with passion for your business!

Our Core Values...

#8: Work smarter not harder

Accounts Deadline Reminder

The deadline for Spring term’s accounts is 31st May. Please email your set of accounts to [email protected].

Thank you to the franchisee’s who have already submitted theirs.

Our Core Values...

#9: Remain above the line at all times

England V Australia Tickets Draw - Results

Thanks to everyone that entered our prize draw earlier this week to win two England V Australia tickets for the game in Sunderland today. The lucky individual to win the tickets was drawn at random, and the winner of the tickets was Activity Professional Todd Cloake, from the Derby franchise!

Congratulations Todd, and we hope you enjoy the game!

Our Core Values...

#10: Be outstanding and passionate in everything we do

Fancy an extra £60k just in Performing Arts?

What’s the hardest time to get curricular contracts? A.M.
Why? Because it’s Literacy and Numeracy time.
What can we do that relates to this in A.M and fill our day? Drama.
Could this be used to leverage PM only sport premium work? YES!

We have split this strategy into two phases to make it really simple to insert into your current plan...

Phase 1
2 x clubs (£3k) x 10 new schools = £30,000

Phase 2
Upsell to your 10 new schools an AM curricular (Drama) session
10 x £85 x 36 weeks = £30,600

Seems simple, hey?

Jump on to Monday’s Operations meeting to discuss through further...

Scheduled GoToMeetings...

Frankie Worthington - Performing Arts Q&A Session - Wednesdays 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 -

Tues 7 Jun | Wed 6 Jul

Register Now

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

Upcoming Training Opportunities...

*OFFER* - Enter the code TRAINING20% to receive 20% off the price on all training courses!

British Fencing Qualifications

Fencing Core Coach Award
3rd June, 08.30 – 16.30

Venue: Shiplake Memorial Hall, Memorial Avenue, Shiplake, Henley On Thames, RG9 4DW

Book Now

1st4sport Qualifications

Level 2 award in Multi Skills Development in Sport
31st May – 2nd June, 09.30 – 16.30

Venue: Corby Business Academy, Gretton Road, Corby, NN17 5EB

Book Now

StreetGames Qualifications

Street Games 4 x Activator Workshops
1st – 2nd June

Venue: Kettering Science Academy (Secondary Phase), Deeble Road, Kettering, NN15 7AA

Book Now

Street Games 2 x Activator Workshops
3rd June

Venue: Kettering Science Academy (Secondary Phase), Deeble Road, Kettering, NN15 7AA

Book Now

Holiday Camp Support CPD

Inspire to Engage
1st June, 09.30 – 14.30

Venue: The Hazeley Academy, Emperor Drive, Milton Keynes, MK8 0PT

Core Value #4 – Commit to Continual Improvement:

The Shirleys run the most successful holiday programme in the network and ran this session for franchisees and their leaders last year. It’s a ‘must attend’ event for anyone looking to grow their Inspire to Engage element of their business.

Book Now

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