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Friday 22nd July 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]

It’s all about the DATA, DATA, DATA

As you know, we continue to invest significantly into supporting your businesses and championing the fantastic work you’re doing in schools across the UK.

One of the finest examples of this to date was last Friday when PEG CEO David Batch, Duncan Goodhew, Danny Melling and Andy Heald travelled to London to meet with the CEO of Sport England, Jennie Price and Head of Community Sport, Mike Diaper.

It’s not every day that you get the chance to meet with the very top of the Sport England organisation, but such is the scale that we’re ALL achieving at Premier, these are the types of meetings we are able to secure. Key stakeholders are now listening to us and respecting our opinion. After all, we are now working with over 12% of all Primary Schools in England! A figure we intend to increase to 20% over the next two years!

WATCH || Here’s what Danny had to say after the meeting. Before you click to watch the video, how many times do you think Danny say’s the word ‘data’ in one minute 19 seconds, we think it sets a new record!

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URGENT | Premier Transition Licensees –Training begins next week!

Premier Transition licensees, if you want to maximise the opportunity to engage with brand NEW customers from September and support your existing schools to meet the new requirements around the Whole School Approach to healthy eating, you simply must book onto the Premier Transition training courses starting next week.

This will be your last chance ahead of September, so act fast and book now.

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Remember to enter the discount code TRAINING20% to ensure you get the best price

Why should I bother with the Portal?

This school leader thanks their lucky stars that one ‘Outstanding’ Activity Professional did as soon as they got the dreaded call from OFSTED!

This particular school was not fully engaged in the portal and didn’t fully see the value at first glance. Luckily for us, this Activity Professional did and was diligently behind the scenes populating registers, lesson plans and pupil attainment records. How easy it would of been to say, ‘Well they aren’t bothered, so neither am I.’

Instead, sure enough, the day came and a knock at the door from Ofsted jolted the school into life, with the headteacher calling Area Coordinator Daren Plowman (North Norfolk) with a list of panicked demands. How good it must have felt to be in Darren’s position, ‘Relax, we have everything under control and what’s more, it’s all part of the service you have been paying for!’

The Result...

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Bring on the Champions!

ukactive Kids update - Fundamental, positive changes ahead!

Every week, behind the scenes we continue to work closely with ukactive kids to help shape the future landscape of our sector. You may or may not be aware that CEO David Batch sits on the board and is regularly attending meetings in London with key stakeholders and the ukactive team.

It may feel like there has been no progress since we embarked on this project (formerly COMPASS) a few years ago but often these things do take a while and we believe we are starting to see light at the end of the tunnel! Premier have recently piloted a new ‘Code of Practice’ which will be the only register in the UK which ‘Qualifies’ an organisation, or individual as ‘safe’ to work in schools!

What does this mean? Well it means that the ‘rogue traders’ who under-cut you on price because they don’t invest in qualifications, adequate insurance or CPD for staff, and who give our sector a bad reputation, WON’T qualify!

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Core Value Challenge Week #7 WINNER – Luke Askew!

A huge well done to Luke Askew for winning this week’s Core Value Challenge, “nurture strong relationships through excellent communication.” This is a really touching video, and is well worth a watch!

Luke has won £250 for this brilliant video – could one of your Activity Professionals be this week’s winner...?

Core Value Challenge #8 – Work Smarter, Not Harder

Entry for this week’s £250 Core Value Challenge is NOW OPEN and you have until 9am Monday 25th July to submit your Activity Professional’s videos to Gemma on 07964 631 823, [email protected] or via Facebook Messenger. We’d love to see what they have been up to this week to work smarter, not harder. Here are our top tips for working smarter, to give you some inspiration...

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VIDEO | Schools Portal Orientation

As you’re aware, the purpose of the Schools Portal is to enhance the collaboration of our Activity Professionals, Area Leaders and School Leaders enabling you to monitor progress and participation of children and measure the impact that our specific activities and provisions are having on your schools.

To support you and your schools, we thought it would be useful to create an orientation video of the Schools Portal. We’ll hand you over to our National Quality Development Manager, Andy Heald to show you around.

SHARE | we’ve sent this to your schools and Activity Professionals, we urge you to do the same.

Theresa May Appointed as Prime Minister – Noticeable Policy Developments

The appointment of Theresa May as Prime Minister is old news but since then, she has announced who will be joining her in the cabinet, including the appointment of a number of high-profile Brexit supporters including Boris Johnson and a high number of women in key positions than any previous Conservative administration.

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Scheduled GoToMeetings...

Danny, Karl & Frankie - ‘Operational Guidance’, 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!

Drama Activator Level 1

Drama Activators Level 1
Friday 5th August, 9.00am - 5.00pm

Duration: 6 hours

Venue: Brooklands Farm Primary School, Countess Way, Brooklands, Milton Keynes, MK10 7HN

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Drama Activator Level 1

Drama Activators Level 1
Friday 12th August, 9.00am - 5.00pm

Duration: 6 hours

Venue:De Ferrers Academy, St Marys Drive, Burton, DE13 0LL

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One Dance UK

Introduction to Primary Dance
Wednesday 27th July, 9.00am - 4.00pm

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

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British Gymnastics

British Gymnastics Intermediate Teachers Award
Wednesday 27 July, 9.00am - 4.30pm

Venue:Ipswich Gymnastics Centre, 7 Braziers Wood Road, Ipswich, IP3 0SP

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