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Friday 12th December 2014


...to your weekly news update, featuring 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]

Did you know?

Our finance team invested time with our bankers this week to discuss changes that will further improve the payment process, meaning franchisees could be paid even quicker in the future...

The festive period at HQ - final payment run, shop order deadline and head office opening hours...

Opening hours - Premier Education Group Head Office will be closed from 12 noon on 23rd December 2014 and will return to work on Monday 5th January 2015.

Final shop orders - If you require any shop orders to be delivered before Tuesday 6th January, you will need to place your order via the online shop before 1pm on Thursday 18th December, subject to stock availability.

Payment run – Please note our final payment run will be next Friday 19th December.

Did you know?

The Marketing team communicate to over 230,000 stakeholders each month, including your schools, potential new schools, your parent database and Act Pros. Next week we’ll send your parents, schools and Act Pros a Christmas message in their last communication before the holidays...

Have you completed our Skills survey? Time is running out to win an iPad!

We would like to thank all our franchisees for completing the Skills survey since last Friday. If you haven’t done so, you still have time and you may even win an iPad*!

This really is a prize draw you stand a good chance of winning! What are you waiting for?

The purpose of this survey is to assess your qualifications in line with aspirations and in the process highlight any gaps in the two. We can then use this information to design programmes for you in the future.

This short survey will take you no more than five minutes to complete.

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Did you know?

This week, Danny Melling spent a number of hours planning the layout of this year’s National Training Event in February - with a focus on supporting franchisees to grow their business and increase profits

We’ll tell you about our school survey, you tell us about your Ofsted Inspections... deal?

We’ve now told you on a few occasions about the survey we sent to your schools recently. The initial response has been fantastic and we’ll tell you the final results in January. Here’s a little teaser for you...

97% of schools said the overall effectiveness of the service Premier Sport provided is good or outstanding.

The findings from this survey alone will not be enough! We now need YOUR help to send us information about your Ofsted inspections since September 2013. All you need to do is complete this simple template and send to [email protected].

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Did you know?

Golden Mile’s Business manager, Karl Fox has this week been analysing Base Line Measurement summary reports submitted by licensees. Karl has been making recommendations to ensure all potential areas of focus are maximised for licensees as well as providing advice on solutions to offer different stakeholders.

Announcing the new moderator within your network...

At last year’s National Training Event we announced that every Premier Education Group franchise territory will receive one moderation visit per year during an Activity Professionals curricular assessment.

We’re now pleased to announce the new moderator within your network -

  • East Anglia – Steve Eastaugh and Nick Preston
  • Midlands - James Jennison and Nick Shirley
  • North West – Andy Heald and Neil Hetherington
  • North East – Duncan Donnelly and Anji Rippon
  • Yorks & Humber - Duncan Donnelly and Anji Rippon
  • South West – Andy Heald and Sam Steer
  • South East – Ben Pattenden

The purpose of the moderations being to...

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Did you know?

With more great feedback from schools/educational experts and with the support of the vastly experienced Libby Luburd, Premier Performing Arts this week made significant strides towards finalising the NEW Drama programme for licensees. Read Libby’s biog below and meet her at the NTE...

Are your Act Pros missing out on essential information? Make sure they aren’t...

We know (and we’re sure you will agree) that our network of Activity Professionals sit at the heart of everything we do at Premier Education Group, so that’s why we’re providing them with all the latest resources, internal news, developments and industry news every two weeks in our new and improved Activity Professionals newsletter.

One of the main features on the newsletter is a video blog produced by Andy Heald. These are a ‘must watch’ for all your staff.

Please send this link to your Act Pros so they can catch up on all the latest news and tune in to watch Andy’s video blogs.

One reason the newsletter may not reach your Act Pros is if their email address is incorrect on the BMS. During this quieter time of year, now is a great time to update all your staff’s contact details to ensure they don’t miss this essential information.

Did you know?

The Skills and Compliance department have begun analysing the responses received over the past week from the Skills survey. The results are already highlighting areas for us to focus on so we can help strengthen your business’ skills and compliance.

The NEW Drama product is coming – meet the mastermind...

We’re delighted to introduce Libby Luburd who’s been instrumental in the development of Premier Performing Arts (PPA) new Drama programme that will be available following the National Training Event (NTE) in February.

Libby has been consulting with many schools and educational experts to develop the new Drama programme. As you can see if you click ‘read more’ below, Libby has always been passionate about Drama and its use as an educational tool with young people.  The new PPA Drama scheme will enable children and young people to learn in a new and vibrant way.

Not already a licensee? If you don’t currently have a license, you can take advantage of our exclusive offer and own three Performing Arts products (Dance, Drama and Music) for the price of one.

Investing in this exclusive 3 in 1 offer by 5pm on the final day will SAVE you £9900.

A bit more about Libby...

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Did you know?

The combined turnover of our top ten Premier Sport franchisees is higher than the overall network turnover of our closest rival. This demonstrates the maturity and scale of our model, providing you with a market leading return on your investment.

Calling all Golden Mile licensees - are your schools taking part in our national competition in January?

The Golden Mile will be rewarding the TOP THREE most active Golden Mile schools throughout National Obesity Week (NOAW) in January (12th - 15th).

This is YOUR opportunity to maximise engagement with YOUR customers and generate some positive PR around your business.

Here are some ideas to get you started...

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Did you know?

Our Educational Consultant, Yvonne Gandy was flying the Premier Sport flag this week as she led a ‘National Qualification for Headteacher’ training course about successful headship – These trainee heads indentified sport premium as critical to the success of PE and sport in schools but was unsure how to measure impact – Yvonne advised they recruit an external provider who could answer this question for them!

Want to be paid up to seven days earlier? Then read on...

In the next couple of weeks, we will be informing schools/councils of our change of payment information. We will be highlighting that our preferred payment method is BACS, the bank account number and the new email address for remittances. Click here for a copy of the draft letter.

We would also urge that you print this letter and hand to your school’s Business Manager.

Not only will this save time and money for the schools/councils, it could speed up the payment process by up to 7 days!!

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Do you want us to survey YOUR parent database? Contact us...

Following the article in last week’s News Update, the marketing department has sent over 10,000 surveys to parents across the network, as requested by franchisees that have contacted us.

Data of any kind is immensely important in any business and the more you have the better decisions you can make about the direction of your business. Whilst we know you undertake research in your territories we want to help you understand more about your customers so we’ve produced a short parent survey (specific to holiday time activity) to give you additional insight in to your customers.

If you would like us to send this survey to your database of opted in parents, please email [email protected].

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No time to rest on your laurels! Termly accounts due by 31st January...

You’ve no doubt been dissecting each line of your annual management accounts that you submitted to us in November? There is no time to rest on your laurels because as soon as one set of figures have been submitted another submission date is just around the corner...

It’s time to start preparing to send through your paperwork for this Autumn term (Sept – Dec) to your accountant ready to have the first set of termly management accounts ready for you to compare in January. These accounts will allow you to compare your company’s performance against targets and the same period last year.

These results will give you two full terms to make up any shortfall in income or budget and plan strategically so that you continue to grow and build profits.

The deadline for submitting these termly accounts is 31st January 2015.

Norwich school children braved ‘The Elements’ at OPEN venue for dance spectacular

After weeks of rehearsals the big event finally arrived for hundreds of primary school children across Norwich as they performed dance routines that dazzled the OPEN venue crowd in Norwich.

The dancing showcase took place this Wednesday 10th December 2014, at OPEN venue in Norwich City Centre. The popular event sold hundreds of tickets with this year’s theme being ‘The Elements’.

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Partnership in Practice – Babcock & Premier Sport

Chris Couch, Babcock’s Active Leisure Vocational Learning Advisor based in Kent, recently commented on the great relationship between Babcock and Premier Sport;

“Working with Premier Sport over the last twelve months has been an absolute pleasure for me as a trainer.

The relationships I have made with franchise managers have been nothing but brilliant and I certainly feel this is due to the fantastic work ethic in evidence at Premier Sport. The partnership in my local area has grown from two franchisees to four with more on the horizon. It has been very encouraging to see that the quality of apprentices employed has been exceptional and I have found their dedication and application towards their NVQ to be very professional.”

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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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