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Friday 23rd January 2015


...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]

New telephone system installed at HQ – check the number before calling...

We’ve had a new, state of the art telephone system installed at HQ.

Before you call us, please check the new set of telephone numbers.

Did you know?

Steve Girling spent 10 hours this week with James Jennison and Danny Melling fine tuning and indentifying how to enhance the existing finance process, ready to share with you at the NTE and in new finance manual.

We need your help - More Act Pros needed to complete Skills survey...

To help us HELP YOU improve CPD for YOUR staff, we still require MORE Activity Professionals to complete the Skills survey.

To date, we’ve had only 25% of the Act Pro network complete the survey, so we’ve extended the deadline until midnight on Sunday 1st February.

Before this deadline, please can you send the below survey link to your Activity Professionals prompting them to complete the short survey, ASAP?


...And remember, one lucky winner will win an iPad Air*!

Did you know?

Marketing met with The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), to discuss a bespoke social media training programme that we propose to launch following the NTE. Attending the training will mean official facebook and twitter accounts for your territory. More to follow at the NTE...

A lesson in ‘Inspire to Compete’ resulting in £1000s of potential new business...

Earlier this month, Duncan Donnelly held his first ‘Inspire to Compete’ basketball competition in conjunction with the Outer West Learning Trust in Newcastle. The event was organised by Premier Sport’s local Competitions Coordinator, Darryll Donnelly.

Each school entered the competition with a basketball team which was supported by a media team. The work of the media was vital with each school being able to document their journey from their basketball after school clubs to the actual competition day itself. During the competition, the media teams interviewed their own players and staff as well as players and staff from other schools.

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Did you know?

The Skills and Compliance department held an initial consultation this week with a National Governing Body discussing a new partnership to help deliver their participation outcomes as well as up skilling you and your staff. This would also give you another new product to up sell.

Have you submitted your accounts for last term yet? Deadline fast approaching...

The deadline is fast approaching for you to submit last terms accounts. You should have already sent your paperwork for September to December to your accountant. If you haven’t done so, we recommend do it over the weekend to ensure you meet the deadline of midnight on Saturday 31st January.

Act NOW!

Did you know?

Supported by Skills & Compliance, Marketing, CEO David Batch and educational consultants, Danny Melling spent 25 hours this week supporting franchisees in Essex to submit a tender document to work collaboratively with the County Sports Partnership (ActiveEssex). Incredibly, only 67% of the franchisees supported the tender to work on the project!!

GM Monitor Training, part 1 - Intro & understanding the benefits of physical activity

This week sees the launch of part one of the Golden Mile ‘Monitor Training’ resource that provides licensees with video of a live training session delivered by GM Director, Karl Fox. This particular process is integral to the success, longevity and reducing the time management of GM within your schools.

This new training video is split into four parts for ease of use and designed to support your delivery within schools and clusters. Part one sees Karl introducing the initiative to the elected Monitors and explaining the benefits of regular physical activity.

We’ll release the other three parts over the coming weeks. If you can’t wait, we’ve already uploaded these to our YouTube channel.

Did you know?

Director Karl Fox has spent time this week following up on Danny Mellings’ business performance analysis to provide solutions to those franchisees that may require support in business growth and generating income via GM funding bids.

Missed last week’s intro video to the new holiday programme? Here it as again...

Did you know?

Frankie has spent 16 hours this week perfecting the drama resources ready for launch at the NTE in a couple of weeks. Yet another product to help support your schools!

Great response to #NTE15 invitation - 1 week left to book...

Since last week’s invitation to the 2015 National Training Event, we’ve had 70% of the network book early for FREE.

Have you booked yet?

This event is mandatory for business owners to attend at a cost of £250 per person. However, as we are committed to your CPD we are GIVING you two places for FREE if you complete your reservation by 5pm on Monday 2nd February 2015.

After that date, all further bookings on this event will be charged at £250 per person. Remember that this is a mandatory event so book early to save unnecessary cost.

Is your local police force investing in the community? Franchise scoops £1,998 for holiday provision...

Paul Baker from the Wigan and Leigh territory attended a ‘Participatory Budget’ event last Saturday at Higher Fold community Centre and scooped £1,998 for one of his schools.

The event was run by the local police force and it was a ‘Participatory Budget’ event in which the police have invested £20,000 into the local community. They invited organisations to bid for a share of the money with a maximum of £2,000 per bid.

Paul commented:

“We partnered up with one of our schools to bid for £1,998.00 to run two weeks of holiday courses. We had a three minute slot to pitch our idea to the community and they then vote for which project they want to receive the money. I led the pitch with two year six pupils from the school. Our bid was successful and we’ve received the full £1,998.00 pounds for our summer holiday programme.“

Paul would urge other franchisees to research these events and partner up with their schools to bid for funds.

3 for 1 offer ENDS SOON - Secure dance, drama and music NOW and SAVE £9,990

If you haven’t already invested in a Premier Performing Arts license, NOW is the best time to do so, with the upcoming release of drama and music products.

You can register your interest in this ‘3 in 1’ exclusive offer to ensure a massive saving of £9,900. In other words, if you fail to register your interest by 5pm on Thursday 12th February, you will be required to pay for each product individually, costing you an additional £9,900.

All you need to do is contact Frankie by 5pm on Thursday 12th February.

Your Ofsted results are still required – simple process for submission...

We’ve had only 54 Ofsted results submitted to us from 10 franchisees, which is disappointing. On the up side, the current findings indicates that 77% of the schools have received Good or Outstanding grades and would estimate this figure to get even higher should all franchisees submit their school results...but at the moment we cannot evidence this assumption!

Here’s the simple process for submitting your results:

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Essex franchisees work collaboratively with HQ to submit document for tender...

County Sports Partnership, ‘Active Essex’ recently invited companies to express an interest in working as a partner in order to deliver a huge range of sporting activities to schools in the county.

We invited Franchisees from the county to submit their Ofsted inspection results so we could use this in the document we created on their behalf – you can view the document here.

Incredibly, only 67% of the franchisees in Essex supported the tender to work on the project.

Are you aware of the work that your County Sports Partnerships do?

National Obesity Awareness Week - licensees scoop gold, silver and bronze...

The results are in as schools went the extra Golden Mile for last week’s National Obesity Awareness Week competition. The winning schools will receive an exclusive ‘Tackling Inactivity Award’ as well as further discounted rates for another year’s activity.

The winners are -

GOLD - Hollesley Primary School (Danny Bloomfield/Stephanie Lloyd)

SILVER - Slaley First School (Steve Hoey)

BRONZE - Hempland Primary School (Darren Dicks)

WELL DONE to these licensees, we will be contacting your schools shortly with the good news!

Significant week for physical activity sector - Labour Health Policy & Cambridge Research

Last week was significant for the physical activity sector, as Labour coincidentally launched its Public Health Policy proposals on the same day a new study from Cambridge University warning of the dangers of inactivity was published.

We would encourage you read the analysis of both reports below, and also to take some time to explore each of them in detail; the links can also be found below.

  • Ukactive’s analysis of both reports can be found here.
  • The link for the full Labour report can be found here.
  • The Cambridge University study can be found here.

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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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