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Friday 30th 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]

#NTE15 invitation - over 95% of network already booked...

Since last week’s invitation to the 2015 National Training Event, we’ve had over 95% of the network book early for FREE.

Are you among the 5% that haven’t?

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.

Did you know?

To date, 95% of the network have already registered for the forthcoming two day NTE event. Unfortunately, Skills & Compliance Administrator Mel Jackson, has had to spend more time contacting business owners that have not yet booked their place at the NTE to ensure the whole network benefit from this excellent CPD opportunity.

Example of reducing costs and increasing profit – franchisee drives online bookings and sees 70% increase...

Business partners, Chris Pipe and Jonathan Mills from the Romford, Dagenham, Barking and Ilford territory in Essex set to work towards the back end of the last academic year to indentify unnecessary ‘waste’ in their business to ensure a LEANer way of working. To achieve this goal, Chris indentified the promotion of extra curricular (EC) clubs as the most labour intensive aspect of his job. For example, leading up to a new term, Chris spent most of his week delivering leaflets to schools and collecting booking forms from secretaries (weekly) etc.

So, with the help of the marketing department, Chris, Jonathan and his team embarked on a new strategy to drive his customers to book online via the website.

As a result, online bookings increased by 70% for EC clubs starting this term. Also, their average numbers per club increased to 16.4 (January - April) against term 1.

We’ll let Chris talk you through the process...

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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.

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?


Did you know?

Marketing have spent another eight hours this week creating even more supporting resources for the new holiday programme. These will be made available for you to purchase on the online shop next week. We’ll have the full range of materials at the NTE.

Andy Heald’s vlogs – a must watch for you and your staff!

As part of the fortnightly Act Pro News Update, Andy Heald, National Coach Training Development Officer produces a new video blog focusing on a different topic which has proved to be a vital new resource for your Act Pro’s.

You can watch Andy’s vlogs below -

#1 first impressions
#2 effective communication
#3 behaviour management
#4 use of effective planning and questioning
#5 understanding competition & how you support it...
#6 effectively sharing learning outcomes & objectives

Do your Act Pro’s receive the fortnightly News Update? If they don’t, please email Mel.

Did you know?

All department heads have invested significant time this week completing their presentations ready for the NTE. With lots of great content and information from across PEG, you’ll walk away with knowledge, information and tools that will help you and your business become more successful in the year ahead.

Important information concerning your Act Pro DBS certification

Schools may now start to approach you and make enquires, should you happen to have an Activity Professional within your business that holds content on their DBS certificate.

Why? In 2009, the Department of Education released the ‘Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations’, but this has only just been communicated to the schools sector.

This update requires schools which provide care for pupils under the age of 8, to ensure that staff and volunteers working in these settings are not disqualified from doing so under the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009.

Disqualification (content) means:

  • Having certain orders or other restrictions placed upon them
  • Having committed certain offences

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Did you know?

Following data analysis on last terms territory performance, GM Director Karl Fox has invested 8 hours this week identifying and contacting franchisees that may require additional business support and leverage with the Golden Mile.

Submit your termly accounts by midnight TOMORROW!

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

Act NOW!

Did you know?

This week, Frankie has spent another eight hours proof reading through the new and exciting drama resources ready for launch at the NTE. Here’s a sneaky peek.

GM Monitor Training, part 2 – Practical Demonstration

This week sees the launch of part two 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 and part two looks at the practical demonstration of the initiative.

We’ll release part 3 and 4 over the coming weeks. If you can’t wait, we’ve already uploaded these to our YouTube channel.

Did you know?

Over the past couple months, Steve Girling and our IT expert have spent approx. 50 hours working towards Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance. The PCI compliance standards are mandated by the card brands (Visa, Mastercard etc) and run by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council. The standards were created to increase controls around cardholder data. The good news is we are fully compliant and, as part of our network, YOU don’t have to waste your valuable time in this kind of activity. The bad news (for Steve), is that it is an annual procedure!

Special offer ENDS Thurs 12th Feb – invest in a PPA license & 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.

Important news about GCSE and A level Dance

In September 2014, the National Dance Teachers Association and Dance UK sent correspondence urging as many people as possible to send individual responses to the Ofqual consultation reviewing GCSE and A/AS level dance.

The briefing was largely supportive of the new proposals however there was one major issue concerning the assessment of GCSE Dance that caused great concern: Ofqual proposed that the new GCSE examination, which was previously 80% practical exam 20% final written exam is to change to 60% practical and 40% final written paper.

Yesterday, Ofqual published its decisions on subject assessment, including the proportion of non-exam assessment and the assessment objectives.

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TIME Associates consult on new Sales Manual!

Danny Melling, James Jennison and Luke Miles have invested in the expertise of Glenn Hoy at TIME Associates to assist in the creation of the new version of the Sales Manual.

It will contain up-to-date and relevant information and techniques for things like; customer acquisition and retention, how to get more business from existing clients and the value of keeping in touch with your clients ‘outside the sales cycle’.

James and Glenn will be using the new manual as part of their presentation at the NTE.

New Holiday programme – thanks for your positive feedback!

We would like to thank you for your positive feedback following the launch of the new holiday programme and supporting materials.

Jan Miller franchisee in Swindon said:

“I just wanted to let you know that the new holiday leaflets look great and have had a massive impact on my numbers already. We began distributing the new leaflets on Tuesday this week and already we’ve had bookings from pupils at schools we have never dealt with before. Our numbers have already doubled from October Half term.

“We have already covered our venue cost for three days!!”

We’ll be making even more promotional material available on the online shop, next week.

The Golden Mile and ‘Inspire to Compete’ join forces for cross country running event

Last week, Premier Sport created a cross country running event at Ormiston Venture Academy in East Norfolk, linking it to The Golden Mile and our ‘Inspire to Compete’ programme.

Over 200 children took part in the two day event, which saw the local school’s top Golden Mile runners come together for a head to head challenge.

Ross Catchpole, Health & Physical Activity Coordinator in East Norfolk commented:

“Many of the teachers who attended thought it added great value to The Golden Mile and allowed the children to put what they have been practising, into action. There are no other cross country competitions in the area that allows the children to compete against other schools, so this was a real gap in the market-and something we will be carrying out annually.”

Primary PE and Sport Premium – revised vision and objectives

ukactive has been informed of impending changes to the vision and objectives of the Primary PE and Sport Premium. The School Sport Premium is a government fund that provides money directly to primary school head teachers, designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. These important changes to the premium have been agreed by Ministers but have yet to be officially announced.

Firstly, the overall vision for the Primary School PE and Sport premium has been updated. The vision will now become:

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