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Friday 13th March 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]

FEEDBACK - National Training Event 2015 survey

We would very much appreciate your feedback following the National Training Event.

This very short, anonymous survey will take you no longer than 5 minutes to complete and will help us measure the success of #NTE15 and identify areas where we can improve for #NTE16.

Complete our survey

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National Training Development Officer, Andy Heald and the Marketing team have invested 10 hours on your behalf this week, finalising the 2015 Annual Quality and Impact Review survey and supporting email template ready for you to circulate to your Head Teachers (see article below).

ACTION NEEDED - 2015 Annual Quality and Impact Review – email template

Following last Friday’s article in the Weekly News Update, here are further details about contacting your active schools (curricular or extracurricular) to conduct our ‘2015 Annual Quality and Impact Review of school provision’.

Here is all you need to do –

  1. Click on this link to find an email template we’ve created on your behalf. Paste the copy into an email and send to all Head Teachers at your active schools.
  2. We recommend sending at least two more emails before the deadline of Thursday 2nd April ensuring maximum return from this survey.
  3. We also recommend communicating this to your Act Pro’s so they are aware of the survey if Head Teacher's ask them whilst at the school.

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SAVE THE DATE – Skills and Compliance Administrator, Mel Jackson is delighted to confirm the 2016 National Training Event will be held on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th February at Dunston Hall, Norwich.

Marketing team recognised for excellence at the 2015 Franchise Marketing Awards

For the second year running, the Premier Sport Marketing team has been named as a finalist in the ‘Best Overall Marketing Campaign’ category at the 2015 Franchise Marketing Awards, which recognises the industry’s most innovative and effective marketing campaigns.

In this strong category, franchisors are recognised for their consistency of approach, overall impact, brand awareness and development of a theme across at least three media.

That’s not it; the team has also been named as finalist’s in the coveted ‘Best Franchisee Marketing Support Award’ and will hope to take top prize at today’s ceremony held at London’s Olympia.

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Over the past couple of weeks, the Marketing team have been working on a suite of marketing support especially for you, which will maximise your marketing activity on a localised level. These packages were unveiled to network Champions on Wednesday and you’ll receive more info at the upcoming network meeting.

SAVE THE DATE - Are you a member of the 100, 250, 500 Club?
Your event has been booked!

Once again, congratulations for being a member of Premier Education Group’s prestigious 100, 250, 500 club!

This year’s event, ‘Business Mastery’ has been announced for Thursday 16th April 2015 (further details below) at St George’s Park, the home of the English FA. We also have some high profile guest speakers lined up and the day and will be compared by our CEO, David Batch.

In order for us to confirm the room and layout of the day, Danny Melling needs you to confirm the number of delegates attending, by email and BEFORE 5pm this Monday 16th March. We would like to invite two people from each business (not franchise).

Below are the vital details for the day. Danny will send a full agenda nearer the time...

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This week, our Finance team spent time with our Franchise Champions discussing the NTE findings and how we can enhance our support to you (article to follow next week). As a result, Steve Girling has already met with Shaun Daly to discuss the BMS and fine-tune our finance processes for you.

Apply for ‘The pupil premium summer schools programme’ – up to £500 per pupil!

Following the popularity of the summer schools programme for pupil premium students since 2012, the government will be making £250 - £500 per pupil available for the scheme to run again this summer.

Summer schools provide an excellent opportunity for secondary schools to help disadvantaged new pupils understand what and how they will be studying in key stage 3 and ultimately make a successful transition from primary to secondary school. It is also an opportunity for schools to help disadvantaged pupils who are behind in key areas such as literacy and numeracy to catch up with their peers.

We would urge you to pass this information to your secondary schools (where you plan to deliver summer courses) so they can apply for funding by completing a short online form by 29th May 2015.

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Frankie Worthington has spent 10 hours this week, working on the new PPA marketing literature to incorporate Drama. This includes Schools’ brochures, holiday course leaflets and extracurricular club leaflets. The impressive new collateral will be available for you to order soon!

Demonstrating the power of referral!

Following on from the Golden Mile article last week, Norfolk franchisee, Daniel Boswell has now confirmed his third invitation to present at three separate cluster meetings in just over a week.

This goes to show the power of referral. By just delivering the unique BLM service, complete with an analysis & guidance meeting to existing customers, head teachers are keen to share this service with their peers. The first cluster meeting was delivered this week with 100% of attendees signing up to the BLM package, all of which are NEW schools.

Danny comments...

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In a bid to support their strategic planning, six existing franchisees have become licensees in February alone. Over this crucial ‘school budget’ period, Golden Mile will increase their retention rates, increase price, add value and increase volume.

“Should my holiday courses be Ofsted registered?” we hear you ask...

With the introduction of the ‘Inspire to Engage’ product range, we thought it would be a timely reminder to cover what the regulations from Ofsted are around holiday course provision.

The factsheet, ‘Registration not Required’ details that registration is not required under the following conditions:

“If (excluding childminders) you provide no more than two activities from the following list -

  • School study support or homework support
  • Sport
  • Performing arts
  • Arts and crafts
  • Religious, cultural or language study”

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Over the past couple of weeks, the Marketing team have invested over 25 hours working with Iron Gate to complete phase one of the new development. The team will complete phase two and launch before the end of April.

Glenn’s top TIME tip “Effective preparation is the cornerstone of any sales activity”

Almost 4 weeks after #NTE15, Glenn Hoy of TIME Associates, who provides support for our members across all sales disciplines, has noticed a definite trend in one key area from his work with you and your fellow business owners.

Glenn comments;”‘David Batch mentioned that ‘interference’ was a significant factor in moving a business forward and following recent conversations with you, I couldn’t agree more.

This is very true at a local level in that much of my work has involved getting you ready to organise, execute and deliver sales plans and finding out that other duties can, if not recognised and managed, get in the way. Effective preparation is the cornerstone of any sales activity so you must ensure that there is sufficient time and focus delivering your sales plans.”

Glenn is more than happy to share his recent experiences and tell you what he is doing with other PEG members to overcome this potential ‘barrier to sales’.

You can call him on 0845 3404 106 or drop him an email: [email protected]

PART TWO - Ofsted video on ‘good practice in competitive school sport’

In last week’s News Update, we shared the first in a two part video published by Ofsted and featuring the National Lead for Physical Education, John Mitcheson HMI.

Here’s part two demonstrating good practice at Barking Abbey School. The school have excelled at competitive school sport, including basketball, netball and football.

STILL awaiting 50 Camp Return Forms following Feb half term courses...

Amazingly, we’re still awaiting 50 Camp Return Forms from February half term. Don’t forget to submit your Camp Return Form once your course has finished and any payments have been accounted for and uploaded onto the BMS.

Please email your form to Courtney NOW so we can reconcile to the BMS and release any payment.

Transform school’s playground with PopUpArena

Many of you will remember the track and tennis court which popped up at the NTE.

PopUpArena is a complete system of specialist mobile arena equipment which can be configured in many different ways to suit almost any shape and size of sporting or cultural event. The most popular model is the SuperSport package which offers a multi-sport solution and can be setup by two people in as little as 30 minutes!

Click here for more info.

PopUpArena are particularly interested to work with you or a group of fellow franchisees to help take the product to the primary school market. The AstroTile’s offer a complete playground solution and/or resolve issues around outdated and unsafe MUGAs.

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Former bfa Chairman and Olympic Gold Medallist reward Premier Sport franchisees for business success

Former bfa Chairman and successful franchisor Melvin Lusty joined Olympic Gold Medallist and Businessman Duncan Goodhew MBE in the stunning surroundings of Dunstan Hall Golf & Country Club, to celebrate the successes of over 100 Premier Sport franchisees.

This annual event brings together franchisees from all four corners of the country to not only celebrate success of the past 12 months, but also learn and impart knowledge with fellow business owners to ensure the next 12 months will be even more successful.

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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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