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Friday 10th July 2015


...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]

Don’t get left behind – ONLY 1 week to book...

The booking deadline is next Friday 17th July to book onto the next CIM Social Media course at PEG HQ (Monday 14th September).

Launching your official Facebook and Twitter pages presents your business with a proven tool to communicate directly with your local stakeholders. Your business is seriously missing a trick not being active on social media. We bet your competitors are!

Before you book the course via the shop, hit ‘The process’ button below to find out the few simple steps required before being able to connect with your local stakeholders.

The process Book Now

Did you know?

Arsenal & England Ladies star, Carla Humphrey visited Gareth Simpson’s schools last week, as a result, the Marketing team generated over £10,000 worth of printed and online press exposure, reaching over 800,000 people. Check out the online news feature from Carla’s visit.

IMPORTANT – Pupil Voice: your personalised pupil questionnaire

This questionnaire is to be used as part of your impact report linked to ‘improving attitude towards PE and sport’. The evidence from your questionnaire will prove your worth in the children’s eyes to the school.

To complete the questionnaire simply share your personalised questionnaire link which can be found in this spreadsheet, with all class teachers and ask them to ensure all children complete every question. Please ensure you test the link before sending on to your schools.

To compile the stats simply email [email protected] and we’ll send you a report.

You will then have evidence to report back to schools and help shape your future provision e.g extra clubs and type of clubs offered etc...

Did you know?

School funded clubs have increased by 293% since the introduction of the School Sport Premium Funding.

Another Headteacher gives their verdict

Submit your video and automatically get a £10 shop voucher. We’ll even enter you into an exciting prize draw.

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Did you know?

We’ve pledged over £150,000 of sport as part of the ‘Responsibility Deal’.

Complimentary Skills and Compliance webinars a booming success...

This week, the Skills and Compliance Team hosted live complimentary training webinars, offering advice and updates on current topics that affect you.

The complimentary training was free to attend and the topics included:

Don’t worry if you were not able to secure a place, the sessions were recorded and are available to view here.

Due to the popularity of the sessions, we will be hosting another webinar on the new Act Pro Training Framework on Thursday 23rd July, 11.00 – 12.00.

Did you know?

There are half a million pupils within our active schools.

‘Must have’ bundle packages available on the shop! Save up to 10%

We’re delighted offer Premier Sport and Inspire to Engage Packages via the Irongate shop. These give you the opportunity the buy our latest literature and merchandising saving you time and money. It consists of eight different packages which include the most relevant marketing materials that you need to promote your business successfully. Also, each package offers you a discount of up to 10%.

Did you know?

The next complimentary Skills and Compliance webinar topic will be ‘Training Framework’ held on Thursday 23rd July, 11am - 12pm.

New customised Interview Backdrop

You can now order a customised Interview Backdrop from the Irongate shop. To improve your visual marketing the requested interview walls are now available for interviewing children or parents, before/after attending your holiday courses.

Remember, you must always get consent from the parent before you video their child(ren).

Are you using social media to promote your business? You can include your social media pages on the artwork, helping you to promote the brand and product range more effectively.

You can find the new Interview Backdrop in the section Make it personal.

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Did you know?

Courtney has spoken to or sent correspondence to over 100 schools and councils so far this week as we continue to ensure payments and remittances are reaching the correct destination.

The Golden Mile’s National School Sport Week (NSSW) video competition – latest submission

The submission date for your NSSW videos has now passed and we’ll be announcing the winner of the ambassador visit soon. In the meantime, check out the latest video by hitting the play button.

Golden Mile Director, Karl Fox said “As per my ‘Golden Nugget’ last week, it’s fantastic that you now have these Golden Mile video case studies but it’s crucial that they are marketed to your customers and in a way that will have the most impact. Please ask the marketing department for support. We are all aware of the power of video and referrals, so make it count!”

Did you know?

Research shows 83% of satisfied customers are willing to refer... only 29% actually do, 54% missed referrals are due to lack of a system in place... make sure you’re optimising your Golden Mile NSSW video case studies...

Holiday bookings are thriving...

Some great news ahead of the summer’s Inspire to Engage courses, so far this year, we’ve seen the following growth in holiday time activities -

  • 10% increase on daily income across the network
  • 6% increase on average daily attendance

Remember to keep the courses professional and fun, returning customers are key, consider incentivising your staff on courses and encourage parents to book additional days throughout the summer.

Did you know?

Premier Performing Arts holiday sessions are up by 83% compared to last year and you still have two weeks to promote the summer courses. Well done guys!

How to recruit a Performing Arts specialist by your leading business owner...

So you want to get involved with Premier Performing Arts and you can see the benefits following Nick Shirley’s video last week, but the big question on your mind is...


We can talk to you about the numerous ways to attract performing arts specialists in your territory but what better way to find out by listening to the no.1 business owner in the network, Danny Bloomfield. Danny explains how he’s recruited and integrated the correct person into his business.

Chancellor George Osborne’s budget

This briefing provides a summary of Chancellor George Osborne’s first budget of the new government and the first budget of an all-Conservative government for 19 years. The budget outlines spending plans and cuts for the next five years and seeks to clarify where £17bn worth of savings will be made out of a total £37bn for the coming parliament.

Sharpen Your Axe...

Wednesday 9th September is officially National Fitness Day!

9th September is National Fitness Day and this year ukactive - the leading not-for-profit health body for the physical activity sector - are excited to work with our franchisees and schools to help make it the most active day of the year.

We want to make it as easy as possible for schools and teachers to get involved, which is why we will be sending out extensive FREE collateral packs (listed in the ‘read more’ section) to all schools that sign up.

All schools that register by the 20th of July will be automatically entered into a prize draw. Prizes include a celebrity ambassador attend your National Fitness Day event, free physical activity courses and many more.

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Do your preparation and reap the rewards...

TIME Associates’ Glenn Hoy attending a meeting with Lead Activity Professional, Ross Catchpole and a PE Coordinator in Norfolk yesterday and said the following;

“Ross had obviously done his pre-visit preparation so that he could brief me about who we were meeting and he led the meeting from the start.

He got the PE coordinator talking about his role and quickly found out two key points.

  1. The school was very driven by competition
  2. It had a high value against analysis and statistics

This allowed Ross to streamline his proposition to something that met the school immediate requirements. The outcome was a Base Line Measurement day fixed for September and an ongoing opportunity to develop the relationship.

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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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