Kick Off Stroud has been on a journey over the past 5 years. We have been trying to do two things at the same time:
1. Work out how we can create real value for our customers- value that is recognised by pupils, teachers, governors and OFSTED.
2. Work out how we can create long term, secure employment in the sports industry in order to grow a workforce for the long term
This has been a slow process, like the creation of a Da Vinci masterpiece painting or Edison inventing the lightbulb. We have come to realise we are trying to revolutionise the way schools deliver PE, sports and well-being. It has been an exciting journey which has brought us into contact with lots of wonderful schools, children and teachers and we finally think we have found the answer. However, before we get to the answer, what was the problem with the way things used to be done?
These four problems are problems for the industry to solve and we think we have come a long way to doing this. Our PE Plus model changes the way a school interacts with a outside partner and changes the game for the coach who is then employed.
Our business now focuses on only 2 types of relationship with schools.
1. To persuade and encourage schools that they should take the time and effort to take on a team member from us for for 4 days a week. To have a new member of their teaching team working with the school under the management of Kick Off Stroud- we call this PE Plus. This takes time and trust to set up but all our pilots prove to us that it works and schools love it.
We think this approach solves the problems traditionally associated with external contractors. What does this mean for our business model?