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GoTech Group plc Potential skills2achieve Pilot with the NHS

21/02/2017 7:00am

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                   Abuse Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 (MAR). 
 
        GoTech Group plc / Index: AIM / Epic: GOT.L / Sector: Software 
 
21 February 2017 
 
                               GoTech Group plc 
 
                    ("GoTech", the "Company" or the "Group") 
 
                  Potential skills2achieve Pilot with the NHS 
 
GoTech Group plc ("GoTech"), the sports and wellbeing focused technology 
company, is pleased to announce that the Company is in discussions with the 
National Health Service (the "NHS") which is looking to support a potential 
pilot with circa 200 schools nationwide to assess the impact of skills2achieve 
("S2A") in the health education of 4-11 year olds in the fight against 
childhood obesity.  As part of the discussions, it is proposed that Sportsdata 
Limited, a subsidiary of GoTech, will work closely with the NHS to develop 
evidence based and associated case study material, which may be used by the NHS 
to endorse a national roll-out of S2A. 
 
 S2A, developed in partnership with leading charity for sports-driven and 
educational programmes, the Youth Sport Trust, is a programme for young people 
that monitors and tracks pupil progress  across four themes of Healthy Me, 
Social Me, Thinking Me and Physical Me. Focused on engaging children's 
motivation and commitment by putting pupils in control of their own progress, 
the programme aims to develop more positive attitudes towards healthy, active 
lifestyles, emotional wellbeing and self-efficacy. 
 
It is anticipated that circa 70% of the schools in the proposed pilot would be 
in areas of deprivation and circa 30% in areas of non-deprivation.  It is 
further anticipated that there will be opportunities for cross-fertilisation of 
school practice to develop key learning and development opportunities for 
senior leaders among different school structures. 
 
The pilot will be subject to the Company and the NHS (or one of its 
subsidiaries) entering into a formal agreement and a further announcement will 
be made in due course.  The Company is hopeful of being able to finalise the 
terms of the pilot with the NHS by the end of June 2017, so that S2A can be 
implemented in the 200 schools in time for the commencement of the 2017/2018 
academic year. 
 
GoTech Managing Director, Gail Ganney, said, "We believe that the NHS's 
interest in S2A raises its profile and demonstrates the exciting opportunity 
for it to be used as a tool that can help combat key health issues facing the 
population today.  Entering into this pilot will be a further step towards 
achieving our ultimate objective of engaging up 20,000 primary schools and 5.5 
million 4-11 year olds on the programme for health and physical activity, thus 
allowing a sea-change of attitude and a systemic change in the current health 
status of the UK for the next generation". 
 
"Our company strategy remains to be disruptive in transforming the way people 
participate in, coach and watch sports, whilst seeking to increase activity, 
participation and social connectivity at all levels.  To this end, we are 
exploring other opportunities which are complementary to our existing 
products." 
 
                                   **ENDS** 
 
For further information, please visit www.gotechgroup-plc.com or contact: 
 
Gail Ganney               GoTech Group plc             Tel: +44 (0) 1707 
                                                       659111 
 
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