Public Sector Tender Alert
Provision of School Improvement Professional Development Programmes in Phonics, Reading and Mathematics
Tenders are invited for the provision of School Improvement Professional Development Programmes in Phonics, Reading and Mathematics Opportunity Areas are a government policy designed to improve social mobility. They were announced by the Secretary of State for Education in October 2016 with the initial six areas being identified as some of the most challenged when it comes to social mobility; a further six areas were announced in January 2017. The twelve areas have access to funding to address the biggest challenges they face. In Derby a local partnership board has been formed of partners including a nursery, schools, city council, DfE, Derby College, the University of Derby, business, voluntary sector, the Careers Enterprise Company and the Confederation of British Industry. The Opportunity Area Board operates as an advisory board to the DfE and is chaired by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Derby. The Opportunity Area Board has identified three main priorities, namely: • Priority 1: Increase the number of children achieving a good level of development in the early years. • Priority 2: Raise attainment in our primary and secondary schools. • Priority 3: Ensure that all our children benefit from a broad range of experiences throughout their school lives. Allied to this, are two further additional themes of mental health and also transition and pathways. In order to help address Priority 2, Derby's Opportunity Area Board is keen to seek tenders for the provision of support in the following areas: • Lot 1 - improving outcomes for children in Year 1 and Year 2 in phonics. • Lot 2 - improving outcomes for children in reading at Key Stages 1 and 2. • Lot 3 - improving outcomes in Key Stages 1 and 2 writing. • Lot 4 - improving outcomes in Key Stages 1 and 2 mathematics. • Lot 5 - improving outcomes for children with English as an additional language. • Lot 6 - monitoring arrangements for school improvement professional development programmes. Please note suppliers wishing to express interest and obtain the documentation must do so by 23:59 on Wednesday 4th July 2018. It is recommended that you express interest and obtain the documentation well before this time to allow sufficient time to prepare and submit a bid. The deadline for returns is 10:00 on Thursday 5th July 2018. Documents are available at www.eastmidstenders.org. Please search for TD1366 Please note: we will only accept expressions of interest through the e-tendering system.
Contract value: 149994-299988
Published: 4 Jun 2018, Receipt by: 5 Jul 2018