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Staffordshire County Council would like to hear from service providers who are interested and capable of delivering excellent, high quality and outcome focussed alternative education service to support and raise attainment, attendance, aspiration and ...

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Staffordshire Procurement - People
No 2 Staffordshire Place
Stafford
ST16 2DH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Michelle Davies
Telephone: +44 1785277116
E-mail:
Fax: +44 1785278286
NUTS code: UKG24

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/business/procurement

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Opportunities to Improve Attainment and Engage Vulnerable Children and Young People in Education.

Reference number: CYPF00125
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Staffordshire County Council would like to hear from service providers who are interested and capable of delivering excellent, high quality and outcome focussed alternative education service to support and raise attainment, attendance, aspiration and engagement of vulnerable children and young people of statutory school age in education. To also work towards successful transition to education, employment or training post-16 at the end of Key Stage 4.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG24
Main site or place of performance:

Staffordshire.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

For the avoidance of doubt this is not a Call for Competition - this is to initiate a Market Engagement/ Soft Market Testing process.

Staffordshire County Council would like to hear from service providers who are interested and capable of delivering excellent, high quality and outcome focussed alternative education service to support and raise attainment, attendance, aspiration and engagement of vulnerable children and young people of statutory school age in education. To also work towards successful transition to education, employment or training post-16 at the end of Key Stage 4.

The objectives of the alternative education service are to provide a flexible response to either compliment, or provide an alternative to the teaching and learning available within mainstream and specialist schools.

The successful providers will be expected to:

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Contribute towards the evidence gathering for graduated response under the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) pathway.

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Show planning and evaluation of sessions delivered.

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Report on progress with evidence of work completed and regular reviews which are fed back to the commissioner.

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When working with children in care be able to demonstrate an understanding of attachment and trauma issues in education.

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Work effectively with pupils to reduce gaps in attainment and progress.

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Work in partnership and maintain strong links with other education providers and carers to provide individualised, holistic support for the child.

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Support independent learning skills.

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Provide experienced and highly skilled teachers and qualified learning support assistants who can demonstrate skills and expertise in working with vulnerable pupils.

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To include wherever possible, access to externally accredited examinations for young people.

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To engage pupils newly arrived from overseas education.

Looking to create a Dynamic Purchasing System of providers in Staffordshire but with the ability to extend regionally in the future. This list of alternative education provision will be primarily for the authority's own use but will offer local schools the opportunity to purchase programmes that can be run within their school. This framework will give the assurance that providers have met a stated set of standards and so will give a basic mark of quality assurance.

We are holding an information and development day to commence this process on Monday 2.10.2017 at 14:00 till 16:00, the venue is Oak Room, Stafford Children's Centre, Faraday Road, Stafford, ST16 3NQ.

To book a place please contact Michelle Davies

Email:

Tel: 01785 277116.

Staffordshire County Council would like interested providers to complete a short questionnaire to help understand the current market.

This can be obtained by emailing

and if possible completed prior to the event and sent back to Michelle.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
01/03/2018

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
18/08/2017