Inclusion Leadership Service
Main contract details
Kent County Council is looking for an organisation or consortium of organisations to deliver a programme of Inclusion Leadership training and support for school leaders of mainstream primary and secondary schools in Kent. The aim will be to facilitate opportunities for collaborative working between schools in order to review and strengthen their approaches to the inclusion of pupils with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND).
The long-term aims of the service will be to improve a range of outcomes for children and young people with SEND in participating mainstream schools, through providing targeted development opportunities for school leaders that will in turn influence the culture and practices of schools.
The service model will bring together three interconnected strands of activity which will together enable a school-to-school support network, focussed on inclusion:
- A model for Inclusion Peer Review Clusters
- Design and delivery of Inclusion Leadership Development Programmes for school leaders.
- Training and deployment of 10 x local Inclusion Leaders of Education (ILEs) to facilitate the Clusters and support peer review activity.
It is KCC's intention to award the contract for up to 3 years, to begin in September 2021. The maximum contract value over the contract lifetime will be £800,000.
The procurement process is being conducted in accordance with the Light Touch Regime as it involves the purchase of educational and training services which are included in Schedule 3 of The Public Contracts Regulations 2015. This is therefore a bespoke procurement process, that has been tailored to meet the specific requirements of the Inclusion Leadership Service, and full details are set out in the Invitation to Tender document. Tenderers are asked to return their initial tenders as detailed in the Invitation to Tender by 12.00 (midday) on the 29th April 2021.
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