A Level Grants Programme to Boost Maths and Physics Teacher Recruitment
On the 8.12.2014 the Prime Minister announced a five year commitment to fund a package of policies to address the shortfall in STEM teachers.
United Kingdom-Nottingham: Education and training services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Department for Education, National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL)
Learning and Conference Centre, Triumph Road
NG8 1DH Nottingham
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I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 24: Education and vocational education services
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The A level Grants Programme is part of the wider package of initiatives and will be a prestigious new scheme to encourage high quality A level students to select maths and physics related degrees and go into teaching, at a time when we can influence both their choice of degree and career. We will be looking for students with a clear commitment to teaching and a strong academic record in their chosen subject.
In return students will receive financial support while studying toward their undergraduate maths or physics related degree, gain school experience and begin their training while still at university. Students are then guaranteed a place on on-the-job teacher training, subject to completing their studies and meeting the entry requirements for Initial Teacher Training (ITT). No other route into teaching offers financial support and the chance to earn a salary in their training year.
This programme presents an opportunity to engage with and recruit high quality A level maths and physics students, to develop them into outstanding teachers who will be retained in the profession and will have a positive impact on children and young people.
To deliver the high quality programme by the proposed options, it is necessary to combine outstanding recruitment, development of additional undergraduate level training with the very best of the expertise in the Initial Teacher Training (ITT) sector. The programme is also aligned to other teacher training routes in terms of selection and recruitment to ensure parity.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Range: between 12 000 000 and 14 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
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VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: