Department for Education Programme for Book Clubs

Department for Education Programme for Book Clubs and Library Membership

To provide support to state-funded schools with key stage 2 pupils on setting up book clubs for key stage 2 pupils and enrolling their year 3 pupils with a public library.

Book clubs and library membership

DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION

Contract summary

Industry

Education

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract (£)

£50,000 – £100,000

Published date

07 June 2016

Closing date

14 July 2016

Contract start date

29 August 2016

Contract end date

31 March 2017

Description

The Department for Education is inviting proposals from an organisation or consortium to provide support to state-funded schools with key stage 2 pupils on setting up book clubs for key stage 2 pupils and enrolling their year 3 pupils with a public library. The main aims will be to develop pupils’ spoken language, by enabling children to discuss the books they have read in a non-classroom but structured setting, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for pleasure. The bid should set out how you intend to set up and deliver a national programme of support to state-funded schools with key stage 2 pupils. This should include two different levels of support: • direct advice and support to targeted schools in greatest need (i.e. with low KS2 reading results) and higher than average numbers of pupils with the Pupil Premium on establishing book clubs and enrolling their year 3 pupils in a public library. We expect between 180 to 250 schools to establish book clubs and enrol pupils in a public library as a result of this direct advice and support by 31 March 2017; and • resources available to all schools on establishing book clubs and enrolling pupils in public libraries. We envisage at least 1,000 schools accessing these resources by 31 March 2017. The Department has allocated up to £83,300 exclusive of VAT for this contract, the maximum funding available for this work in 2016-17 is £100,000 inclusive of VAT.

About the buyer

Contact name

Tracy Sans

Address

Raising Standards in English Team

London

SW1P 3BT

England

Email

standards.mailbox@education.gsi.gov.uk

Other information

Attachments

Invitation to tender

1339 Book clubs and library membership ITT letter.doc

Email: standards.mailbox@education.gsi.gov.uk. Please include Book clubs and library membership within the subject line.

How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided.

 

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