National Literacy and Numeracy Framework

Production of guidance and training materials to support effective implementation of the National Literacy and Numeracy Framework

Welsh Government. Procurer reference: C-165/2011/2012

Value of tender: £Undisclosed
CONTRACT NOTICE – NON OJEU
Is this notice funded by the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO)?
No
Contract Type
Services
SECTION I: CONTRACTING AUTHORITY
Name of the organisation
Welsh Government- Department for Education and Skills – Schools and Young People Group
Contact Name
Claire Rowlands
Address
Schools and Young People Group, Department for Education and Skills, Welsh Government, Cathays Park ,
Town
Cardiff
Postcode
CF10 3NQ
EMail
[email protected]
Web Address
http://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
SECTION II: DETAILS OF THE CONTRACT
Service category
24
Is it a framework agreement?
No
Title of the contract
Production of guidance and training materials to support effective implementation of the National Literacy and Numeracy Framework
Description of the contract

4. Requirement

At the end of the contract period, the contractor(s) will be expected to have provided the following four products:

• Electronic text in Word format for curriculum planning guidance (English medium only);

• Training materials for practitioners to facilitate effective implementation (English medium only);

• Electronic text in word format for assessment-related guidance materials for English medium and Welsh medium schools (English medium only for assessment products 1 and 2; English medium and Welsh medium text to be provided for assessment product 3);

• Classroom practice guidance materials (English medium only).

The successful tenderer must have access to the necessary Welsh language skills needed to produce guidance materials for Welsh medium schools.

The successful tenderer will need to ensure they are able to meet the tight timeframe of this contract.

The DfES is currently designing a new website called Learning Wales. It will provide teachers with a central repository of essential, high-quality information. The aim is to support teachers and improve standards and outcomes for learners. Learning Wales will be developed using the Welsh Government’s corporate platform, which uses the Alterian Content Manager (ACM). The site will take a phased approach to delivery; with the first phase due in September 2012.

The guidance and training materials will form a key part of Learning Wales. It is therefore necessary that the successful tenderer can meet the following criteria:

• All materials produced will be in electronic format only, as none of the materials will be produced as printed documents.

• All materials produced will need to be in a format capable of being uploaded to the ACM.

• Any images must be in low resolution JPGs; video and audio clips produced in a high quality uncompressed HD format such as Apple ProRes 4444.

The successful tenderer will be required to work with the Learning Wales project team to ensure all materials are compatible and accessible.

Following consultation on the NLNF (see paragraph 3), we will inform the successful tenderer of any further refinements that may need to be made to the materials as a result of feedback.

Further detail on each product is outlined below.

4.1 Curriculum planning guidance document

One guidance document is required for Foundation Phase, primary (Key Stage 2), special and secondary school settings (Key Stage 3) (and for other educational settings that cater for learners at Key Stage 3).

The purpose of the required planning document is to help senior managers develop a consistent whole school approach to curriculum planning for the progressive development of literacy and numeracy skills for all pupils aged 5 to 14 years old.

By November 2012, the Client will require electronic text in word format in English medium only for the curriculum planning guidance document (no longer than 14 double A4 pages including text, tables, charts and diagrams).

4.2 Training materials for practitioners to support effective implementation

By November 2012, the Client will require two discrete sets of training materials, one for primary school settings, and one for secondary school settings to support the implementation of the NLNF. The training materials must be suitable for use by senior school leaders to deliver 5 x 1 hour workshops to all staff. Training materials are required in English medium only.

The training materials to include:

• Phase-specific PowerPoint presentations to raise awareness of the rationale for and basic principles of the NLNF;

• A curriculum mapping task to identify age appropriate, subject specific opportunities to develop literacy and numeracy skills;

• A curriculum planning task to ensure age-appropriate, sufficiently challenging, subject specific opportunities for pupils to develop and apply literacy and numeracy skills progressively are built into schemes of work and development plans;

• A task to explore effective approaches to tracking and monitoring the progress of all pupils; and

• A generic template to be completed which identifies key short term priorities, actions and timescales for developing literacy and numeracy.

4.3 Assessment-related guidance materials

The NLNF will be used as a formative assessment tool across all curriculum areas. Schools will be expected to come to collective judgements about learners’ overall standards in literacy numeracy, expressed as a short narrative on strengths and weaknesses, which can be shared with parents/carers and used to inform curriculum planning.

The guidance materials will support all teachers to reach shared judgements that are reliable, accurate and robust about pupil performance in the progressive acquisition of literacy and numeracy skills.

They will also enable senior managers to plan a consistent whole school approach to the:

• annual assessment of pupil performance in the application of literacy and numeracy skills;

• management of the assessment process, reporting of pupil progress in literacy and numeracy to parent/carers.

By May 2013, the Client will require three assessment-related products as follows:

Assessment Product 1: A generic guidance document for Foundation Phase settings and primary schools to enable senior managers to plan a consistent whole school approach to the:

• annual assessment of pupil performance in the application of literacy and numeracy skills;

• management of the assessment process; and

• reporting of pupil progress in literacy and numeracy to parents/carers.

Assessment Product 2: A generic guidance document for secondary schools (and for other educational settings that cater for learners of secondary school age) to enable senior managers to plan a consistent whole school approach to the:

• annual assessment of pupil performance in the application of literacy and numeracy skills;

• management of the assessment process at Key Stage 3; and

• reporting of pupil progress in literacy and numeracy to parent/carers.

Assessment Product 3: Exemplar pupil work (written examples plus audio, DVD clips where appropriate) with related assessment commentary, for each year group from Reception to Year 9. The materials will exemplify, for each school year from Reception to Year 9, pupil performance against the expected standard in each strand/element of literacy and similarly for each strand/element of numeracy.

The exemplar pupil work must be drawn from a representative range of Foundation Phase areas of learning, national curriculum subjects and other curriculum areas such as religious education and personal and social education at key stages 2 and 3.

In total, the client will require 200 lots of guidance materials as follows:

Literacy Strand

(English) Literacy Element Lots needed/one lot for each year group from Reception to Year 9

Oracy

Developing information and ideas 10

Presenting information and ideas 10

Reading for information

Locating, selecting and using information 10

Responding to what has been read 10

Writing for information

Organising ideas and information 10

Writing accurately 10

Total number of lots for literacy (English)

 

60

Literacy Strand

(Welsh) Literacy Element Lots needed/ one lot for each year group from Reception to Year 9

Oracy

Developing information and ideas 10

Presenting information and ideas 10

Reading for information

Locating, selecting and using information 10

Responding to what has been read 10

Writing for information

Organising ideas and information 10

Writing accurately 10

Total number of lots for literacy (Welsh)

 

60

NB: These are not direct translations of the Literacy (English) materials. The Client requires 60 unique lots of Welsh language pupil exemplar materials. These materials will need to be provided to us in the medium of Welsh.

Numeracy Element (English) Lots needed/ one lot for each year group from Reception to Year 9

Using numeracy skills 10

Measuring 10

Calculating 10

Interpreting and presenting findings 10

Total number of lots for numeracy

 

40

Numeracy Element (Welsh) Lots needed/ one lot for each year group from Reception to Year 9

Using numeracy skills 10

Measuring 10

Calculating 10

Interpreting and presenting findings 10

Total number of lots for numeracy

 

40

NB: These are not direct translations of the Numeracy (English) materials. The Client requires 40 unique lots of Welsh language pupil exemplar materials. These materials will need to be provided to us in the medium of Welsh.

4.4 Classroom practice guidance

Classroom practice guidance is intended to help teachers, practitioners and teaching assistants to further develop effective pedagogy in relation to the NLNF, for example by providing ideas and suggestions as to activities that could be undertaken in the classroom to help stimulate and develop relevant skills. These materials should cover both the primary and secondary phase and should span all curriculum areas. Where practicable, the guidance materials should relate to and build on existing Welsh Government guidance, for example the ‘Supporting learners higher-order literacy skills’.

http://wales.gov.uk/topics/educationandskills/schoolshome/curriculuminwales/higherorder/;jsessionid=yhg9PV2HCvtFJs2qSM71hpVB6yNL9N6hf9CLtTnjTZ14lZ1LLq3v!-862695484?lang=en

The guidance materials must be suitable for hosting online and be compatible with the Learning Wales website. Classroom practice materials are required in English medium only.

By w/c 8 July 2013, the Client will require the following products:

4.4.1 Guidance on the teaching of oracy skills for Foundation Phase practitioners and teachers of all subjects across the curriculum at key stages 2 and 3.

4.4.2 Guidance on the teaching of reading for information skills for Foundation Phase practitioners and teachers of all subjects across the curriculum at key stages 2 and 3.

4.4.3 Guidance on the teaching of writing for information skills for Foundation Phase practitioners and teachers of all subjects across the curriculum at key stages 2 and 3.

4.4.4 Guidance on the teaching of numeracy skills for Foundation Phase practitioners and teachers of all subjects across the curriculum at key stages 2 and 3.

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Place / site of work / delivery
At contractor’s location

Classification of contract (CPV codes)
80000000 – Education and training services.
80100000 – Primary education services.
80200000 – Secondary education services.

Contract Length
Period in month/s
14
SECTION III: AWARD CRITERIA
Contract will be awarded based on:

Most economically advantageous tender in terms of:1. 5. Contract Award Evaluation Criteria
2. The contract will be awarded to the most economically advantageous quote in terms of value for money on the basis of the following criteria, which are listed in order of importance including the weighting applicable to each criterion.
3.
4. Evaluation Criteria Weighting (%)
5. 1. A clear understanding of the requirements of the specification with full details of the methodology and detailed project plans for delivery of the requirement. 45
6. 2. Evidenced capability of the personnel who will be assigned to this project and how these skills will be used to fully deliver this requirement, including the capability to produce Welsh medium texts. 20
7. 3. Full cost for completing requirement as stipulated in the Price schedule. 20
8.
9. 4. Detailed evidence of approach to quality assurance and project management. Details of how this will be used in delivering this contract . Suppliers should evidence their approach in meeting the contractual timescales. 15
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SECTION IV: Administrative Information

Instructions to suppliers

6. Timetable of Events

The Client has produced a timetable of events that will ensure the evaluation is completed on schedule. Any variations to these milestones must be agreed, in advance, with the Client and confirmed in writing by the Contract Manager.

Required completion dates:

The anticipated project start is early June 2012. The successful tenderer must be able to hold an initial meeting with the Client within 2 weeks of notification of award.

The Client has produced a timetable of key milestones that will ensure that the project is completed on schedule. Any variations to the key milestones or payment stages must be agreed, in advance, with the Client and confirmed in writing by the Contract Manager.

Product 1; Curriculum Planning guidance

Key milestones Date

Planning meeting with DfES, finalise timetable and arrangements for project and future meetings with DfES officials w/b 18 June 2012

Trialling of materials with practitioners w/b 8 October 2012

Handover of draft text to DfES officials w/b 22 October 2012

Handover of final text to DfES officials w/b 19 November 2012

Product 2; Training materials for practitioners

Key milestones Date

Planning meeting with DfES, finalise timetable and arrangements for project and future meetings with DfES officials w/b 18 June 2012

Trialling of materials with practitioners w/b 8 October 2012

Handover of draft text to DfES officials w/b 22 October 2012

Handover of final text to DfES officials w/b 19 November 2012

Product 3; Assessment-related guidance

Key milestones Date

Planning meeting with DfES, finalise timetable and arrangements for project and future meetings with DfES officials w/b 18 June 2012

Trialling of materials with practitioners w/b 4 March 2012

Trialling report to DfES officials

w/b 1 April 2012

Handover of final of materials to DfES officials w/b 13 May 2013

Classroom practice guidance materials

Key milestones Date

Planning meeting with DfES, finalise timetable and arrangements for project and future meetings with DfES officials w/b 18 June 2012

Trialling of materials with practitioners w/b 15 April 2012

Trialling report to DfES officials

w/b 27 May 2013

Handover of final of materials to DfES officials w/b 8 July 2013

Reference Number
C-165/2011/2012
Deadline Date
27.04.2012
Deadline date refers to
Receipt of tenders
Does this contract relate to a Project / Programme funded by EU funds?
No
Community Benefits do not apply to this contract