Published date: 24 May 2019

Last edited date: 24 May 2019

Closed early engagement

Closing date: 5 April 2019

Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

Any region

Procurement reference


Published date

24 May 2019

Closing date

5 April 2019

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***New on 24th May 2019 - Today, we have launched the Teaching School Hubs test and learn phase. Please review open opportunities or see 'Links' for a hyperlink to the advert***

***New on 9th April - Thank you to those of you who attended the early engagement events and for sharing feedback on our proposals. We are reviewing this feedback and further information will be published on Contracts Finder in due course.***

Teaching Schools have been a successful initiative, which DfE has sponsored since 2011. The Department recognises that larger collaborations of Teaching School Alliances and MATs have developed to cover wider areas than a traditional alliance. The Department is considering piloting a new approach to grant-aid high-performing schools in a limited number of areas to provide improvement services to a wider range of local schools in effective school-to-school support, for those at risk of failure, and showcasing and spreading best practice, as trailed in the recruitment and retention of teachers (see link to Teacher Recruitment and Retention Strategy).

In addition to delivering its own provision, it will be expected to broker or signpost schools to additional sources of expert support, recognised by DfE, within and outside its area.

We anticipate that the pilot will run in up to 7 areas of the country, covering 6 RSC regions.

More information


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The Department for Education would like to invite providers to attend an early engagement event / market warming event on 6 or 7 March (exact times to be confirmed). The events will be via Skype, dial in details will be provided nearer the time.

In order to attend any of the events, you will need to register - see Early Market Engagement Events link.

Please note spaces are limited (250 per session) and due to this only 1 attendee per school can register. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

About the buyer


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