Opportunities to Improve Attainment and Engage Vulnerable Children and Young People in Education

A Tender Notice

Contracts Finder
Contract (Services)
2 year
11 May 2022
01 Sep 2023 to 31 Aug 2025
31 Aug 2023 12:00



Geochart for 1 buyers and 0 suppliers


Staffordshire County Council would like to hear from service providers who are interested and capable of delivering excellent, high quality and outcome focused education services to support and raise attainment, attendance, aspiration and engagement of vulnerable children and young people of statutory school age in education and for young people up to the age of 25 who have an Education, Health and Care Plan. To also work towards successful transition to education, employment or training post-16 at the end of Key Stage 4. The objectives of the services are to provide a flexible response to either compliment, or provide an alternative to the teaching and learning available within mainstream and specialist provision or for children not engaged in education The successful providers will be expected to: • Work effectively with pupils to engage them in education and reduce gaps in attainment and progress • Work in partnership and maintain strong links with other education providers and carers to provide individualised, holistic support for the child • When working with children in care be able to demonstrate an understanding of attachment and trauma issues in education • Support independent learning skills • Provide experienced and highly skilled practitioners who can demonstrate skills and expertise in working with vulnerable pupils • Report on progress with evidence of work completed and regular reviews which are fed back to the commissioner including the planning and evaluation of sessions delivered • Contribute towards the evidence gathering for graduated response under the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) pathway • To include wherever possible, access to externally accredited examinations for young people • To engage pupils newly arrived from overseas education. Staffordshire County Council Virtual School for Looked After Children, SEND and Alternative Provision Commissioners are looking to create a Dynamic Purchasing System of providers in Staffordshire but with the ability to extend regionally in the future. This list of education provision will be primarily for the authority's own use but will offer local schools the opportunity to purchase programmes that can be run within their school or may with negotiation support Staffordshire Looked After Children educated outside of Staffordshire Local Authority boundaries. This framework will give the assurance that providers have met a stated set of standards and so will give a basic mark of quality assurance.

CPV Codes

  • 80000000 - Education and training services
  • 85000000 - Health and social work services


  • Contract is suitable for SMEs.
  • Contract is suitable for VCOs.

Other Information

The tender opportunity will be undertaken through the Authority's e-tendering system Proactis https://supplierlive.proactisp2p.com. Suppliers should register onto the system by completing their details first, then registering their interest to this specific tender opportunity. N.B. Please be aware the date input in the 'Contract Start Date' has been revised to enable the opportunity to remain open on Contracts Finder. However, the 'Contract End Date' input is correct and is a true reflection of the contract end date.