The Division for Training is trying to spend almost £4m on “free in-class and catch-up curriculum” sources to assist lecturers.
In accordance with a doc printed on Monday, “diagnostic exams” to assist lecturers in figuring out gaps in studying might also be supplied.
It comes as the federal government’s new ‘schooling restoration’ commissioner Sir Kevan Collins stated Covid improvements similar to digital lessons can be utilized to increase the varsity day and drive the catch-up problem.
The DfE has issued a previous data discover “in search of a service supplier to create and host a variety of free in-class and catch-up curriculum sources to assist lecturers with their in-class lesson supply and catch-up exercise”.
It says the £3.9m estimate contract worth can be based mostly on a possible time period of 15 months – three months implementation, adopted by a one yr supply interval.
It provides the contract begin date may very well be from June 14 this yr, making a September launch believable.
The DfE anticipates that the vary of providers the supplier could also be requested to offer can be the creation and upkeep of assorted in-class and catch-up sources “in varied codecs”.
The division stated the vary of topics coated is “being decided” and will likely be absolutely set out within the specification if it publishes an invite to tender.
The PIN provides that sources may very well be hosted for a “particular time interval” on a publicly accessible platform, and the supplier may assist lecturers to make use of the service.
The providers may additionally embrace “core ideas for lecturers to know the important thing information and abilities wanted by pupils to construct understanding, make connections and progress inside a topic space”.
On the diagnostic exams, they’d assist lecturers establish gaps in studying to allow them to “assign a bundle of sources to assist pupils resolve gaps in information and handle misconceptions”.
“We envisage that the diagnostic exams will likely be downloadable by lecturers and accomplished between instructor and pupil.”
These concepts are neither an “exhaustive or closing requirement”, the PIN reads, and is topic to growth earlier than the potential contract discover is printed.
The DfE is inviting suppliers to an engagement assembly throughout half time period.
The PIN says the estimated date of publication of contract discover can be March – the date the federal government is aiming to reopen faculties to extra pupils.