Oak Nationwide Academy is inviting organisations to bid for a share of £7 million to create free curriculum supplies for eight extra topics.
The federal government quango is launching its second procurement spherical immediately. Winners of the primary £8.2 million spherical, masking six topics, had been introduced in March. The brand new sources are set to be rolled out this autumn.
Oak is now searching for suppliers in trendy overseas languages (masking French, Spanish and German), computing, spiritual schooling, RSHE, bodily schooling, citizenship, artwork and design and at last, design and expertise.
All of them cowl major and secondary, except citizenship which is secondary solely. Assets needs to be accessible from autumn 2024.
Oak has additionally appointed seven topic results in oversee the work with the brand new companions (see full listing beneath).
The RSHE sources will observe the federal government’s new steerage, anticipated this 12 months after a evaluate was launched, Oak confirmed.
Curriculum companions will as soon as once more be looked for major music and secondary geography, after no provider met the standard requirements in Oak’s first procurement spherical.
The controversial quango, initially arrange throughout the pandemic, is going through a authorized problem from schooling expertise corporations and publishers.
It additionally just lately u-turned on its pledge to geo-restrict classes so they’d solely be accessible within the UK. The brand new sources might be shared on an open authorities licence, permitting any faculty or organisation to make use of and adapt them, Oak added.
Market engagement webinars for the second spherical will happen subsequent month, forward of a proper procurement within the autumn. Oak may also be searching for professional group members later this 12 months.
Matt Hood, Oak’s interim chief govt, stated they’re “eager to encourage organisation with experience from throughout the sector to get entangled” within the subsequent spherical.
“We hope our improved supply in these topics will act as an adaptable start line for curriculum and lesson planning, serving to cut back workload pressures throughout our faculties.”
Topic specialists for spherical two topics
Artwork and design: Emily Gopaul, artwork trainer and writer of Instructing Major Artwork and Design
RSHE and citizenship: Geoff Wells, assistant headteacher at Mossley Hollins Excessive College in Better Manchester
Computing: Stuart Davison, belief lead practitioner of computing at Midland Academies Belief
MFL: Alice Harrison, languages trainer and chair of The Nationwide Affiliation of Language Advisers
PE: Hannah Packer, affiliate assistant principal and head of PE at Fallibroome Academy in Macclesfield
RE: Adam Robertson, former major trainer and present adviser for college consultants RE At present
Design and expertise: Sam Sales space, curriculum chief for design, expertise and engineering at Bradfield Secondary College