The purpose of this Early Engagement Notice is to notify the market that the Department for Education (DfE) will be undertaking an online market engagement event on 25 September 2020 for providers and consortiums, including Multi Academy Trusts with excellent governance, interested in bidding for the procurement of trustee and governor recruitment services and induction support. The department's vision is to see robust and effective governance in every school and academy trust. As the first line of accountability, the department recognises that high quality, effective and ethical governance is key to success in our school system and for the future of children and young people. Schools and academies need governing boards that have a balance and diversity of knowledge, skills and experience to enable it to be effective. Governors and trustees have a huge opportunity to make a positive impact, and we need even more people to come forward to invest in their local community and help shape young people's futures. The department is therefore seeking providers to deliver governor and trustee recruitment and matching services, combined with support for volunteers and the recruiting board throughout the recruitment process and into the early stages of the volunteer's term (induction support). Contracts will run for an initial period of two years from April 2021 to March 2023 with provision to extend for two further single year periods There will be three lots to deliver: 1. A national service to recruit and match trustees to the boards of Single Academy Trusts (SATs) and to Trusts with multiple academies (MATs) 2. A national service to recruit governors to the boards of Local Authority maintained schools and academy Local Governing Bodies. 3. A national induction and support service providing high quality induction training and expert guidance for all governors and trustees recruited through lots 1 and 2.
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Published: 9 Sep 2020, Receipt by: 26 Sep 2020
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