Public Sector Network Tender Alert


PGCE Masters Credits Programme Essex Teacher Training (PGCE for ITT / Masters accredited CPD opportunities for NQT and RQT)

Essex Teacher Training is a large provider of Initial Teacher Training in the Eastern Region. We train around 150 trainees a year in partnership with schools across Essex and its adjoining counties. Working with teaching school alliances, multi-academy trusts and individual schools we offer high quality school-based training routes in primary, secondary and special schools. SCITT and School Direct programmes are offered both full time and part-time alongside the Post Graduate Teacher Apprenticeship and the Assessment Only route to QTS.Essex Teacher Training (ETT) is seeking to commission a HE partner to deliver and quality assure a Post Graduate programme to include a PGCE during the ITT training year, with additional Level 7 credits available and a clear progression route during the NQT and RQT years, to complete a full Masters in Education. Essex Teacher Training would particularly welcome proposals that offer partnership working including accreditation / joint delivery of CPD modules and integration into our existing development plans.Essex Teacher Training will be responsible for the following:Training to support the award of QTS Organisation of trainees into cohorts Scheduling the programme and booking of training venues in various locations across the countyQuality Assurance of SCITT and School direct partners with respect to the award of QTSPromoting NQT and RQT development opportunities through our CPD portalProspective bidders would be strongly advised to consider the scalability of the programme, should the buy in from trainees be particularly high, and the viability of small numbers. The consideration of a combined primary and secondary training programme / route and blended learning solutions may be worthwhile.Essex Teacher Training requires an arrangement that will enable trainees to achieve a minimum of 60 credits at Level 7 and / or a PGCE for each academic year from September 2021, with the opportunity to complete a full Masters Degree during the early stage of their teaching career. Precise details will depend on individual University recommendations, but it is our expectation that they would include a focus on pedagogy, action research and preparation for further study along with an RPL elementWe would expect trainees to have a blend of face to face and online training to support the completion of the Level 7 credits. In addition we would expect, training for ETT tutors and mentors to enable them to support the trainee with the writing of PGCE related assignments.We would expect our HE partner to work closely with us and our Teaching School partners to develop a programme which offers the opportunity for our trainees, NQTs and qualified teachers to be part of a wider research and development network, which will have a positive impact on the progress of pupils in Essex schools.The tender will be run via ECC's e-sourcing platform,


Andrew Beaver

Contract value: 500000

Published: 5 May 2021, Receipt by: 26 Mar 2021