The purpose of this Prior Information Notice (PIN) is to engage with the market with a view to shape the procurement of support for the Women Leading in Education (WLE) Coaching Pledge activity. This is in preparation to commence procurement in late 2018.
The Department for Education (DfE) recognises the importance of a diverse teaching workforce and so the DfE is committed to addressing the issue of underrepresentation in the teaching workforce. The aim of the Coaching Pledge, launched in March 2016, is to support the progression of women teachers into leadership.
We would like to test the level of interest from potential suppliers in delivering one or both of the following delivery service requirements. The first requirement would involve the supplier providing a service linked to market and promotion of the Coaching Pledge. Coaches (male and female leaders from all backgrounds) volunteer to complete an on-line profile with details hosted on a central data-base/directory.
The second would involve a supplier additionally delivering the management of the on-line database, which is currently hosted/managed by the Teaching Schools Council (TSC).