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Title: Exploring links between policy aspirations & devel'pmt of bureaucratic systems in Scottish Education
Reference No: JUN178567
OCID: ocds-r6ebe6-0000300047
Published by: Education Scotland
Publication Date: 16/06/2014
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: Contract Award Notice or Call Off from Framework
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: Managing bureaucracy and keeping the accountability and learning agendas aligned are challenges that Scottish Education has found difficult over time. Indeed, these are issues that many international education systems have also struggled to address. Within the context of Building the Curriculum 5: a framework for assessment - one of the key supporting documents of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) which provides an outline of approaches to assessment - the nature of information demands has evolved, most notably around the areas of monitoring and tracking, assessing progress and achievement and reporting to parents. This, in turn, has had implications for the information gathered by education authorities which may be reported to elected members. A misunderstanding of these requirements has, on occasion, led to the development of overly bureaucratic and burdensome administrative systems for the recording of learner data, thereby distracting practitioners from the main focus of learning and teaching.
Consequently, managing bureaucracy within the context of CfE has become the focus of a ministerial working group charged with the task of agreeing and communicating a set of clear messages around reducing excessive bureaucracy. These messages underpin one of the guiding principles of CfE - to allow teachers to plan and deliver high quality learning and teaching. Under Curriculum for Excellence, systems and processes should support learning, rather than hinder it.
As a result, it is thought that bureaucracy is an area that would benefit further from investigation through an independent research project which assesses fully the extent of the disparity between policy aspiration and practice at the present time.

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1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Education Scotland

Procurement, Denholm House, Almondvale Business Park,

Livingston

EH54 6GA

UK

Sandra Wilson

+44 1412825000


http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Exploring links between policy aspirations & devel'pmt of bureaucratic systems in Scottish Education

2.2

Description of the contract

Managing bureaucracy and keeping the accountability and learning agendas aligned are challenges that Scottish Education has found difficult over time. Indeed, these are issues that many international education systems have also struggled to address. Within the context of Building the Curriculum 5: a framework for assessment - one of the key supporting documents of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) which provides an outline of approaches to assessment - the nature of information demands has evolved, most notably around the areas of monitoring and tracking, assessing progress and achievement and reporting to parents. This, in turn, has had implications for the information gathered by education authorities which may be reported to elected members. A misunderstanding of these requirements has, on occasion, led to the development of overly bureaucratic and burdensome administrative systems for the recording of learner data, thereby distracting practitioners from the main focus of learning and teaching.

Consequently, managing bureaucracy within the context of CfE has become the focus of a ministerial working group charged with the task of agreeing and communicating a set of clear messages around reducing excessive bureaucracy. These messages underpin one of the guiding principles of CfE - to allow teachers to plan and deliver high quality learning and teaching. Under Curriculum for Excellence, systems and processes should support learning, rather than hinder it.

As a result, it is thought that bureaucracy is an area that would benefit further from investigation through an independent research project which assesses fully the extent of the disparity between policy aspiration and practice at the present time.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

159999 other Consultancy
179999 other Education
100 All Scotland
120 Highlands and Islands
130 Aberdeen & North-East
140 Tayside, Central & Fife
150 Glasgow & Strathclyde
160 Edinburgh & Lothians
170 Scotland South

2.4

Estimated Total Value

33325 GBP

3 Procedure

3.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage - Any candidate may submit a tender.

4 Award of Contract

4.1

Successful Bidders

4.1.1

Name and Address of successful supplier, contractor or service provider





Blake Stevenson Ltd

54 Manor Place,

Edinburgh

EH3 7EH

UK




www.blakestevenson.co.uk

5 Other Information

5.1

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

T-14-011

5.2

Date of Contract Award

 29-04-2014

5.3

Number of tenders received

2

5.4

Other Information

(SC Ref:308832)

5.5

Additional Documentation

N/a

5.6

Publication date of this notice:

 16-06-2014

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Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
159999other ConsultancyConsultancy
179999other EducationEducation

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
130Aberdeen & North-East
100All Scotland
160Edinburgh & Lothians
150Glasgow & Strathclyde
120Highlands and Islands
170Scotland South
140Tayside, Central & Fife

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