Bradford Framework Agreement for Off-site Learning Provision

Bradford Council is setting up a framework for Key Stage 3/4 off-site learning provision. The framework can be used by any secondary school in the district and will be available from September 2014.

The framework will include all available courses and other learning available in the district and have an easy-to-use procedure for referring learners. The framework will be open to a wide range of off-site provision, which could include placements in FE colleges, vocational training or projects run by the voluntary or private sectors, online learning and reading support programmes. 

Any learner placed in off-site learning provision will remain on the roll of the school who would maintain responsibility for their education overall. Schools will not be compelled to utilise this framework and off framework purchases will still be made by schools if they so wish.

Bradford Council will produce a catalogue to give outline details of the providers and the off-site learning provision on offer.  Schools who select off-site provision for learners from this catalogue will purchase this directly from a provider.

Quality Assurance

As part of the tender process, Bradford Council will undertake a robust and thorough Quality Assurance check for all providers on the framework.

The Quality Assurance process includes the following aspects:

  • Procedures for monitoring learner attendance
  • Behaviour and anti-bullying policies
  • Arrangements for learner induction and support
  • Involving learners in decision-making and reporting on learner progress
  • Arrangements for the safeguarding and welfare of learners
  • Staff recruitment checks and reporting concerns
  • Health and safety in providers premises
  • Suitability and security of providers premises

Providers on the framework will be regularly assessed on their performance by the Council and Bradford District PRU.

Should you require any further information about the framework, please contact:  Elisa Atkinson by email or call her on 07582 101288.


Published: 10/07/2014
Audience: All secondary schools
Contact: Elisa Atkinson

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