Invitation to Tender – Suas Educational Development

Suas Educational Development is an international NGO focused on education. Our vision is a world in which all children and young people have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Our mission is to transform the lives of children and young people through education. We currently run programmes in Ireland, India, Zambia and Kenya.

In Ireland Suas work exclusively with designated disadvantaged (DEIS) schools targeting our support towards children aged 8-14 years, who are struggling with basic literacy and are starting to fall behind their peers and lose confidence as learners. One in ten children in Irish schools has serious difficulty with reading or writing but in some DEIS schools this is as high as one in three students.

We target our interventions in the most disadvantaged (urban band 1 DEIS) schools in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford. Over 2015/16 we worked with over 740 children through 67 projects delivered in 37 DEIS schools.

We deliver evidence-based literacy support interventions and recruit and train volunteer mentors (from local corporates, third level colleges and the local community) to deliver one to one interventions with rigorous monitoring and evaluation.

We are in the process of developing a new numeracy intervention, in response to the demand from partner DEIS schools to help students struggling with basic numeracy concepts, using a mentoring model similar to our literacy support programme.

We have piloted a number of numeracy projects in the current term and now wish to commission an assignment to develop a series of numeracy worksheets from the selected workbook.

We are keen to recruit an experienced educator to support the next stage of development of the numeracy pilot.

We are anticipating an assignment of 15 – 20 days over January – March 2017 with the purpose of:

Reviewing the intervention design and proposing any relevant modifications.
Converting the selected Workbook to more child friendly worksheets.
Identifying supplementary play materials to support the learning objectives of the worksheets.
Testing the materials and revising in line with feedback.
Preparing a set of tested worksheets for use in the numeracy programme along with suitable play materials.
Advising on a monitoring and evaluation approach for use with the worksheets and play materials.
Advising on training implications for mentors of the materials developed and selected.

Please see the accompanying document for more detail on this assignment. This invitation to tender is also available on the Suas website here.

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