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Local special school beats national competition to win council contract
26 February 2016
Herefordshire Council is delighted to announce that Brookfield School in Hereford has been awarded a contract to run a number of council services, including the county’s pupil referral service.
The school was successful in bidding against a number of national education service providers through a fully EU regulated tendering process. The contract will run for three years from January 2016, with an option for the council to extend it for a further two years, and is worth approximately £7.5m over five years.
Brookfield School will manage the delivery of the council’s pupil referral service, which consists of two centres and 80 places for Key Stage 3 and 4 students with a range of emotional and behavioural difficulties or if they’ve disengaged from education. It will also be responsible for the hospital and home tuition team, which offers education to children with health conditions which prevent them from attending their normal school, along with the behaviour outreach team, which deals with over 200 case referrals each year.
Councillor Jonathan Lester, Cabinet member for young people and children’s wellbeing, said: “I am really pleased that a Herefordshire school has been successful in winning a contract which improves the lives of children. Under the leadership of Dame Oremi Evans, who has extensive experience in behavioural difficulties, Brookfield School will be able to deliver a local based service, which will advance the educational outcomes and lives of some of our most vulnerable young people across the county.”
Dennis Longmore, chair of Brookfield’s Academy Trust, said: "The fact that this contract has been won against national competition, clearly demonstrates the excellent quality of work at Brookfield School and the outstanding leadership of its headteacher, Dame Oremi Evans. The Brookfield Academy Trust is proud to be involved in overseeing this area of work across the county.”
Taken from Herefordshire Council Newsroom
The Brookfield School, part of Hereford Integrated Behaviour Outreach Service, became an Academy on 1st October 2014.
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