Education Development Officer sought for Bramcote Old Tower Community Project
Bramcote Old Church Tower Community Project
The Bramcote Old Church Tower community project is a NLHF project which began in October 2017 and will be completed by December 2021. The project has enabled urgent restoration work on the historic church tower, built a fantastic pod providing for increased facilities and undertaken lots of events and activities on and off site. We now wish to focus on engaging schools to take part in new educational activities either on or off site.
Therefore, Bramcote Old Church Tower Trust is seeking to appoint a freelance Education Consultant, with the relevant experience and skills required to ensure that the formal educational offer at Bramcote Old Church Tower is developed and delivered in line with the agreed topics of the National Lottery Heritage Fund project as well as the requirements of the educational establishments. This will include an onsite and outreach provision but will also need to reflect the current Pandemic situation and how schools can currently access external offers.
The contract is expected to start in February 2021 be completed by October 2021.
The budget for the freelancer’s time is a maximum of £4,000 (plus VAT, if appropriate) over this period. We have a separate budget for educational resources and marketing documents.
The brief for the Education Development Officer
The freelancer will be required to:
- Undertake the development and delivery of the formal education programme for key stage 1 and 2 students. This must be carried out in consultation with the local primary schools and reflect their current use of external educational offers in light of the Pandemic. Therefore, we are looking for creative ways to deliver a programme of activities over the 9 month period as well as creating long term sustainable options for the Trust to deliver post project. We would also like to consider how to deliver onsite self- led or led sessions, or outreach sessions which can be delivered in the classroom, other venues or digitally.
- Provide training for the education volunteers to deliver the sessions post project.
- The separate budget for resources includes:
- Education Pack for deliverers which will include ‘scripts’, lesson plans, resource list etc.
- Teacher’s Pack – identifying the curriculum links of the programme
- Resources to deliver the programme
- Marketing Documents (to work with Contractors and a voluntary marketing team on this)
- Working with a company to develop a virtual tour of the site which is suitable for children
The current ideas which have been outlined in the National Lottery Heritage Fund Application are:
- A plan of the site with features to find and label (two versions for KS1 and KS2)
- A plant identification sheet
- A bug identification sheet
- OPAL survey information – about the biodiversity of the site.
- Graveyard survey information
- Resources about the people who are buried on the site
- Habitat surveys: tying in with National Curriculum links clearly identified in the OPAL survey and education packs
- Art in the wild – encouraging pupils to draw inspiration from the world around them to create works of art, exploring colour and textures.
- Heritage Art – Looking at shapes in the Tower to make sketches to use back in the classroom
- Who lies there – Looking at local history – what can the grave yard tell us about the people of Bramcote – from the oldest to the youngest person recorded on the stones to how to find out more about those buried from original documents prepared by project volunteers
- Bramcote on the Map – identifying compass points from the Tower – was the church aligned east west as on a modern compass? Looking for clues using Lichens, plotting a route from the school to the church, drawing a plan of the site to scale.
The Education Development Officer will liaise with the Community Heritage Officer and the relevant Trustees to ensure the education programme is delivered on time and within budget.
– To take the lead role in extending, administering and delivering our schools learning program,
particularly at KS1 and KS2.
- To work closely with the local schools (both children and teachers) to devise this programme to ensure that the activities are suitable for their requirements.
– To develop new exciting learning projects using existing and new materials based on the topics addressed in the National Lottery Heritage Fund Application. – To organise and drive marketing activities to schools e.g. through leaflets, mail shots, social media and the website.
- To ensure that these activities are sustainable and adaptable for the Trust’s future, therefore toolkits and the required resources are produced/purchased, and they are easy and cost -effective to reproduce, replace and replicate
- – With this in mind there is also a need to train new and existing volunteers to help deliver the Learning Programme.
– Experience in delivering high quality, imaginative and dynamic learning sessions in schools, museums or similar educational establishments.
– A proven aptitude for engaging with young people.
– Self-motivated with the enthusiasm to take the lead.
– Can work, creatively and constructively within a voluntary team while understanding the management, motivation and sensitivities of a volunteer force.
To tender please submit a response to the brief, providing the following:
- How you would deliver the Brief, including a methodology and then a breakdown of delivery with associated costs
- methodology and then a breakdown of delivery with associated costs detailed CV
- details of your expertise and experience relevant to this project
- the extent of any professional insurance or indemnity cover
- at least two referees
For any queries and questions please contact: Ruth Buttery, Community Heritage Officer.
Email: email@example.com or mobile: 07896873783
Tenders should be sent to: Ruth Buttery, Heritage and Community Officer
Closing Date: 22nd January 2021
We will aim to have virtual/in person interviews in January 2021. Contracts to start towards the end of January 2021/early February 2021.
Successful tenderers will be selected based on:
- Relevant skills and experience
- Understanding of the brief
- Quality of method statement and approach
- Price (see above)
Thank you for your interest, we look forward to receiving your tender