The vision of inspire is, over the course of time, to touch everybody in Wolverhampton, making a difference to the lives of everyone and helping create a city where people can thrive.
While the primary aim of inspire is to transform education in Wolverhampton, it will have a much wider impact on the city through the creation of jobs and training opportunities. Furthermore, inspire will build new and exciting community facilities and provide a future where the people of Wolverhampton have the capability to create, not waiting for others to create for them.
To deliver this ambitious vision, Wolverhampton City Council has chosen a private sector partner to work with through a Local Educational Partnership (LEP).
The name of the newly formed LEP is inspire. The majority shareholder in the LEP is private sector partner inspiredspaces, a consortium led by Wolverhampton-based Carillion. Wolverhampton City Council has a minority stake in the LEP along with Building Schools for the Future Investments LLP (BSFI).
Specifically inspire will:
- Work with Wolverhampton City Council and other local stakeholders to refine and develop its strategic investment plans for secondary education for the area
- Act as the single point of contact for the procurement and delivery of all the services likely to be required to deliver the BSF investment programme including design, construction, project management, maintenance to ICT services
- Integrate and manage a diverse range of supply chain sub-contractors such as building contractors, facilities management services and ICT providers
- Enable delivery of projects through a mix of procurement routes (i.e. private finance initiative and conventionally funded)
These are exciting times for education in Wolverhampton. Our school rebuilding programme will transform teaching environments throughout the city.