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Clean Air Cops : 29 Jan 2020 13:30 - 15:30
16 Dec
Clean Air Cops : FREE training sessions on the Importance of Having Clean Air and What Schools Can Do to Help. 29 Jan 2020 13:30 - 15:30 West Midlands Fire Service HQ, 99 Vauxhall Road,Birmingham, B7 4HW Audience Available to teaching staff, governors, parent network groups and community champions. This could also benefit those schools that are undertaking the Unicef Rights Respecting School Award. Outline Transport is responsible for around 80% of pollutants such as nitrogen oxides and the school gate is a location where we are particularly exposed to this. Description Our primary school training package supports school staff to teach the importance of having clean air, how it affects our health and what the school can do to help make the air cleaner. Outcomes School staff will understand the importance of having clean air, how it affects our health and what the school can do to help make the air cleaner. Our training packages include: 2 hour CPD teacher training Practical toolkit to take away Supply of educational books for pupils for one year group to complete following the lesson that can be given as homework. Booking Information Book your place here : http://www.birminghameducationsupportservices.co.uk/Event/93684
Book your Spring term training
13 Dec
JANUARY 2020 Fire Marshal Training - 07 Jan Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (Requalification – 2Day) - 08 & 09 Jan Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work – (3 Day) 10, 15 &16 Jan Training for Primary school staff on Harmful Sexual Behaviour - 13 Jan Food Safety Online- Level 2 - 13 Jan Training for Secondary school staff on Harmful Sexual Behaviour -13 Jan HR Portal Form Raiser Training - 14 Jan (MIDAS) Minibus Driving (Refresher) - 14 Jan Dangers of the DAESH Inspired Extremism - 14 Jan Asbestos Management Plan (AMP) Training -15 Jan Birmingham UNICEF RRSA Achieving Bronze - 15 Jan Fire Marshal Training - 15 Jan School Aged Violence Education - 15 Jan Customer Care for General Assistants - 20 Jan Training for Secondary school staff on Harmful Sexual Behaviour - 21 Jan Equipping Duty Holders in Schools to Manage Risks Better - 22 Jan Educational Visits Co-ordinator Training - 22 Jan FAST-track to Attendance & Case Study Workshop - 22 Jan (MIDAS)Minibus Driving (FULL) - 23 Jan Educational Visits Co-ordinator Training - Revalidation -24 Jan Induction Training for New School Governors -25 Jan FREE - Clean Air Cops - 29 Jan Analyse School Performance - 29 Jan Workshop to Raise Awareness of Prevent (WRAP) -30 Jan Safeguarding Briefings and Workshops - Northfield (Spring Term 2020) - 31 Jan FEBRUARY 2020 Safeguarding Briefings and Workshops - Erdington (Spring Term 2020) - 03 Feb Safeguarding Briefings and Workshops - Hodge Hill (Spring Term 2020) - 04 Feb Risk Assessment Training - 04 Feb Fire Marshal Training - 04 Feb Allergen Awareness Training - 4 Feb Safeguarding Briefings and Workshops - Perry Barr (Spring Term 2020) - 05 Feb Safeguarding Briefings and Workshops - Special Schools (Spring Term 2020) - 06 Feb School Site Safety (2 Day) - 6th & 7th Feb Safeguarding Role of the Governing Board - 06 Feb Safeguarding Briefings and Workshops - Sutton Coldfield (Spring Term 2020) - 10 Feb Food Safety Online- Level 2 - 10 Feb Safeguarding Briefings and Workshops - Selly Oak (Spring Term 2020) - 11 Feb (MIDAS) Minibus Driving (Refresher) - 11 Feb FREE - Road Stars - 11 Feb Health and Safety Refresher for General Assistants - 11 Feb Safeguarding Briefings and Workshops - Hall Green (Spring Term 2020) -12 Feb Asbestos Management Plan (AMP) Training - 12 Feb (MIDAS)Minibus Driving (FULL) - 12 Feb Dangers of drugs and substance abuse in young people - 12 Feb Fire Marshal Training - 12 Feb School Aged Violence Education - 12 Feb Complaints Management for governors and clerks - 12 Feb Safeguarding Briefings and Workshops - Yardley (Spring Term 2020) - 13 Feb Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid - 13 Feb OFSTED - Creating a Culture of Safeguarding - Prevent in Education + QA - 13 Feb Health and Safety for Catering Supervisors - 17 Feb Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work(3 Day) - 17, 18 & 20 Feb Health and Safety for Catering Supervisors - 18 Feb Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (Requalification - 2 Day) - 18 & 20 Feb Menus Development, Food Standards and Supplier Engagement - 20 Feb COSHH/ Manual Handling Refresher Training -21 Feb Duty Holder Training - 25 Feb Dangers of XFR Extremism - 25 Feb Induction Training for New School Governors - 29 Feb MARCH 2020 Dangers of XFR Extremism - 02 Mar Educational Visits Co-ordinator Training - 03 Mar Preparing your Governing Board for Ofsted - 03 Mar Birmingham UNICEF RRSA, Achieving Gold - 04 Mar Duty Holder Training - 09 Mar Food Safety Online- Level 2 - 09 Mar Managing Financial Resources for School Governors - 10Mar Birmingham UNICEF RRSA Achieving Silver - 11 Mar (MIDAS) Minibus Driving (Refresher) - 12 Mar Educational Visits Co-ordinator Revalidation Training - 17 Mar Termly Briefing for Clerks to Governing Boards - 17 Mar Asbestos Management Plan (AMP) Training - 18 Mar Termly Briefing for Chairs of Governing Boards - 19 Mar (MIDAS)Minibus Driving (FULL) - 24 Mar Role of the SEND School Governor - 24 Mar Induction Training for New School Governors - 28 Mar Safeguarding Conference - AM (Spring Term 2020) - 31 Mar Safeguarding Conference - PM (Spring Term 2020) - 31 Mar Birmingham UNICEF RRSA, 101 Ways to Implement RRSA - 01 Apr (MIDAS) Minibus Driving (Refresher) - 02 Apr COSHH/ Manual Handling Refresher Training - 07 Apr Food Safety Online- Level 2 - 08 Apr Menus Development, Food Standards and Supplier Engagement - 09 Apr Health and Safety for Catering Supervisors - 14 Apr Recruitment and Selection for Cityserve - 17 Apr Secure you place here: www.birminghameducationsupportservices.co.uk/Training
Estimated meter readings
11 Dec
Estimated meter readings To minimise the need for estimations and to ensure correct billing, please submit your meter reads regularly. When should I send my meter reads? Meter reads can be submitted at any time, but for accurate billing please submit: Electricity meter reads: between 20th and 28th of each month Gas meter reads: from 25th to the last day of each month How do I give you my meter reads? 1 - The easiest way to submit meter reads is online by clicking here. 2 - You can also do this by calling our Customer Care Team on 0333 003 7874, selecting option 3, then option 1 for gas / option 2 for electricity. 3 - Alternatively, email your meter reads to GP.redhill.WME.BirminghamCity@totalgp.com along with your MPAN/MPR and account number. If you have any queries regarding your readings or billing please call the Customer Services Team on 01737 275693 (Gas) or 01737 275630 (Power). Useful links: PORTAL : https://services.totalgp.com/cas-web/login?service=https%3A%2F%2Fservices.totalgp.com%2Fc%2Fportal%2Flogin FAQS: https://services.totalgp.com/web/tgp/faq/ Tips – High Consumption during school holidays? Causes * The heating is left running during the school holidays and weekends. Weekend and holiday use should be close to zero, with only a small amount of gas used to prevent the water pipes from freezing in really cold weather. * Your thermostats are turned up too high. A 1C decrease in temperature on the thermostat leads to about a 10% decrease in gas consumption. * Your heating comes on too early in the morning. It is normally adequate for your heating to come on between 5.30 to 6.30am. * Your hot water system is left running all year round. What could you do? * Reduce your heating and hot water during the school holidays to as low as 5C * Turn down the thermostat by 1C or more. * Set the boiler to come on later in the morning.
URGENT: WATERPLUS
04 Dec
Waterplus - Notice for centrally paid sites Due to ongoing issues with Waterplus consolidated billing, Birmingham City Council have requested all sites to be unconsolidated and billed directly. Letters have been issued by Waterplus advising schools that a new account has been set up from 3rd November 2019. All invoices will now be sent directly to schools for payment. Water Meter Readings Please ensure that you take a reading from your water meter(s) as Waterplus will otherwise estimate your water usage. Water meter readings should be sent directly to Water Plus: 0345 072 6072 | service@water-plus.co.uk Can you move suppliers for water? BCC does not have a contract for water and therefore you are able to move water suppliers. In order to ensure compliance with procurement regulations we would suggest looking into the below framework available from Crown Commercial Services: www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/agreements/rm3790
Bulk buy discount on rock salt for schools
03 Dec
Winter has truly arrived - be prepared! Our contracted supplier, Nobisco Ltd, is offering a special bulk buy discount for Birmingham schools. White de-icing rock salt The 25KG bags for easy distribution & storage Salt leaves little or no residue Offer ends - 22nd March 2020, Contact Nobisco to place your order: 0121 328 3889 | sales@nobisco.co.uk www.nobisco.co.uk To view the full list of all contracted suppliers, visit Birmingham Education Support Services website here.
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Training & Events

20
20 Jan
Customer Care for General Assistants
Understanding who are your customers. Communication – self-awareness and confidence, politeness, acknowledging needs, positive phrases, body language, communication over the phone. Dealing With Complaints – asking questions, admitting to mistakes, being empathetic, complaints over the phone, e-mail complaints, handling abuse, personal safety, what to do next. Evaluating Customer Service – impact of social media, Birmingham City Councils Code of Conduct.
21
21 Jan
Training for Secondary school staff on Harmful Sexual Behaviour
Training for Secondary school staff supporting children and young people living in Birmingham. This training is delivered by the Harmful Sexual Behaviour Team.
21
21 Jan
Training for Primary school staff on Harmful Sexual Behaviour
Training for Primary school staff supporting children and young people living in Birmingham. This training is delivered by the Harmful Sexual Behaviour Team.
22
22 Jan
Duty Holder Training
As duty holders you have building and compliance related responsibilities. This includes management of asbestos, legionella, contractors, keeping an up to date Property Logbook, completing statutory testing of equipment and plant, and following the landlord approval process. In order to support Local Authority Schools and raise awareness about such responsibilities we have been delivering a series of Duty Holder Training sessions. The training is also beneficial and available to academies. The Duty Holder training covers health and safety legislation, management of asbestos, legionella and contractors. The one day training session will also include information about statutory testing of equipment and plant, property logbook and the Council (landlord) approval process. The training session will be led by an experienced Local Authority Safety Officer and be held at 1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham B4 7DJ. Registration begins at 8.45 for a prompt start at 9.15. Sandwiches will be provided for lunch and the session is scheduled to finish at 16.00. PLEASE NOTE THAT SUBSCRIBERS TO OUR TRADED SERVICES OPTION 2 ARE ENTITLED TO SEND ONE FREE DELEGATE PER SUBSCRIPTION YEAR TO ATTEND THIS COURSE (the free course place will automatically show when making a booking).
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22 Jan
Educational Visits Co-ordinator Training - EVC - 22nd January 2020 - Full Day Course
The course aims and objectives cover the following areas: Support your establishment to run more high quality visits.. Ensure that your establishment meets your employer's requirements and OEAP National Guidance for visit managment. Share experience and good practice. Identify action points to follow up when you return to your establishment. To achieve these airms and objectives, throughout the course, you will examine the following areas in detail: Core areas. Roles. Benefits of educational visits. Legal expectations. Planning , leading and evaluating visits. Risk benefit assessment.