• Brasshouse Translation & Interpreting Services (BTIS) awarded The Institute of Translation & Interpreting’s (ITI) Corporate Member of the Year 2018.

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  • New S&GS Service Offer for 2019-20

  • Asbestos Checklist / Tool & EMAP

  • G4S Service Planner for 2019 collections

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The Procurement Service has over 20 years experience in commissioning public sector goods and services and in contract management. As part of Birmingham City Council, we are able to award contracts that provide quality goods and services and take advantage of our bulk buying power to deliver competitive prices.
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New S&GS Service Offer for 2019-20
01 Apr
Welcome to the 2019-20 Service Offer from School and Governor Support (S&GS). This brochure, which you can download here, provides an overview of the services offered to subscribing schools and academies together with the information you will need to access them. As before, our support is focused on all aspects of school leadership and management other than those relating to the quality and effectiveness of teaching and learning. As always we continually review our offer to subscribing schools and the invaluable feedback given by headteachers, governors and trustees helps ensure that the service continues to meet your developing needs and crucially provides excellent value for money. S&GS remains a fully traded service and is, therefore, required to recover 100% of its operating costs. For the period 2018-19, nearly 80% of the family of Birmingham schools (both maintained and academies) made the decision to subscribe to S&GS. Your continued support is much appreciated and will only enhance our ability to respond to the wide range of issues that you face on a day-to-day basis. Having been able to keep our costs without increase for many years, there will be another small increase of £50 in the subscription charge for 2019-20 to £2,100. Maintained schools and recently converted academies will be invoiced early in the new financial year. Existing academies will be invoiced, as usual, during September 2019 in line with their own funding arrangements. We urge you to take a really good look at our updated service offer laid out in this brochure. In the Introduction page, we would like to take an opportunity to share some of the things that you tell us you value most from your subscription as well as highlighting some additional benefits that you can look forward to this year. We hope that you will continue to subscribe to S&GS which, you tell us, is highly valued by school leaders and governing boards (GBs). Best wishes, Karen Davies Interim Head of Service School and Governor Support Thank you for all that you do on behalf of our children and young people!
Asbestos Checklist / Tool & EMAP
23 Jan
ASBESTOS 1. Management Assurance Process (EMAP) In 2018 the Department for Education launched its AMAP and you may have received a notice from the ESFA requesting the completion of an AMAP questionnaire. Information and guidance regarding this process has previously been communicated: http://www.birminghameducationsupportservices.co.uk/Article/57101 The DfE has re-opened the AMAP portal, to provide schools and responsible bodies, who were unable to participate in the first collection, the chance to provide information and an assured response. If you still need to complete the AMAP and submit an assurance declaration closing date is 15th February 2019. DfE information is located: Asbestos Management Assurance Process (EMAP) 2. Asbestos Checklist & ‘What Good Look Like’ A 10 point Asbestos checklist/tool and an example of ‘What Good Look Like’ are attached as aides to assist you in reviewing your schools asbestos management arrangements.
G4S Service Planner for 2019 collections
22 Jan
IF YOU ARE A NEW G4S CUSTOMER WHO SUBSCRIBES TO THE PROCUREMENT SERVICE PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE A 2019 SERVICE PLANNER. Download your G4S Service Planner for 2019 collections here. If you are unsure please contact cps@birmingham.gov.uk Completed service planners should be sent to : tina.k.nandra@birmingham.gov.uk NB: Requests can take up to 10 working days to action.
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26 Apr
Food Safety Online- Level 2
This Level 2 course has been designed to help anyone who handles, prepares or serves food in the catering industry understand their legal responsibilities and know what constitutes best practice in regards to controlling food safety hazards, controlling temperatures, food storage, food preparation, personal hygiene and premises cleaning. The course is suitable for food handlers in all disciplines of the catering sector, including restaurants, hotels, cafes, bars, fast-food outlets, takeaways, mobile food trucks, kitchens, hospitals, schools and colleges
01 May
Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work MAY 2019 - THE PERRY TREE, KINGSTANDING
The courses run over three days and conforms to the Health and Safety Executive syllabus which satisfies the duty to provide a qualified ‘first aider’ as required under the Health & Safety (First Aid at Work) Regulations. Principles covered: Understand the role of the first aider including reference to: * The importance of preventing cross infection * The need for recording incidents and actions * Use of available equipment Assess the situation and circumstances in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency. Administer first aid to a casualty who is unconscious ( including seizure) Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking. Administer first aid to a casualty who is suffering from shock. Provide appropriate first aid to minor injuries (including small cuts, grazes and bruises, minor burns and scalds, small splinters). Administer first aid to a casualty with: *Injuries to bones, muscles and joints, including suspected spinal injury *Chest injuries *Burns and scalds *Eye injuries *Sudden poisoning *Anaphylactic shock. Recognise the presence of major illness and provide appropriate first aid (including heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, asthma, diabetes
01 May
COSHH/ Manual Handling Refresher Training
The COSHH training is provided by our chemical supplier and is designed to give workers knowledge of the health risks surrounding work with hazardous substances, including how to undertake a COSHH assessment by identifying the risks and the control measures needed, and ensure that they understand how to work safely with hazardous substances. The manual handling course is aimed at all levels of employees who may undertake manual handling operations, including the transporting of a load of items by lifting, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving thereof by hand or by bodily force.: