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Latest News

Your school's named S&GS contact officer during this period
23 Mar
Dear Headteacher, The School and Governor Support team are working, variously, from home and from the office. We want to ensure that our subscribing schools and their governing boards continue to get access to the officers that they need and get the advice, guidance and support that will be needed over the coming weeks. Many of you will be used to calling our ‘main’ service number (303 2541) but as we are unable to re-direct this number to our work mobile phones when we work from home, we can re-direct instead our individual landline no. to them when necessary. Please have a look at the attached file containing an below alphabetical list of subscribing schools, identify who your school's designated first point of contact is and then ring him/her in the first instance whenever you need to contact us. Regards, School and Governor Support
19 Mar
URGENT : CONFIDENTIAL WASTE PW Commercial Co. Ltd T/A Printwaste Recycling & Shredding Printwaste, the Council’s confidential waste provider, have asked that if any site does not require a scheduled collection in the coming weeks to let them know on 01242 588600 (choose the option for either operations or sales). PLEASE NOTE: If Printwaste visit a site and cannot gain entry, there will be a ‘no show’ charge.
Education Infrastructure Termly Bulletin - March 2020
19 Mar
Please find attached the Education Instructure Termly Bulletin - March 2020
Landlord Approval Application Form 2019 - 2020 for Academies and Free Schools
19 Mar
Please find attached the Landlord Approval Application Form 2019-20 for Academies and Free Schools.
School Property Handbook
19 Mar
Please find attached the School Property Handbook.
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Training & Events

01 Apr
POSTPONED: Birmingham UNICEF RRSA, 101 Ways to Implement RRSA
This is a really exciting initiative that is already having a significant impact on building resilience with children and young people in Birmingham. There are 170 schools engaged with the RRSA and due to high demand, we are now able to offer further training.
23 Apr
Asbestos Management Plan (AMP) Training
Under legislation covering management of asbestos your school is required to maintain an up to date Asbestos Management Plan. In order to support duty holders with this key statutory requirement we have scheduled a number of half day training sessions. The sessions will be delivered by experienced colleagues from the Education Health and Safety Team; who will lead you through the management plan and monitoring regimes step by step.
29 Apr
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).
29 Apr
Ambitious Curriculum and Cultural Capital for all
This course will provide governors with the opportunity to explore their own school’s curriculum offer in the light of current Ofsted recommendations and help them identify and recognise positive examples of impact when visiting their schools or talking with school leaders. Specifically, the course covers: • an exploration of Cultural Capital; • how an ambitious curriculum can lead to both improved standards and an enhanced impact on children’s and young people’s life chances, including their readiness for the next stage in their education, training or employment; • what Ofsted expects; • key questions and lines of enquiry to explore with the school leadership team and • how knowledge gleaned from monitoring activities can influence the school’s own self-evaluation.
01 May
Safeguarding Briefings and Workshops - Perry Barr (Summer Term 2020)
These practice focussed meetings will give you the chance to meet with your DSL peers, discuss local issues and come away with resources for implementation back in your setting. Included will be a practical workshop e.g using Right Help Right Time, working with Birmingham Children’s Trust, using the new Early Help Assessment, after which toolkits will be produced to enable DSLs to disseminate good practice across their settings.