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Birmingham Control Centre
The Birmingham Control Centre - one of Europe's leading hubs for security monitoring and services
The Birmingham Control Centre is one of Europe's leading hubs for security monitoring and services, with CCTV cameras located throughout Birmingham. We offer a comprehensive package of services that can be tailored to your individual organisational needs, including:

  • Alarm systems / monitoring / call outs
  • Remote CCTV monitoring
  • Key holding services and active response
  • Lone worker systems

We are committed to providing a high quality service at very competitive rates.
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Gas and Electricity price increases
30 Jan
The Crown Commercial Service Energy Budget Forecast for January 2018 can be found here The forecast figures are purely indicative based on information currently available at point of publication. The forecast figures are based upon a nationwide comparison and as each school’s energy profile is different please direct any individual queries to: cps@birmingham.gov.uk To find out more about what the Birmingham City Council’s Utility framework includes click here
Capital Maintenance Dual Funding Initiative 2018
23 Jan
FAO: Head Teacher, Business Manager and Bursar CC: Chair of Governing Body RE: Capital Maintenance Dual Funding Initiative 2018 Following the success of previous Dual Funding programmes I am pleased to launch the 2018 initiative. The application is available to all Community, Foundation and Voluntary Controlled schools (Voluntary Aided schools are subject to a separate funding process). This is an opportunity for you to apply to the Local Authority for funding to assist with addressing key building condition priorities. This will be for new projects which have not yet started. The project must address a condition priority that if not addressed has the potential to lead to full or partial school closure. Please submit your completed Dual Funding Application (in Excel format) no later than 16 March 2018 via email to edsi.enquiries@birmingham.gov.uk The appraisal and approval of applications will be subject to the full terms and conditions set out in the enclosed Conditions appendix. The initial conditions for considering your application are as follows: 1.Schools are expected to meet at least 50% of the total project cost. Schools may be expected to make a greater contribution where they have significant surplus carry forward. 2.Mandatory Duty Holder Training - a key school staff member has a valid attendance certificate i.e. has attended the training within the past three years. If not, attendance at the next available session will be required. 3. You have an up to date Statutory Testing regime for equipment and plant along with the necessary plans for addressing any recommended remedial works, and have returned the latest mandatory declaration of compliance form. 4. You have an up to date Asbestos Management Plan and will provide a copy to the LA. If you require support with this, then please contact your Asset Management officer and arrange to attend the next available Asbestos Management training. 5. An up to date Fire Risk Assessment If you have any questions or require guidance with completing your application then please do not hesitate to contact the Education Infrastructure team via email to edsi.enquiries@birmingham.gov.uk or by telephone on 0121 303 8847. We look forward to receiving your application and supporting you with capital maintenance priorities.
Cold and Flu season.... Are your staff off sick?
09 Jan
Staff off sick? Does your school need qualified, experienced and reliable supply teaching staff now? Click here to view full details of suppliers available.
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Mental Health First Aid - Adult - February 2018
You will learn to recognise the early signs of mental health problems and respond appropriately to assist people. You will gain practical skills to offer initial support to someone who is experiencing a mental health problem, until professional treatment can be accessed, while keeping yourself safe. The course covers common mental health problems and has been designed to fit into four manageable chunks: * Mental Health First Aid, mental health and depression * Depression (continued) and suicidal crisis * Anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders and self-harm * Psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
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20 Feb
Mental Health First Aid - Adult - February 2018
You will learn to recognise the early signs of mental health problems and respond appropriately to assist people. You will gain practical skills to offer initial support to someone who is experiencing a mental health problem, until professional treatment can be accessed, while keeping yourself safe. The course covers common mental health problems and has been designed to fit into four manageable chunks: * Mental Health First Aid, mental health and depression * Depression (continued) and suicidal crisis * Anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders and self-harm * Psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
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26 Feb
GDPR: Safeguarding Your Pupil's Data
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply in the UK from May 2018 and replaces the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). This has a significant impact on schools as the GDPR contains new provisions intended to enhance the protection of children’s personal data. Topics will cover: • Legislative Changes and the impact on practice • Data Storage and Access • Dealing with data breaches • Implications for safeguarding practice