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  • Asbestos Checklist / Tool & EMAP

  • G4S Service Planner for 2019 collections

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The Procurement Service
Your access to Birmingham City Council's bulk buying power
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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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.
Keep your pupils, staff and visitors safe this winter
23 Nov
Be prepared this winter - Keep your pupils, staff & visitors safe White de-icing rock salt - 25KG @ £6.26p The 25KG bags for easy distribution & storage Salt leaves little or no residue, this is ideal for winter maintenance Special bulk buy discount available for Birmingham Schools - Ends Friday 22nd Feb 2019 Contact Nobisco Now.... 0121 328 3889 sales@nobisco.co.uk www.nobisco.co.uk To view all contracts available click here : www.birminghameducationsupportservices.co.uk/Page/3305 Find out how much we are saving schools here : www.birminghameducationsupportservices.co.uk/Page/10715
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27 Feb
Perfecting Performance Management
This workshop will help delegates to develop their confidence and skills to: • Prepare for these important meetings • Reflect on individual performance, both tasks and behaviours • Develop objectives to achieve the strategic goals defined in the School Improvement Plan, for the diverse range of staff and roles that they manage • Manage meetings with greater confidence, clarity of expectations, outcomes and next steps Delegates are asked to bring specific examples of the challenges they have to performance manage.
27 Feb
Half Day Signs of Safety and Wellbeing (SOSW)
The session provides an overview of Early Help practice skills in engagement, assessment and planning using SOSW methodology. Name of course: Half day SOSW Purpose: To enable effective delivery and recording of Early Help in education settings meeting requirements in Keeping Children Safe in Education, 2018. Designed for: Staff responsible for engaging directly with families to deliver “in setting” EH responses and coordinate multi-agency EH plans.
28 Feb
Budget Management Training (2 day course)
This course aims to provide delegates with an understanding of • How school funding is calculated • Budget Planning including practical exercises on how to formulate a Budget Plan • Budget monitoring – how to interpret budget monitoring reports • Schools Financial Value Standard • The role of Internal Audit • The role of the Finance Committee